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Finals Season and Moving Out!

Avery fills you in on her final week of First Term.

Avery fills you in on her final week of First Term.

Finals week felt so far away at the beginning of the term, but 10 weeks go by fast at Carleton! If you think that you are ready for a fast-paced, rigorous learning environment, Carleton is the place for you. Finals week is coming to a close but there is still so much learning to be had in terms to come.

Finals season is finally here, but what does that really mean?

I have always had an idea of what finals might feel like and look like.

Feels like: stress and a lot of energy going into wrapping up the term…

Looks like: studying late into the night and lots of coffee.

But, my finals week has actually been surprisingly lowkey and manageable. 

The reality of my finals week has been far from the overstressed, sleep-deprived idea of what I had in my head.

What it really looks like: Writing two final papers and one final art project and presentation, lots of walks, and time to reflect on the last 10 weeks.

What it really feels like: Surprisingly low key! I have had a lot of downtime to walk, knit, pack, and sleep.

finished my knitting!
I even had enough free time to finish the scarf I’ve been knitting!

At Carleton, in the 10th-week classes only go for half of the week, and depending on what classes you take, you may or may not have exams, final papers, and projects.

Luckily, the classes that I took only had projects and papers, which means I haven’t had to spend hours of my week studying to brush up on course concepts for an exam! Instead, I had one final group project in art and two final papers for my philosophy and anthropology courses!

In the times between writing papers, I will be packing up my room, isolating (so I can maintain a no contact life style before I head home!), and going for walks in the arboretum!

Sunset walks in the arboretum relieve sooo much stress!

Peace and safety to all you readers!

After taking a gap year and exploring the world outside of the classroom, Avery is ready to start her freshman year at Carleton! You can find her out in the Arb trying to identify plant species or in the Libe reading about abolitionist education theory and working-class movements of the 20th and 21st centuries. Her passions and interests align most with American Studies, Education Studies, and History. Meet the other bloggers!