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Spring is the most stressful semester

By Te'Andrea Hood
On April 23, 2014

Cramming for tests, studying late at night, doing group projects and turning in assignments before it's too late are signs of the end of spring semester.

For the past three years, the spring has repeatedly been the most stressful semester for me. Applying for scholarships, waiting on internship interviews, debating whether to take summer classes and trying extremely hard to find a job are all difficult tasks students may find themselves tackling.

Spring semester is "crunch time." For example, one of my professors teaches at a nice pace and informs us about the testing materials in perfect weeks' timing. When it's almost near the end of the semester, some professors will make you cram a lot of information all at once. Some professors will even give an exam two days after the information has been taught.

If you become stressed out during this time there are four key points to remember: The first thing you must do is manage your time. Time is very important especially when you have a busy agenda and numerous things to do.

Second, always write down a schedule. Keep some type of planner or calendar to control your weekly events or deadlines.

Third understand that school is very important. You have to make sure that you aren’t putting other events, parties and and people before your studies. There are always parties, probates and various other events that go on during this semester. It's important that you make sure you are in good academic standing.

Third-year political science student Tia Coleman says “Even though I am about to graduate, the anticipation still sets in knowing you have several assignment due and test to take.”  Many professors on campus care about our grades, some don’t, it’s your choice to make things happen.”

Finalize everything do not procrastinate. Procrastination is a hesitation to get to where you are trying to go. “It took me one time to fail a class my GPA dropped and I never procrastinated again said, 4th year FAMU-FSU engineering student Gracie Cesaire.

It's always a pleasure to leave for the summer knowing that you have successfully completed another semester. In order to stay determined, remember that you have three long months without school around the corner. Stay focused and know that you can do anything you set your mind to.

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