With finals this week many students and teachers stress is raised and at an all time high for the semester.  Between all the tests and projects there is much more work in and outside of classrooms needed to be done.

With studying all the information learned about so far in the year, there are many strategies that can be used to help out the process.  Mr. Donovan, a Junior American History teacher allowed me to ask him a few questions about his point of view on finals week.

I asked Mr. Donovan, “As a teacher how do you feel towards finals?”

His response, “Finals are a good way to put an accumulative end into the semester and put all of your learning into one day.  They may be a little stressful but they are a good way of doing that.  It also does a good job replicating what you’ll have to do in college.”

With that being said I asked the next question I had for him, “What do you find are some of the best tips and tricks for studying?”

“For the most part, work on the basics look at stuff make sure if you know it, you know it.  If you don’t, you don’t.  At this point of the year you’re probably ready anyways and if you don’t know it you’re not going to learn it in this last few days, believe in yourself and know that you’ve already learned it.”

My last and final question was about the new semester and what Mr. Donovan was looking forward to in his classes.

He said, “In history we are starting the religions class which is really exciting.  It’ll be fun being with a bunch of students that I don”t know as much, mixing it up seeing how different personalities interact with each other.

Finals week can be stressful, and take a lot of hard work.  Remember to take breaks and try your hardest, good luck Prairie Hawks!



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