Finals cast a shadow on social lives of students
James Licea, Copy Editor
May 4, 2011
Filed under Campus
During the last weeks of the spring semester, many students at Bakersfield College are preparing for finals. As they get ready for their tests, students shared their experiences.
Anna Agenjo, chair of the library, said that the amount of students studying in the library does not increase, but the amount of work being done is more visible. “[Students] are more diligent. They’re quieter. They’re studying for finals rather than just visiting with their friends,” she said. “We have a more motivated group of people during finals.”
Several students said this semester went very smoothly for them.
Some even explained that a few of their finals were given to them early, making finals week a lot less stressful.
Ashley Cabbab, an English major who is taking three classes, said that this semester went very well for her.
For her finals, she said, “one of them is an essay, one is multiple choice and for ASL, it’s an interview, one on one with the teacher. We have to sign with them for 15 minutes.”
Naydith Perez, a child development major taking two classes, said, “It wasn’t my best [semester], but I think I did good.” She already took her English final, which only leaves her art final where she will have to draw a portrait of herself.
Biology major Lionel Torres plans to go to medical school and only took one class this semester. He is currently taking calculus 1. About his final, he said, “I have to do more homework, catch up, and I’ll be all right. Hopefully.”
While some students only took on a few classes at a time, Nyshika Dixon, accounting major, took on a full load. Already completing one of her finals, she said that for the rest of her tests she feels very prepared.
Tutoring coordinator Midge Ladd explained that the amount of drop-ins for math and English increases during the week before finals. This semester, approximately 1,035 students have been served at the tutoring center.