by Mallory Tucker
Brace Yourselves: Finals Are Coming
It’s that time of year again. No, not Christmas, silly. It’s finals week! Starting this Monday, students all across the LMU campus will be prepping for those dreaded final exams and term papers. While it can definitely be a stressful time, finding the right balance of work with fun can definitely make things a lot easier. Having survived four tough finals week periods myself, I’ve finally figured out that having the right game plan makes a huge difference in the outcome of my final grades. For this week’s blog post, my classmates and I have collaborated to make a list of all the things that help us get through finals. Whether this is your very first time at it or you’ve tried and still haven’t figured out what works best for you, we hope that these tips can provide a bit of relief to you in the coming week.
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by Erin Whitaker
Finals. The very word inspires fear in the hearts of college students everywhere. But really, finals aren’t that bad, and at LMU, finals week can actually be kind of, dare I say it, fun!
Here at LMU, during finals, there are no regularly scheduled classes. All you have to do is show up for your test at the university-assigned time. That means one thing: plenty of free time. Don’t be fooled though, you’ll obviously have to study. That’s why finals are set up that way. The time away from classes gives you plenty of time to study. But you’ll also need study breaks.
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by Ashley Pritt
Stop and Listen: Lessons from Those Smarter Than Me
Every semester I take a different directed study class in order to receive my Minor Certificate in Gerontology, and this semester I took a Psychology of Aging class. As part of the requirements for the class, I was instructed to plan out, and execute, at least five group therapy sessions with an older adult population. I chose to do a guided autobiography group, and instructed participants from the local senior center. In a guided autobiography group, the participants revisit and write about different aspects and time periods of their life, with the goal of coming to terms with negative past experiences in mind. To protect confidentiality of the participants, I will not mention names or places, but I would like to share the life lessons that I have learned from the amazing members of my group.
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Featured Student - Ashley Pritt
Ashley is a junior Psychology major from Knoxville, Tenn. She enjoys being actively involved on campus by particpating in various organizations and activites throught the year. For the past two years, she has participated in two plays put on by the Railspitter Playhouse. In addition to that, Ashley is a member of Kappa Pi Omega, one of the three sororities found on campus, which is dedicated to serving LMU and the surrounding community. In this video, Ashley shares her experiences at LMU thus far. Contact Ashley by email if you have any questions about her video.
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