(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – With the school year coming to an end, many LRHS students have started studying for their final exams.
The point of the exams is for students to show the knowledge that they learned throughout the school year.
LRHS science teacher Drexel Houston said, “Exams are necessary in order to gauge a student’s learning from the year.”
LRHS pre-AP world literature teacher Michael Wood said exams should be a fair assessment of the student’s knowledge without nitpicking information from the student.
“Final exams expect students to be able to recall information from all six classes in a four day time period. I think exams should be straight forward and comprehensive, not confounding,” he said.
Wood also said exams could impact a student’s grade by either 20 percent or 30 percent depending on the class.
Junior Cade Wessel said, “I’m excited for summer, so yeah, I’m excited to take my exams.”
There are many ways for students to study whether it be going through old notes, having a study group, or even doing practice worksheets.
Government, Economics, and Cultural Geography teacher John Robert Moates said a good way to review is to “go back over your notes and recreate them, it helps you review everything from the year.”
Junior Jonny Mitchell said, “I’m nervous about a couple of my exams, but I should be okay.”
Once all students have taken their final exams, they are officially on summer vacation.
Sophomore Dylan Barnard said, “I can’t wait to take my last one and start summer vacation.”