In her editorial of Dec. 12, in which she argues for the elimination of final exams, Fresno State student Megan Bronson joins the ranks of many her age who enjoy blaming the educational institution for her behavior, rather than taking responsibility for her actions.
Can college be stressful? Of course. Like many of life’s adventures, college teaches you how to be resourceful and how to handle challenges. I would offer Ms. Bronson some suggestions to deal with all of her “final exam” stress.
Study and budget your time throughout the semester, which will enhance your performance on tests and projects which are regularly assigned.
▪ Many professors offer the final exam as an option, only to be taken if you are not happy with your current grade in the class.
▪ Keeping a relatively normal daytime schedule, with exercise breaks, and sleeping eight hours each night can help students deal with stress without resorting to gallons of coffee or Ritalin to stay awake and alert.
If an old guy like me could get through final exams at Fresno State 35 years ago, I am confident that Ms. Bronson and her peers can do it, too.
James Catalano, Fresno