Cerritos College
Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

Cerritos College • Norwalk, Calif.

Talon Marks

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Students should finish the semester strong

Don’t let the fact that the semester is ending this month make you slack off on final exams and essays. It’s a time to settle down, start concentrating and focusing on how to boost your grade to finish this semester strong.

Take out that book that’s in your backpack, open it up, and start studying it. When you review all of the past chapters that were covered in class, it gives you a better chance to remember them after all that time has passed.

Settle down on a couch, be comfortable, and study all of your notes from all of the classes that you know you’re going to have a final on.

Reading something over and over again will help you remember the content.

When it comes down to writing a final essay, concentrate hard on it to make sure you don’t have any grammar errors and know exactly what you are writing about.

Try making your writing stronger by showing that you have grown since the last semester.

Showing growth lets your instructor know that you have improved and have become a better student.

Use the remaining portion of the semester to do the things that you need to do to get the grade that you want.

Cramming will only cause stress and frustration.

Take some time to write down the things that you need to do and attend some tutoring sessions that can help you figure things out.

Reflect on your initial goal when you started the semester.

Are you on track to meet that goal? Is it possible for you to exceed your own expectations about your academic success?

Things like texting will only prevent you from focusing on your studies. Leave your phone in a place where it will be accessible should you need it, but not a distraction if you don’t need it.

Stay off of social networking sites. Facebook never helps anyone pass a class.

No one needs to read a status update or a tweet telling others about how much you hate to study.

The end of the semester demands more concentration.

Don’t let hanging out with your friends be the reason why you don’t study.

Have your friends help you if there is anything you don’t understand. Don’t let any side conversations get in the way.

Even better, talking to your instructor is the best help you can get in class. The instructors are here to help students pass classes, not prevent them from doing so.

Don’t allow fear or uncertainty to cause you to shy away from asking the instructors from help. “You can’t win the lottery if you don’t buy a ticket.”

You’re the only one that knows what you’re capable of, so count on yourself to bring out all that you have and try your best.

Be more confident at this time in the semester.

Making your mark with a better grade helps you become successful.

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