After a peaceful and relaxing Thanksgiving holiday, it’s back to reality during the final week of classes. Some people think that Exam Week is the most stressful week of semester, but the last week of classes is by far the most difficult. Strangely, all professors like to assign the biggest papers, projects, and presentations of the semester for the final week of classes. Some even like to give one last test that week despite the fact that there is a final exam in that class a week later. So while most like to call Exam Week the most stressful of the year, I think the final week of classes is much worse. In fact, I can feel like I can finally take a breath when I actually make it to Exam Week because all of the biggest assignments of the semester are in the rear view mirror. Don’t get me wrong, Exam Week isn’t fun either, but to me, it’s the least of the two evils.
Nevertheless, there are just under two weeks left before we can all turn the page on Fall semester 2010 while, hopefully, enjoying winter break. In the meantime, I am going to wrap up these last few papers and presentations in the next few days. My only moments of enjoyment will be at the JMU/Longwood game on Wednesday night (the FIRST EVER televised game in Willett Hall) You can tune in on WMLU 91.3 fm if you can’t attend or via www.wmlu.org online for the webstream