Dec 142008
 
Authors: Kate Bennis

All across campus, students of all disciplines are gearing up for their final tests and, afterwards, the freedom that is winter break.

The Collegian set out to learn how students are preparing themselves for the week ahead, and the free time to follow.

Martin Wisniewski, a sophomore construction management major, was kind enough to give us the skinny on how he plans to survive finals week.

Q: How many finals do you have this week?

A: Three

Q: Which final will be the most challenging?

A: Art History. I’ve found that learning 66 pieces of artwork three days before the test is going to be challenging.

Q: Do you have any particular study habits?

A: I like to make note cards online through a Web site called Flashcard Machine (http://www.flashcardmachine.com). It’s a lot easier than buying note cards.

Q: How do you de-stress after an exam?

A: Usually I listen to my iPod or go for a walk.

Q: What are you most looking forward to after this week?

A: On Friday I’ll be snowboarding in Vail, shredding some gnar.

Kevin Farrel, a sophomore global tourism major, told us how his Jeep plays an important role in his test preparation routine.

Q: How many finals do you have this week?

A: Three

Q: Which final will be the most challenging?

A: The 7 a.m. French exam. I love mornings, but not that early.

Q: Do you have any particular study habits?

A: When I’m not in the library, I’m studying in the back seat of my Jeep.

Q: How do you de-stress after an exam?

A: I listen to John Legend or Rick Ross. Sometimes I’ll snowboard or work out.

Q: What are you most looking forward to after this week?

A: Being in Times Square for New Years, and seeing my entire extended family.

Staff writer Kate Bennis can be reached at letters@collegian.com.

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