One of my favorite things about Spring is the new energy that seems to come about this time of year. The flowers are blooming, there is an extra pep in peoples' steps, and the weather is just beautiful.
Spring is also an opportunity to finish strong in school- here are a few tips from US News about how to own Spring Semester/Quater:
1. Know where you stand: Last year, one of my friends went into finals week having gotten an A on every test that year. Feeling good about her grade, she didn't study for the final and bombed it, ending up with a B in the class.
Final exams often make up a sizable portion of your grade, sometimes equal to two or three other tests taken throughout the semester. Make sure you understand how your score on a final exam or project will affect your grade, and what you need to earn in order to achieve the grade you want.
2. Communicate with your teacher: This is good advice for nearly every area of academics. Whenever you have an issue with a class, my greatest advice is to communicate with your teacher. Make sure you're open with them about where you stand, as well as any difficulties you're having.
3. Avoid distractions: In the last few weeks before going home for winter break, there are plenty of things you'd rather be doing than schoolwork. Last year during finals week, at any given time my friends were watching Christmas movies, sledding, or going out to eat, while I tried to focus on those last few essays and tests.
Best of luck everyone, finish strong!