The Struggle We All Face

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The Struggle We All Face

Joe Meade, Staff Writer

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After 3 weeks of school, everyone’s least favorite week of the first quarter was thrown our way. This week was: test week. Instead of talking about my experience during test week (which stunk), I interviewed some other sophomores about their experience last week. This included how bad or good they thought the week was, or how they studied in general. Maybe you can relate, or see what other people do to attack this situation. Perhaps you may see that they are as stressed or more stressed than you are during weeks like these.

 

  1. Liam McFarland (10th Grade)

Q: What classes did you have tests in last week?

A: I had tests in chemistry, algebra ii, and religion within 2 days.

Q: How did you study for them and how stressful was it?

A: It was a 7/10 stress wise, since I had 2 tests on Thursday, then one on Friday. Not to mention all of the tests were either 1st or last period. This meant the fear built up or was dealt with immediately.

  1. Chris Uustal (10th Grade)

Q: What classes did you have tests in last week?

A:I had tests in Chemistry and Religion. I also had quizzes in Spanish, Math, English,

and Engineering.

Q: That’s a fair number of assessments Chris. How did you study for them and how

stressful was it?

A:I studied for all of them as I usually do: I sit down and go over all of the information in the chapter, make a study guide, then study off of it. This process takes multiple hours at a minimum, but it yields results I am happy with for the most part. As for stress level, that is a different thing. The particular tests I had this week were not too stressful when it came to actually taking them, but the length of time it takes to effectively study for them takes a hefty toll. At an average of 2-3 hours of studying per test on top of my other homework and sports, it results in a sleep schedule that is… less than desirable. Is 3 hours of sleep per night enough? No, not really. Does it make school days more stressful? Yes, it does. Is it the only option for someone in my situation? Sadly, yes. Seeing as it is only the beginning of the year, I can only see the situation getting worse as time goes on rather than better. Hey, that’s just me though.

  1.   Nick Sannito (10th Grade)

Q:  What classes did you have tests in last week?

A: Last week I had five tests, three on Thursday and two on Friday. I also had two or three quizzes.  

Q: Wow that’s a lot!! How did you study for them and how stressful was it?

A:  I studied for everything using notes, the textbooks, and quizlet. It was pretty stressful because I had to study for multiple things on the same night, and I wish I could have studied more for everything, but I just didn’t have time for everything especially in such a short window of time.

  1. Justin Oei (10th Grade)

Q:  What classes did you have tests in last week?

A: I had Chemistry, Algebra II, and Religion tests.

Q:  How did you study for them and how stressful was it?

A: I studied for each test differently. I knew I would probably have the most trouble in Chemistry so I definitely paid more attention to that than Religion and Algebra. As for stress levels, I’d give the combination of tests an 8/10.
Interviews Conducted By Joe Meade

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