College Exams

May 4, 2021

5 Excellent Tips for Taking Final Exams Remotely

When thousands of universities and millions of students were thrown in the loop this spring, professors and administrators felt pressured...

Dec 20, 2010

We’ve All Been There: Waiting For Your Grades

You know the grades are curved, but you also know that leaving the last essay blank is not going to bode well on your overall score. You talked to your friends in the class and compared answers. You’ve flipped through your notes again and again. You’ve attempted to calculate your score in your head.

Dec 13, 2010

We’ve All Been There: Final Exams

You set your alarm for 8am, then check it 3 times to make sure it's right. Just to be safe, you set your phone alarm too. Everyone knows the urban legend about the time the power went out and that poor student slept through the exam that was worth 50% of her grade. That's not going to be you.

How to Survive Finals Week 101

The last few weeks of the semester can get a little stressful. And not because you just can’t seem to find the perfect present for everyone on your list (or in my case because you keep getting distracted by Macy’s shoe department and never get around to buying those other presents), but because of finals. Remember those? Probably not.

Dec 7, 2010

Plan Ahead to Avoid the Post-Thanksgiving Crunch

When the hell did November get here? That is what I want to know. Seriously, just yesterday I was telling y'all how to prepare your brains for August and get back into the school mode. And now it's November. How did that happen and how can I make it stop?

Nov 10, 2010

The Weekly Ten: Avoid Studying for Midterms

Fall is in full swing. The pumpkin spice lattes are a part of your daily ritual. You’ve broken in your new fall boots. You’ve given up that whole turning over a new leaf idea - you know, the one that involved getting your homework done on time. And hey, just in time for midterms too.

Oct 18, 2010

Oct 11, 2010

We’ve All Been There: The Blue Book

You’ve spent the past 4 nights in the library flipping through your tattered notebook. You’ve highlighted and re-highlighted all the most important sections in the textbook.

May 4, 2010

A Tip of the Hat to Duke’s, Cathy Davidson

Whose lunatic idea was it to throw National Teacher Day in May, when finals are looming and we're more stressed out than Kanye when he pulled the mic from T-Swift!?

May 3, 2010

Body Blog: Stay Healthy… Even During Finals!

Pulling all-nighters, running on coffee and 5-hour-energy shots, and making the library your new permanent residence? College is already hard enough! Then, at the end of every semester, we have to deal with EXAMS.

Apr 26, 2010

College Q&A: To Take Adderall, Or Not To Take It…

So here’s my question that maybe you can help with.... And don’t judge me for it, please. So finals are coming up and I really need to do well. I sorta slacked for the past couple of weeks and I need these tests to bring my grades up. My friend offered to give me some Adderall to help me with the studying....

Mar 17, 2010

Would You Rather…

Would you rather get guaranteed A's on all your finals without having to study OR get a free week-long trip to the destination of your choice for Spring Break?

Dec 28, 2009

College Q&A: Class Overload

Help! It took me forever to choose a major and now that I have, I have a lot of catching up to do. Like, a lot. I’m reworking my schedule for next semester right now and I’m not sure if I should load on the classes (and take a full 18 credits) and really struggle through all the reading and writing (I’m a History major), or take an easier load and stick around for Spring/Summer term.

Dec 22, 2009

We’ve All Been There: Waiting For Grades

Your stomach has been churning since you walked out of your last exam. You know the grades are curved, but you also know that leaving the last essay blank is not going to bode well on your overall score. You talked to your friends in the class and compared answers. You’ve flipped through your notes again and again. You’ve attempted to calculate your score in your head.