College Exams - page 2

Dec 14, 2009

Your “There’s Nothing On TV” Survival Guide

Let’s be honest, there’s only so much studying you can do until you can't possibly memorize any more formulas or essay questions. That’s when you throw in the towel, pop some popcorn and let yourself relax with one of your favorite TV shows. Except, wait. NONE. OF. THEM. ARE. ON.

Dec 11, 2009

The CC Weekly Weigh In: Finals Survival Tactics

Ahhhh!!! Finals! Everything comes down to this! Your grade, your GPA, your good standing with the parental units. You've got tests and papers and presentations and it's all coming at you so fast and you barely opened the book all semester and there was that 2 week span where you couldn't stop watching Gilmore Girls and OMFG you're screwed.

Dec 7, 2009

Final Exams Dos and Don’ts

Finals week is probably the most daunting few days of your college career. Winter break is so close you can almost taste the gingerbread cookies in your mouth. But first you have to survive your Calculus exam. Four exams, three term papers and a presentation may seem like the impossible dream.

Your Finals Survival Guide: Five Tools To Make it Through

Ah, Finals. How I love you. You fall during the greatest time of year and have me reading textbooks instead of drinking Gingerbread lattes and enjoying the holiday sales. You leave dark circles under my eyes and extra inches around my waistline. Basically, you suck. Big time.

College Q&A: You Can Transfer If You Wanna

How can I cram for a test effectively? Okay, first of all, cramming and effective should not go in the same sentence. But if you lost track of time (or couldn't pass up a week-long Beer Pong tourny the week of exams...) and you must cram, pick a place that's quiet and distraction free.

College: A Love/Hate Relationship

We all have to admit that aside from the five days a week of partying, the sexy men, and the girl talk/Cheeto-fests that lass into the wee hours of the morning, there are those aspects of college life that aren't so great. And we make sure everyone knows how much we hate 'em when we whine to our friends over cafeteria slop/to our moms on the phone/to the rest of the world via our Facebook status updates.

Nov 2, 2009

Oct 7, 2009

College: There’s a First Time for Everything

Freshman year of college, from what I’ve learned so far, is a series of firsts. Some of them are great – first 11:00 a.m. class (yay sleep!), first weekend away at school – while others simply aren’t – like your first midterm exam. But regardless of whether or not these firsts are awesome in themselves, just experiencing them is exhilarating.

Oct 6, 2009

College Life Made Easier

Between homework, studying, group projects and partying, I really had a tough time managing my time in college. I was always looking for ways to make my life easier, and it always backfired on me. No matter what anyone says, Sparknotes is not an acceptable substitute for reading the book. You’re still not going to know the main character’s sister’s dog's name. And your professor is always going to ask you for it.

Sep 8, 2009

We’ve All Been There: Blue Book Exams

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. You’ve answered the sample review questions your T.A. gave out and the entire review packet distributed at the review session. Hell, you went to the review session.

Aug 23, 2009

5 Things That Are Sure To Eff Your GPA

Why waste four years of an awesome social scene biting your fingernails over academic probation? In between juggling friends, lecture notes, beer, exams, and boys, watch out for these GPA pitfalls:

May 10, 2009

Overheard: Finals Edition

(Girl and guy, across dining hall.) Girl: You're beautiful! What's your name? Guy: Oh, thanks. You're not very pretty at all.

May 4, 2009

Study with Shmoop and Win A $100 Amazon Gift Card

So, you studying for that last final? Trying to push your way to the end? Wondering what the hell you are supposed to do about this giant blue book exam now that you have successfully skipped every class the entire semester?

May 1, 2009

Packing Your Bag for the Library – A Mostly Serious Guide

Every college library is similar - always too hot or too cold, smells kind of bad but you aren’t sure why, phrases etched into the tables, and a mixed population of students either writing on each others' Facebook walls or writing 20 page term papers in a single night. Good times!