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Why Final Exams Are Important

Although final exams can be stressful, they are the most important when it comes to calculating your final grade. Oftentimes, teachers will make your final exam a good portion of your overall grade in the class; ranging from thirty to forty percent. The main purpose of final exams is to ensure that one has retained all of the information that they have learned throughout the semester.

As all students know, this is hard and can sometimes feel overwhelming; especially because everyone has different learning mechanisms and learns at a different pace. Learning from personal experience, no matter how high your grade is in the class, one must study for their final exam. Let’s say one has a 98 percent in the class, most likely they would feel secure and not too concerned for the final exam. This is not true! You would be surprised by how much your final grade would drop if you failed your final exam!

You could start your final exam with a 98% in the class and finish the class with an 88%. You do not want all of your hard work to go to waste. Therefore, studying for final exams is necessary.

If you want to know what you need to get on your final exam to get a specific grade in the class, I recommend using a final grade calculator. My favorite website to use is Roger Hub. On this site, you plug in the grade you already have in the class and the grade you want and it will tell you what you need to get on the final in order to get your desired grade. Remember not to stress yourself out too much, and it is okay if you do not do as well as you thought. No one is perfect and there is always room for improvement.

Happy finals week!

Stephanie Saranga is an charismatic, loving, and hard working student who is currently attending The University of Illinois at Chicago. She plans to major in Urban Education and master in Speech Pathology. During her free time she enjoys to listen to music (specifically rap and R&B), read, bake, and paint.
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