The 6 Top Regrets Students Have Once Finals Week Hits
Oh finals week, the time of year when students turn into zombies and energy drink companies make a killing. Some students aspire to do the bare minimum to squeeze out a C, some are going frantic trying to maintain their A. However, this is the week where all students kick themselves, asking themselves if they could've done more so they wouldn't be going paranoid about their final grade.
via Wikipedia The M.D. Anderson Library at UH, only filled up during finals week!
The answer is yes. Here's a list of the top six regrets students have come finals week.
6. Spending too much time on Facebook and Twitter
It's funny how social media has consumed the lives of students. What's more important, paying attention in class or making sure your homegirl knows that the cookies she baked look soooooooo good? At the beginning of the year, it's the latter. Right now? Probably the former.
It's gotten to the point that Facebook and Twitter have become a necessary crutch to briefly escape from studying or paying attention in class. It becomes a brief break, turned into four hours of lollygagging.
Or, you can tell your friends and favorite celebrities to stop being interesting. Problem solved.
5. Writing illegible notes
You could be the best student in the world, always showing up to class, always asking the best questions, etc. But, when you're absorbing every word and transcribing it to your notebook as fast as you can, you may ask yourself when you're studying for finals, "What the fuck did I just write?"
You go from the best student in the world, to a student that knows he's screwed when finals week comes around. It's a terrible feeling, like a punch to the stomach. All the hard work gone to waste because it looks like you wrote with your feet, blindfolded.
Get a laptop for next semester and print notes out, the first couple hundred pages you can print out is free on campus!
By the end of the year, students try to study everything on the syllabus in hopes of salvaging the time not spent in the classroom. Some get lucky, most beg their professors for extra credit. By that time, the professor automatically identifies you as the kid that shows up every once in awhile.
Next semester, don't be that kid.