The last few weeks of the semester are always the hardest. Suddenly, everything that you put off because “It isn’t due until the end of the semester” is now a giant stressor because abruptly it becomes “This is literally due tomorrow.” It’s usually a crazy, stressful and not fun time. Many are usually running on pure coffee instead of running on sleep. You might see someone sleeping in the College of Business or the AMU and instead of thinking that they’re strange, you wonder why you didn’t bring a blanket so you could do the same thing. It’s definitely a very strange time on campus, where you can do almost anything and everyone will just shrug it off and remark, “It’s finals week, so it’s fine.”
This being my fourth semester at UF, I thought I would share with you some of … Read More »
It seems like only yesterday when my parents dropped me off at my dorm with only my two full suitcases, and now I’m a few days away from finishing my first year of college. I never would’ve imagined that the year would have gone by as fast as it has. I’ve had so many different ideas of what my final blog post for this year would look like, so choosing one to go with wasn’t an easy task. But with that, I decided that I’d tell you five things that my barn finals (in particular) taught me.
Just like any one of your regular classes, you need to be prepared for barn finals. Unlike other classes, this doesn’t mean sitting at your desk, or in the library study rooms pouring over class material. Preparation for finals comes in the form of all … Read More »
The beginning of December signals the end of the semester. And before I (and everyone else) can enjoy the well-deserved winter break, finals need to be conquered first. Just like any other class, we have finals at the barn, too.
The barn finals aren’t like your typical written final exams (like the ones you’d have for most of your on-campus classes). Instead, finals at the barn are a horse show. The instructors bring in a judge to objectively judge and place the students in the class, while the instructors grade each of the students (separately from their class placings). It’s very exciting as this is the culmination of everyone’s hard work at the barn. Throughout the semester, we’ve worked on different units, and this is the chance to bring everything together and show how well we’ve mastered the skills that have been taught … Read More »
This past week I wrapped up my sophomore life and finished all of my classes with a bang! My finals week was filled with studying, thinking about packing – but pushing it off until my parents came, meetings, and saying sorrowful farewells. My last final was Thursday at noon — I got out at 2:00 p.m. and headed to our last Japan trip meeting. We discussed the protocol for if someone misses a flight and practiced our bowing and manners. In Japan, bowing is of the upmost importance and is a sign of respect. It is used when saying good morning or hello, when saying goodbye and when meeting someone for the first time (a larger bow). After our bowing practice, we headed to the arch to take pictures with our tutors and say our final goodbyes to them. They are returning to their … Read More »
I’m currently in the middle of my seventh “final exam season” here at The University of Findlay. Students at colleges all over are probably cramming and pulling all-nighters, and although I too can attest to those awful activities, the public relations and equestrian programs here at UF use many alternative examination techniques. In this post, I’ll show you how unique all of my final exams are.
Public Relations Writing
Instead of having a traditional final exam, our class of eleven students is divided into two groups, and each group was assigned to create a professional PR plan for an actual client. My group worked for The Appalachian Project, a group based at The Ohio State University that works to mentor and assist students from Appalachian areas of Ohio. This is a project that we have been working on for the entire semester, so we … Read More »
The year has been winding down quickly! It feels like just yesterday I was moving in, meeting my roommate, unpacking my stuff, and saying hello to Findlay. In less than a week I will have completed my first year of college and will no longer be a freshman.
Finals are approaching and fast! This semester I will have six and I am so thankful that none of them are cumulative! If you do not know what that means, it means that they are just like any other test, and do not cover material from the whole semester. This might be the biggest relief of the year! It makes studying easier, because you have to focus on a few chapters instead of like twenty.
Finals week is not really considered a week of school for me, that would be our last day of … Read More »
Looking good, feeling great and performing well – my goals in approaching this final exam. The day before my final, I thoroughly washed Moby because he really needed a bath. To survive the night while he was wet I put a cooling blanket on him so that he would not get dirty and help him to stay warm. When I came in the next day he was so clean, soft and shiny! It was time to get ready for this test.
It was finals day and I figured, “why not go all out?” Moby’sÂ mop of a mane and tail both needed to be braided. I have never braided a horse’s tail or mane, so it was a time of learning for me.
After getting Moby all done up, I finished saddling him and headed to get myself ready in a nice, clean … Read More »
Monday night of exams every semester Campus Program Board hosts Late Night Munchies in Henderson. You don’t need a meal plan to come to this late-night study break, which includes live music and free food. CPB always has really creative ideas to match the theme of the night to the style of the artist playing. One semester, they had a Sesame Street theme and another semester they turned Henderson into a jazz club.
This year, CPB brought in Ari Herstand, a vocal-looper who as a single performer sang to trumpets, guitars, piano and other voices– all created by him. It was a really unique experience. Ari had an amazing voice which was very easy to find relaxing while still being energetic enough to keep his rotating audience engaged.
This was the first year I didn’t help CPB set up the event and … Read More »