So, being a student, I have learned to fear many things: pop quizzes, surprise group projects (in which the teacher picks the groups), and “that one particular teacher”. But the one thing that I have been taught to fear the most is Finals Week.
The thing about Finals Week, is that you are given a test/project for every single class, usually incorporating all things “learned” from throughout the year, up until this point. During the week, there are no more “classes”, yet we still go to our classrooms to take our assigned test/present our assigned project. I personally am quite good at test taking in general, and am usually not afraid of projects, so the only thing that bugs me is that the test/project is worth a significant part of our grade (ranging from 5% to 35%, usually about 20% though).
Considering my Finals Week starts a week from today, all of my teachers have already begun to start “reviewing” for Finals, giving out packets, study guides, and words of wisdom. Of course, the Finals “Week” at my school is only three days (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday), the last two of which are half days. This works pretty well, considering I have 5 days of actual class left before the exams/project presentations begin. I also start my Winter Break (the true glory which all students are eagerly anticipating, and the beacon of light which is the only thing guiding us through this week of hell on Earth) on the Friday after the tests.
So of course, I still am working very hard on all of my last minute work to be ready for “Redbull Week” (for me it’d probably be “Starbucks Week”, although I already drink plenty of that, as you might tell by my last post). As I look back at the past Semester, I see that I’ve come (what I hope to be) a pretty far ways after being the “new kid” this year. I realize that I’m actually surrounded by a lot of people that care (apparently), and have gotten to do some pretty awesome stuff, like play music (through what has been Jazz Band, and Pit Band for the Musical performances, and stuff), help broadcast football games live to the school’s live broadcasting website, and make pretty good times with a lot of the people I have gotten to meet. Journalism, now, also seems like a big part of what I’m doing, along side Music (playing 5 different instruments, attempting to sing, and working on my raps), and writing.
Wait a minute, what am I doing with this post? Is my blog just turning into a long form Facebook post maker? Can’t let that happen. At least not yet….
Any way, this whole thing about Finals Week is pretty important (according to what my teachers say), and so I plan to work hard. I also want to wish all of you, faithful readers, luck on your endeavors, whether or not they may include finals week.
Lastly, I want to apologize for another, non-humorcentric post. To make up for it, I wanted to post some videos.
First up, a video of something funny. Note: Funnier if Asian, or Mexican, or Both. Enjoy!
Then, something for the people that enjoyed my more serious stuff here. Note: Jazz…