Category Archives: Exams

Resources on campus help students prepare for future

By Emily Salvatori, Editor

We’ve officially made it past midterm, and whether you think the semester is dragging or flying by, it is time to start preparing for not only the end of this semester, but for the future, too.  West Liberty University offers many resources to help you finish the semester strong, get ready for next semester and prepare for life after graduation.

How to stay sane during finals week

By Ana Berbel, Distribution Manager
 
Finals weeks can be very stressful for students if they do not know how to approach it in a sane way. Everyone is focused on studying for exams and finishing projects, but unlike what one might think, studying non-stop is not the most productive way to prepare. Here are some tips on how to stay sane during finals, to make the best out of it.

LSDC tutors provide free help for WLU students

By Natasha Muhametzyanova, Contributing Writer
 
The end of the semester is always stressful, but there is a place that can prepare you for those scary finals you are dreading. The Learning and Student Development Center (LSDC) provides WLU students with a comfortable study space, student-tutors, free printing services and snacks. Located on the first floor of Main Hall, LSDC is a hub of students who want to learn and help others master different academic skills.

Students should learn how to manage stress

 By Jalyn Bolyard, Online Editor 
 
It’s easy to become stressed out during the last part of any semester. Although a part of me is longing for summer break, another part of me is not looking forward to it just yet because of how much work I have left before I get there. I’m sure I’m not the only one, too. 

Peer mentoring, tutoring still available in LSDC

By Sean Kranske, Contributing Writer 
 
The Student and Learning Development Center (LSDC) has been a valuable resource for West Liberty University students since it opened, and it continues to grow. This semester, various labs have been offered for various subjects, as well as tutoring programs that many students have been able to take advantage of. Looking forward, West Liberty hopes to make the LSDC an even greater asset for students than it already is.
 

Campus offers many study spots 

By Daniel Morgan, Editor 
 
A challenge for all college students is finding a good place to study, especially with final exams less than a week away. Sometimes it can be hard to study in the dorm rooms because of distraction from TVs, computers and a comfy bed. So, here are some of the best places to study at West Liberty.

Balance is important for a successful finals week 

By DeMadre Turner, Contributing Writer 
 
The time has almost come when students are in full-fledged finals mode as the semester comes to an end. Campuses across the nation prepare to take on a rigorous week full of tests for the end of the semester. Many students believe finals to be the most difficult part of the semester, and unfortunately they have a tendency to sneak up on students pretty quickly. 
 

How to prepare for finals week

By Jessica Broverman, Editor

Every semester there are a series of steps we take to get closer and closer to seeing light at the end of a very long tunnel. We begin with the first test of the semester, then later come the dreaded midterm exams and now the big one is upon us. Finals to some are just a few exams that are the final hurdle after a long couple of months. To others, these exams are the make or break point – the absolute moment when all of your hard work either shines or falls flat on its face.

Students shouldn’t be forced to buy scantrons

By Daniel Morgan, Advertising Manager

Everyone is talking about the bands being cut, which is admittedly a sad situation, but there are other problems due to budget cuts at West Liberty University that have gone unnoticed. For example, due to more budget cuts in some departments, specifically in the College of Liberal Arts, many students are being forced to purchase their own Scantron testing sheets for exams. 

There is no perfect way to issue grades

By Daniel Morgan, Advertising Manager

One of the most talked about subjects in higher education, and all education for that matter, is grades. A gradebook is essentially a student’s best friend throughout his or her academic career. However, the availability of grades has been a controversial topic between students, faculty, and administration in recent years at West Liberty University.

An unofficial policy that requires instructors to issue midterm grades to each student, regardless of his or her letter grade, was effective beginning in the fall 2014 semester per the request of the Student Government Association (SGA). Prior to this method, only students who had attained a “D” or “F” standing in a course received those midterm grades.