Finals at PCHS
By Ruby Raya
Finals week at Pueblo County High School is one of the most stressful weeks of the school year. It starts on Thursday, Dec. 15, 2022, and ends on Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2022. Many students find finals very stressful, exciting, and challenging. Depending on the assignment the finals could be very challenging and very complicated.
Multiple students have strong opinions about finals, such as junior, Roberto Castillo, who stated, “I am very stressed about finals, especially math”. Freshman, Emily Adame noted, “I'm very scared of failing, especially, because it is my first final ever, and some of the work I have no understanding of”. This is very understandable for many freshmen since it is their first year of high school and it is a new thing for many of them.
Along with the students, teachers also have very strong opinions about finals some are definitely more positive than others. Science teacher, Celeste Carrera, stated, “For my first finals, I am interested to see how effective I am as a teacher, by seeing all of the great scores that my students will have.”
Dustin Timmins, a Spanish teacher also has similar views, such as, “Personally do not like finals, and I prefer to do project-based finals. Students are stressed enough as it is and I feel like doing a project final is a great way to do something that is more ‘real life’ and not just a bunch of paper tests. I know teachers stress about it because they have to grade all of the finals before leaving for break and students struggle to focus on finish strong.”
Finals are the most stressful and last thing many have to worry about before Christmas and summer break. The most interesting part of finals is the people's view of it. It gives a person many different perspectives about some more positive than others, but eventually, everyone has their own view of it.
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