Final Exam Preparation

Chloe Gillum, Writer, Reporter

As the first semester of the 2021-22 school year comes to a close, students are beginning to feel the pressure of semester exams. Though students are anticipating the two-and-a-half-week break off of school, it’s important that they are prepared to take their exams first. I’ve gathered some suggestions for feeling prepared for the week ahead.

-When reviewing notes, for example, set a 30-minute timer on your phone. Place your phone across the room so you’re not tempted to use it. Review your notes until the timer goes off and then take a five to ten-minute break before repeating the process.

-Refer back to past unit tests and quizzes so you can familiarize yourself with what material your exam will contain. Use a different color writing utensil to make note of what you did incorrectly so you know what not to do on the exam.

-In the margins of your notes, write short questions based on what the most important parts of your notes are about. While covering up your notes with a piece of paper, read the questions you wrote in the margins and try to answer them.

Most importantly, try your best and remind yourself that you are prepared. No matter the result, don’t beat yourself up. You have worked hard this semester and deserve to enjoy your break!

Wednesday begins the first day of exams next week and the schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, December 15 – 5th and 7th-period exams – regular bell schedule (full day & dismissal at 4:00)

Thursday, December 16 –  2nd, 3rd, and 1st-period exams – half-day (dismissal at 12:50)

Friday, December 17 – 6th, 4th, and 8th-period exams – half-day (dismissal at 12:50)