Sunday, January 11, 2009
What is the Big Deal about Finals?
Finals. What does finals week really mean? For some it means house arrest by their parents, others a free week of doing nothing, and for some it is somewhere in between. I am one of those kids who settle in the middle. I have a very dedicated mother when it comes to my academic well being. Then i have a dad who also cares but would rather talk to me about sports. I tend to stay near my dad during the weekend prior and the week of finals. As for me, I know I need to study and put forth a lot of effort towards these few exams, but somehow I can never just focus for more than an hour at a time. I get pretty decent grades but it is always the case where I am at the border of 2 grades like a B- and a C+ or a B+ or an A-. I keep telling myself, "I'm going to study, I'm gonna do it." But then I always find myself in front of my TV frozen to the screen until my mom comes into the room and yells at me for not getting to work. Me personally, I don't think finals are all that bad. Except for the 5 hours a day spent on the weekend and may 2 hours during the week it is a free week of school. The best part of Finals is once you finish that last test on Friday and a full weekend is ahead of you. That sigh of relief once you put the pencil down on Friday morning is one of the best feelings in the world. So really I don't think Finals week is all that terrible.