Finals Week: Time Management

Author: Bailey Jordan

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The School of Architecture varies from other college paths in many ways, but one major way it differs is how an architecture student approaches finals week. Finals week is typically the last week of school before the end of the semester where there’s no class, a lot of studying and writing, and a lot of exams. However, my finals week starts as soon as Thanksgiving is over. A lot happens in the last three weeks of school in the architecture building. We all have a studio class that accounts for about a third of our credits each semester. There’s no final exam for this course, but rather a final design project that always inevitably takes up every waking hour of our lives for about the week before it’s deadline. We work until 9pm the day it’s due and then complete what’s called a “review” where we present our designs and receive constructive criticism from a panel of professors. But, as hectic and time consuming as this is, that entire class is completed for the semester before normal finals even start. This totally opened my finals schedule and allowed me to focus on just two classes. Below is my finals calendar for this past fall 2018 that includes the three weeks of school between coming back to campus in November after Thanksgiving break and leaving for Christmas break. …

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