Oh no….You barely passed a test with a C, though you studied for hours. Overwhelming thoughts linger in your mind: “Am I stupid? Could I have done better? Why?!?!” The answer to those questions are: no, maybe, and c’est la vie!
More often than not, students freak out over their grades. While walking around campus, you might hear students talking to their friends about their tests: “I didn’t fail but I didn’t do so hot either. I’m kinda worried.”
You have no idea the amount of times I’ve freaked out over finals week. Yet, I have learned to deal with it a bit better since freshman year.
Things I’ve learned from finals week:
1.) Grades don’t define you!
So what if you got a C and your friend got a B! That does not define your intelligence!
2.) You get what you give!
Study hard to increase your chances of acing your tests.
3.) Don’t lose hope / Stay positive!
4.) Take deep breathes if you are freaking out!
5.) Know what comforts you!
I always use my lucky pencil on tests, it gives me some comfort knowing I have luck on my side. Though it is total crap, it puts me at ease.
Hope this gives you some ease during finals week!