By Christian Buonpastore
CCC Journalism Program
When a student hears the word “finals”, one might be stricken with fear.
For some at Camden County College, it’s all about taking the time necessary for a good grade.
CCC student Sean Viareck said, “I usually spend about 4 to 5 hours a night studying during finals week.”
Some teachers demand more time to their classes than others. “The math and science courses are always the most time consuming,” said sociology major Jim Yarris.
“Finals week is always sort of a blur, I bury my head in a book for a week and feel so relieved when it’s over,” Viareck said. When thinking about what finals actually entail, it is quite daunting.
Three months of work crammed onto one test does not sound like the most fun.
“I try to stay out of my daughter’s way during finals week.” Said Carole Schwartz, parent of Rowan University student Alicia Schwartz.
“Finals for the fall semester are the hardest to deal with because of Christmas and everything” said Yarris.
“For me the spring semester is the most difficult because the weather is nice and the last thing I want to be doing is studying” said Viareck.
There are lots of studying tactics to use that can make the week a little easier. “Music helps me stay focused, so I like to put on pandora while I study,” said education major John Meo.
“I like to sit in complete silence, I usually have to go to the library for that but I do what is necessary,” said Viareck.
Whether it is silence, music or having the television on every student has their own tactic to get the work done.