3 • BENNETT BANNER • DECEMBER 7. 2001
• FITNESS & FASMfOM • FITNESS & FASHION • FITNESS & FASHION
How do you spell finals?
BY ROCHELLE Y. CLARKE
Stress and finals: words that
all college students dread to some
Stress is the most common
emotion students experience dur
ing final exams. Two types of
stress are eustress [prcmounced [m
stress"] and distress.
Eustress is a stress that is
motivating and often can be seen
as helpful stress. Distress is a type
that can hinder one's progress and
is commonly referred to as “bad
Students can experience either
type of stress during the final exam
period for nimierous reasons.
In most courses the final ex
amination can account fw a large
portion of the final grade. Final
exams are often a culmination of
various lessons learned through
out a course. Being required to
retain information from four
months ago can trigger a bit of
According to a student’s prepa
ration fOT final exams, stress levels
A student who studies diligently,
and is well prepared for his or her
final exam, will most likely expe
rience minimum amounts of stress.
However a student who is ill-
prepared will probably experience
higher levels of distress.
Stress occurs mwe often dur
ing final exams because students
sometimes have to take from three
to six exams in a small time period.
Dr. Audrey Campbell, an as
sociate professor in the Psychol
ogy Program said that there are
many ways to minimize stress in
duced by finals. She says that stu
dents should eat well balanced
meals and get adequate sleep.
“Stress tends to feed on test anxi
ety and frozen memories.”
Dr. Campbell also says that
there are several ways of learning
and that it is important to use vari
ous techniques for retaining infor
mation. "Refrain from cramming
and use flashcards to aid in memo
rizing of material," Dr. Campbell
She suggests reading, writing,
and rehearsing the material befwe
the night of exams. She also rec
ommends outlining the chapter
rather than just underlining in the
Finally, she says accept the fact
that stress is apart of life and use it
[stress] to yoiu’ advantage.
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Martin said that she wants to make sure that Bennett students receive
good service. ”I want to make the cafeteria an A-1 place to eat"
Some of the changes that she plans to make are having more variety
with the vegetarian menu, better presentation of the food, healthier
foods, and comment cards.
Martin said she’s really big on feedback fi"om the students. "My
biggest challenges are making the students aware that I’m here and
getting to know everybody’s likes and dislikes."
In November, Nagorka started a new food service committee made
up of six students that replaced the student food service committee
established by Correll in 2000. The new committee will meet monthly.
Martin and Nagorka said they plan to change the dining program into
a new menu cycle designed specifically for HBCUs. "I’m looking
forward to seeing change happen," Nagorka said. "We want to make
the cafeteria a fim dining environment, what I call ‘entertainment'
making food fim."
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lish about40,000 books. "Another said. The textbook featuring the
company is working on a forestry mural will be released next fall.
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