Gabriel Hall

Jaden Patterson working on a final project.

As we come to the end of the semester, the pressure is on. Students are rushing to get caught up on any and all work, as well as study for finals. With finals right around the corner, it is important to prepare oneself with proper studying habits and self care.

Finals for most classes are tests over what was covered that semester. For other classes such as English, some teachers may assign essays or other projects to replace or go along with the test. 

Generally speaking, finals count towards 20% of your overall grade in a class for the semester. Because of this, it is important for students to do well to maintain or improve their grade. This tends to add stress on students, as passing finals may determine whether a student passes a class for the semester or keeps their desired grade.

Finals are split into 2 days with 80 minute periods to ensure that students have enough time to complete their exams. 1st, 2nd, and 4th hour finals are on the first day, and 5th, 6th, and 7th hour finals are on the second day, ending at 12:20pm both days. 

For some students, finals are a touchy topic and can be a very anxiety inducing time, however, for others it may be a walk in the park. After being asked how she felt about finals, Annabella Upton, a senior at CCHS said, “Finals are just not very stressful for me, because I’ve done them so many times and I know what to expect.”

Some good things to note with finals coming next week… Get plenty of rest; studying is less effective if not well rested. Eat well to properly fuel the mind, and take breaks when studying to prevent overloading on information. These things will all contribute to success on finals and minimize stress.