(Closed) How bad do finals stress you out?

posted 7 years ago in College
  • poll: How bad do finals get to you?
    Not bad, I tend to retain information pretty easily. : (5 votes)
    13 %
    They're stressful, but I don't lose sleep over them. : (8 votes)
    21 %
    I'm wigging out, a little. : (9 votes)
    23 %
    Forget showering, eating, even sleeping. My life IS finals. : (12 votes)
    31 %
    Suckas! I'm done with school. : (5 votes)
    13 %
  • Post # 3
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    852 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I’m finishing my first year of grad school, have 2 jobs, and I”m getting married in 2 weeks. I feel like I could combust at any moment. I swear to God, if one more person asks me, “how are you handling all this with a wedding? Aren’t you worried?” I’m going to fucking kill someone. Of course I’m stressed, that’s a stupid question.

    Post # 3
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    329 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    sending lots of luck and positive vibes your way! 

    Post # 4
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    326 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I haate finals! I freak out, I’m trying to control myself right now because I still have a little time, but I’m supposed to graduate in May and I’m so scared somehow something horrible will happen and I’ll have to tell everyone I failed a class! Really I should have good grades, but I’m just so ready to be done, the stress is getting to me! I worked and did took 18 hours this semester and it has kicked my butt for sure.

    Post # 5
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    2142 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Ugh, I have a lab final tomorrow- have I looked at the lab manuel or studying guide? Nope, finishing one of my last three papers that’s due tomorrow as well. How long has this two page paper taken me? 5 hours. It’s on a book called “Danger, Duty, and Dillisuion” Distraction should also be part of it.

    Senioritis has set in and I’m still a year out. Ugh.

     

    And for the past week I’ve been nervous because one of my closest friends  is in the hospital and will be for at least 4 more days.

    Post # 6
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    567 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I do take school very seriously, I always study and make good grades…but I never stress over test. I usually make B’s (ok, and the occasional C!). I know I am terrible because I know if I studied more I could have straight A’s. Anyways…finals are week after next, I am not worried one bit! 😀

    Post # 7
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    327 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2012

    Finals stress me out LESS than normal tests because at this point in the semester, the final can only do so much to affect your grade. I just took one on Monday (in my hardest class EVER) and did the math ahead of time – a score of 10 would get me a D in the course, a 50 gets me a C, a 90 gets me a B. Unless I scored either an amazing final exam grade or an abysmal one, my grade is pretty much locked in.

    @MsLotus: Aaaah, that’s how I feel too! The irrational fear about failing something! This is my last semester and I’m like, “What if I screw it up and don’t actually graduate? How will I ever admit it to anyone?”

    Post # 8
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    387 posts
    Helper bee

    I’m in my second semester of law school– needless to say– I’m FREAKING STRESSED THE HELL OUT!

    NOBODY go to law school EVER.  

    Post # 9
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    2260 posts
    Buzzing bee

    Can I say I actually love exam time more than the weeks leading up to it? I still live with my parents and to say the least they are very involved much more than I would like them to be in my life/studies so the month before they always put me on lock down. At least during exam time they leave me alone and actually let me stay on campus to study, so win for me.

    I much perfer studying for exams than writing essays, I hate writing essays.

    Post # 10
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    244 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I have four undergrad degrees and 2 masters. Believe me, I know how much the end of the year can suck! And spring finals are always soooo much worse than fall finals! When you’re working and trying to live your life (especially if that involves planning a wedding) it can seem completely overwhelming. So, here are some thoughts that may help you feel better:

     1. Turns out, your brain actually records every single thing you’ve ever seen, heard, tasted, touched, felt, or smelled since you were born….so all those class lectures you thought you slept through? Still in there somewhere….

    2. Gross but true…the smell of your man’s sweat will actually help you relax. And if that doesn’t work….

    3. Sleep is your friend. Sleep not only allows your body to rejuvinate (helping you to keep focused and energized) but also allows your brain to digest and store all that crazy studying you’ve been doing. Helpful hint: Cramming never works, but if you read over notes and text books before bed for a week or so before your test, you’re more likely to retain it!

    4. Lastly but not least, as a college professor I will let you in on a secret: your instructors are every bit as stressed out and overwhelmed as you!! Most of them have anywhere from 75-300 students (more at bigger universities) to keep track of and papers to grade and usually only a week to get it all done! So count your blessings that all you have to do is write one!

     

     

    Post # 11
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    3981 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    Normally they don’t scare me too much. I stay up all night before the text for some last minute cramming but this semester I am DEFINATELY freaked. Its my last semester and I. MUST. PASS.

    Post # 12
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    5118 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    @LaviniaRose2013: 2nd semester 2L – completely agree. Stay away, friends, stay away!!

    Post # 13
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    1641 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I graduated last summer, but I still remember how stressful, challending and demanding the last quarter was!

    Post # 14
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    862 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    Normally I don’t sleep during the week of finals, but this semester, I think I’m not caring as much.  This school has burnt me out… I’ll pass this semester, probably with A’s and B’s, so I’m just going with the flow and trying not to wig out about it too much.

    Post # 15
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    1553 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Reading this makes me SO glad I am done with school. As an undergrad, exams were no big deal, but in law school?  All you hear is that if you aren’t at the top of your class, you won’t make Law Review, a lot of firms won’t even interview you, and you’ll never get a job.  And the worst part?   Your entire semester’s grade comes from one exam.

    I can remember always getting really sick  before exams and having to take (TMI alert!) a bunch of Imodium before every exam.  Ugh.  I feel for you ladies.

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