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Good Info About Finals...Just a Little Late

(Academics, Class of 2015) Permanent link   All Posts
 Alexis Chavarria-Aguilar The semester’s finish line is finally within sight! I would like to talk about finals briefly, you know, debunk a few myths about this last week before winter leave.

The first, and perhaps most common, myth about finals week is that cadets never sleep. This may be true for a small number of people, but the majority of us get more than enough shut-eye. With no classes or military obligations this week, I’ve had plenty of time to study and rest.

Myth number two revolves around the time everyone gets to go home. No, you’re not held here against your will until a certain date. Once you have completed all of your exams, as well as your last military obligation (LMO), you are free to go home. I know some upper class who have had the luxury of going home almost a full week before everyone else! I’m pretty sure it primarily depends on your exam schedule, and maybe a little luck.

Lastly, I would like to address the difficulty of our exams. Of course, finals are no walk in the park, but they are not the end of the world either. As long as you can balance your time, get enough to eat and sleep, you’ll be fine. The less energy you waste stressing, the better. Again, success is all in your state of mind. All you have to do is work hard and stay positive.

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