Some students are struggling to find the time to adequately prepare for their final exams after study days were eliminated to facilitate a shorter semester.
The decision to eliminate the so-called “dead days” was made by university administration to help allow the semester to end before Thanksgiving.
A majority of students have already started preparing for their final exams while also completing other assignments since there won’t be any study days.
“I have two 10-page papers that are due the night before one of my final exams, so I would have benefited from the study days we are accustomed to,” said Brandon Warren, a senior political science major.
Returning TCU students seem to be having the hardest time adjusting to the changes because the extra study time provided by study days had allowed some of the stress of finals week to be reduced.
“I definitely think that the lack of study days is going to affect my grades on finals,” said Maegan Hatchett, a junior chemistry major. “In previous years, I have planned weeks in advance for when I was going to study, and the study days played a vital role in my study habits.”
SGA student representative Cait Lesko said the TCU administration did not seek the student government’s advice on the topic, so the voice of the student body did not get heard when the decision for not having study days was made.
“The fact that this wasn’t something that was discussed is definitely a downfall,” Lesko said.