Entries tagged with “Winter Break” from Hawk Talk - Guthrie

My favorite holiday of the year is this Thursday. I love getting together with family and stuffing my face like Iíve never eaten before. This Thursday also marks the beginning of Christmas season, which is essentially the end of fall.


Winter brings on lot of exciting things; holidays, winter break, snow, snowboarding. But donít forget, winter also brings on term papers and final examinations. When we come back to school next week, it will be December. This means we only have two weeks left, and then finals. If you are new to school this year, donít be scared, but definitely be prepared. Finals are no joke.


If a final exam is your only chance of passing a class, then you should start studying ASAP. If you have done well over the semester, finals are a good chance to improve or maintain your grade. I suggest getting your final schedule in advance, and planning out when you will study for each final.


Keep in mind, final schedules are pretty random, and they can be scheduled and day from Monday-Saturday. I would advise not to load up finals week with hours at work. Try to maximize your studying time. Forming studying groups can help to understand tough subject areas, and also reinforce your understanding by explaining things to others. Try to use your past tests as a guide for about ĺ of a cumulative final.


Enjoy youíre Thanksgiving weekend, but keep in mind that the end of the semester is near. Thanks for reading.



Done with finals, done with Christmas shopping, I am done for the year! I am totally ready to earn some money and hit the slopes! So credit wise, I am now officially a senior, even though I will be taking junior classes. This fall I was a junior taking senior classes. Going on co-op definitely screwed up my schedule. I had my last final this morning in differential equations. That was the end of my last math class, and I must say, it feels good to be done with math. Coming from a vocational high school, I didnít think I would ever make it through the math and science classes in UML engineering. But here I am about to enter my second to last semester in plastics engineering, and the only gen ed class I have left is Chemistry II.  Have a great winter everyone! Iíll keep you posted on my break!

Winter break...


Any plans for your winter break yet? Iím heading to Jacksonville FL to spend Christmas with my family. A lot of people think thatís cool, but there is absolutely no chance of having a white Christmas there. Luckily I will be home in time for new years. I am also looking forward to snowboarding and making some money working full time.

I considered taking an elective over winter break, but the hours were way too demanding. My friend told me he was taking a short stories class, Monday through Saturday 9 AM- 12 PM. I think Iíll pass. That would totally destroy my chances of working over the break and limit the amount of time I spent snowboarding.

The way my winter break looks like it will work out so far, is: Working 4 days per week, putting in about 40 hours, and then going to the gym after work. That would leave me with 3 days off, hopefully 2 of them going snowboarding and 1 day to relax and do chores. I also think this winter break would be a good time to start studying for my GREís and get some work done on my capstone project. Only one more week until a month of educational freedom! Good luck with finals everyone!

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