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December 3, 2014
Real Talk: Are You Studying For Finals?
Olivia Hanley, Staff Writer
Finals are coming already, MereCo,
But for studying tips, where on earth can you go?
With tips from the Herald you’ll be well-prepared—
So when tests come you won’t be all nervous and scared.
If you’re taking Lit Surveys, here’s what you should do:
Make a list of the works that you’ve read; authors, too.
By your newly-made list, add some points from the works,
Like plot twists or some of the authors’ weird quirks.
For Spanish, Italian, French or Chinese,
Write words down, and on test-day, they’ll come back with ease.
Good flashcards and eight-column notes are the best.
And write conjugations to prep for the test!
For History class, make timelines of events.
Next to the points, write their significance.
Remembering dates can be hard, so to pass.
Ask professors which ones have been mentioned in class.
Science and math can require some skill;
Do problems to practice if you’ve time to kill.
Working in groups can be good for that, too;
Other folks can explain things in new ways for you.
Education and Psych could use flashcards as well;
Who was that guy with the dogs and the bell?
Business and Econ have math and vocab;
If you haven’t tried Quizlet, then give it a stab.
Chunking is helpful; mnemonics are good;
Snacks are recommended, so eat healthy food!
Study prior to Reading Day; you’ll be in heaven
When all you have left is Pancakes at Eleven—
So get ahead now, don’t let time go to waste;
No one likes tr3dng to study in haste.
Then, get some good sleep; don’t make yourself cram.
Wake up confident, and go knock out your exam!
From the Meredith Herald, and from me to you.
We wish you all luck, and we bid you adieu.
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Christmas for the Broke College Student
Christina Barnhart, staff Writer
Christmas is right around the
corner, and if you are finan
cially impaired like most oth
er college students, these tips
can turn this costly holiday
into an affordable dream.
Cut the gift giving
First, cut the Christmas gifts
this year. Instead of plying
friends and loved ones with
material gifts, give them the
gift of your company. Most of
the time, all your grandpar
ents really want from you is
perhaps a card and call telling
how much you love them.
via Getty Images Christmas lOUs
Everyone knows gifts are overpriced during the holiday season, so
instead of giving out pricey gifts, make a nice lOU slip. You can even
decorate it with your favorite holiday flare. When December passes
and January has begun, go cash in those lOUs and get nice, expen
sive gifts at half the price.
Online shopping is the way to go
To really reap the benefits of low online prices, start shopping now.
This way, you know that your gifts will arrive on time, and the ship
ping and handling fee won’t be gauged for the holiday season.
Kids won’t know the differenee
The wonderful thing about children is that they are still oblivious
to the differences between name-brand and off-brand toys. If little
Johnny wants a race car for Christmas, you have the option of by
passing Toys ’R’ Us and heading to your nearest discount retailer.
Not only will it most likely have the toy, but it may have a similar
one that is off-brand and half-priced.
Most of the time, buying an underrated gift can be just as good as a
popular one. Gas cards may seem boring, but it never hurts to have
one to help fill up the tank.
You might also consider taking a trip to an A.C. Moore’s or Michael’s
and scoping out knick-knack gifts for kids, trinkets for family and
friends, or decorative pieces that can be used as a gift for the family.
These items aren’t seasonal, and the prices are consistently low.
If you are stressing about what to do for Christmas this year and
you are financially impaired, these few tips can spark ideas that will
make this holiday season a more enjoyable time.
Editors: Julia Dent, Editor in Chief. Marlena Brown, Managing Editor. Cody Jeffrey, Assistant Editor. Monique Kreisman, News Editor.
Kelly Wallace, A&E Editor. Fantasia Evans, Editorials Editor. Rachel Pratl, Online Editor. Layout Editors: Stephanie Livesay, Laura Douglass, Olivia
StaflfWriters: Christina Barnhart, Sarah Cullen, Olivia Hanley, Linda Sankat, Kiara Glover, Katrina Thomas, Anna Cheshire, Lensey Wilson, Bri
Crumbley, Sarah Marshall, Hayden Hains
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