Written By Jonathan Markovics |
The school year is quickly coming to an end and final exams are approaching fast. This year final exams will begin on Thursday, June 12, 2014. Below is the final exam schedule:
For many students, exam week can be the most stressful time of the school year. Exams are only a few weeks away, but students should start organizing, preparing, and studying now. There are various ways in which students can prepare to walk into the exams confident and ready to take the test. Listed below are study tips from Teen Vogue Magazine.
- Understand your goals
- Prioritize the tests that matter the most
- Clarify the content and format of your exams
- Aim to begin studying at least one month in advance
- Learn how you study best
- Take snack breaks
- Know when to stop studying
- Get a good night’s sleep
- Naturally energize yourself the morning of the test
Final exams are worth ten percent of the final grade in a year long course and 20% fo the final grade in a semester course, so students need to take the exams seriously. Time management, creating a study guide, studying with friends, and relaxing will hopefully lead to a good grade. If stress is a problem, read Got STRESS?, written by Amanda Garbinski, for some great tips on how to get back to a stress-free study mode.
This year, Seniors and Juniors can benefit from exemptions. For Seniors, as stated in the Morgan Student Handbook, “At the discretion of the teacher, seniors may be excused from an examination if: At the end of the second semester (June), the senior has an average for that semester of 90 or better in the course.” Also, Juniors earned the privilege of exemption from the final exams by completing both Junior Portfolio and SBAC Testing with a 95% participation. Leah Campano’s article, 95% Participation = Junior Privileges, goes into more detail on the Junior privileges.
Good luck to all Morgan students taking final exams. Keep calm and study on!