Final advice

Students describe their experiences with finals and how they will study for the end of the semester.

Eden Kurr, Staff Writer

“Finals in high school actually matter, so they’ll probably have harder questions and be more difficult. In middle school we only had one final at the end of the year, instead of two big finals.”

“Trying to memorize the information is probably the most difficult. I use Kea. It’s an app that’s on the App Store and also online, and you can basically make flashcards if you put the information in, like a term and the definition.”

-Yasmeen Medhat, freshman

“I go in expecting the hardest final, and if it’s easier, that’s great, but if it’s harder, then hopefully I’ll be prepared for it.”

“The hardest part about finals is managing your time really wisely. Learning which ones to prioritize over others will really help your time.”

-Vandita Garimella, sophomore

“If you think ‘I’m going to kill this test,’ and you get a D, that means you probably need to relearn that stuff.”

“I’ll probably go over study guides, note packets, concepts and stuff. If there’s not a specific review for the class, it probably means you don’t need one. I study the night before or I don’t.”

-Alex Thill, sophomore

“I make a lot of flash cards. I probably bought thirty of those flash card packs, because they were on sale at the beginning of the school year.”

“If it’s a review packet, I’ll do all the problems I can without looking at my notes. If I can’t, I’ll just look it up.”

-Jennifer Chen, junior

“If you have a high enough grade, you can focus on some of your other classes. If you have borderline grades, especially, that’s going to make for a very stressful finals week.”

“Don’t cram–sleep is more important than cramming if it’s two o’clock in the morning.”

-Allison Meegan, senior