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Students share tips on dealing with big exams

Jamal Quinones
Students are preparing to take Regents exams in January.

Finals week is here and for some Regents exams are fast approaching. The pressure to do well can cause stress, especially among freshman who are new to high school.
Zoe Reyes, a freshman, says,“I feel really nervous in general, but I think I’ll do alright in some subjects.”

“I’m glad there’s a long prep time,” she said. ” Also from other exams I’ve noticed the questions to be similar to the stuff we learned. Props to BRHS.”

“ My tactics aren’t the best ,” she said. ” I study at school only , but at home I’ll do brain challenges. This is to keep my brain fresh without any burn out.”

Sophomore Naomi Oyenuga shared her concerns:  “ I feel worried about the upcoming finals because I know I’ll freeze and just forget everything,” she said. Even so, she feels more prepared as a 10th grader. “ I think it will be easier because of our prior knowledge from last year,” she said.

She also offers advice to freshmen: “ Review any quizzes and tests you have and get sleep. Don’t stay stressed.”

Rubi Declet , a senior, says the stress is different for students who are looking toward graduation. “Stress for me is just like worrying if I’m going to pass because if I don’t pass, I won’t graduate,” she said.  “It’s easy but it’s just the stress that will make it harder.”

Marco Pompa , a freshman Global teacher, shared his views on students and the big exams. “Some of my students definitely feel confident about finals but I feel like a lot of them are worried and stressed out,” he said. “I know for my freshman that this is one of the bigger tests that they’ve taken and that can be very stressful, especially since they are settling into the routine of high school and the transition from middle school.”

“For my Global 9 class, I’ve been telling them to go over their packets that we’ve given them,” he added. “A lot of the skills and content that we’ve been practicing throughout the semester will culminate in this final, so it is very important that they review and ask as many questions as possible to ensure that they understand the material.”

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Aliyah Ali, Staff Writer
Aliyah Ali is the oldest of three younger siblings. She loves to write, read, sketch and create music.
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