I hope everything is going well and that the fact that you're reading this means your power is back on! (For anyone that lives outside MA or NH, we had a huge storm/ice storm and a LOT of people lost power and heat all weekend. UML (and almost every other school in the area) closed on Friday because of power outages and the road conditions. That's one of the best things about going to school in New England. We get flood days, snow days, cold days... etc. Fortunately, my city avoided the storm completely and my brother still got to have his birthday party today. HAPPY BIRTHDAY BUB!
So FINALS... yeah... they're pretty awful and they're HERE!
Tonight is the start of 24 hour quiet hours. That means that from now until move out, people need to follow quiet hour rules. This means no yelling, no loud music with the door open and just having respect in general. It's a great tool because students study best at all different times of the day and sleep all different hours of the night, depending on what's due and when.
Tomorrow is reading day, which means the whole day is dedicated to studying and reading. This year it worked differently because we had a weekend between the last day of classes and reading day.
Finals start on Tuesday the 16th and go until Saturday and then there are some finals on Monday the 22nd. There are three finals slots, they are 8am, 11:30am and 3pm. If you have more than two finals in a day or two finals in the same slot, you can request that one is moved. A final for your major trumps all other finals.
* If you're a UML student: this is a friendly reminder that you have 24 hours after your last final or until Monday the 22nd at 6pm (whichever comes first) to move out for the break. *
So here are some friendly finals tips:
STUDY! Don't wing it, finals are usually a big chunk of your final grade.
SLEEP! Don't pull an all nighter. Falling asleep during your big A&P final won't help anything.
DON'T CRAM! It is scientifically proven that there is a chemical in your brain that counteracts cramming. You won't learn what you're trying to learn.
EAT BREAKFAST! I don't care if you aren't the type that just "doesn't eat breakfast." Theses exams can be long and you don't need hunger distracting you.
That's all folks. Now I have to go study.
Thanks for reading,