What was once an avoidable situation has now become common for many college students stuck at home: you do your chores, eat some food and finally sit down to study for your final exam coming up, when all of a sudden you’re interrupted by a family member. Again.
While some people are getting ready for the holidays, Penn State students use the three weeks between breaks to prepare for finals — which could make or break their semester.
Finals week is probably the most dreaded event in any college student’s life. The smell of coffee seems to be constantly in the air, the campus is filled with more books and screens than students, and everyone feels like they’ve got the jitters.
Finals week can be a stressful time for students, worsened by inadequate coping techniques and pressure from both internal and external sources.
As finals season rapidly approaches, staying up late to cram for exams and burning the midnight oil has arrived for most students. Students swarming the library and struggling to find a quiet place to work in while some stay in their rooms with notes sprawled across their desks.