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Travis Rocha

Midterms are Over!

by Travis Rocha

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Academics

The student body of Christopher Newport has collectively just taken one huge sigh of relief because midterms are over. It was a stressful week, but we had fall break right after which allowed us to decompress.

I reached all my midterm grade goals and so I’m very pleased with how my academics are going right now. I owe it all to the resources on campus, namely the Center for Academic Success. The name is pretty self-explanatory, but, admittedly, I wasn’t quite sure exactly what their workshops were like until I started talking to friends about their experiences and also having my own. The writing center specifically was an immense help for my essays. They offer different types of sessions relative to what exactly you want help with. For example, you can visit the center and brainstorm a topic or you can have your essay reviewed and receive some incredible feedback.

I also owe a great debt to my friends, who encouraged me to study and put my academics first. It definitely paid off. I genuinely feel cared for by the Christopher Newport community. During a stressful week like midterms, the entire campus is on edge, and yet, help is still always there for you when you need it. The benefit of such a small campus is how close-knit we are.

Finals are a good six or seven weeks off, so I’m back to relaxing before I put myself into overdrive again. Though, when those pesky tests do turn up, I’ll be ready for them!

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