Staff Editorial

Preparing for the summer

Summer is around the corner, and if you want to make it there happily, then finish your semester here at RPI by taking some advice presented by The Polytechnic. Next week is a week for many that may cause a lot of stress; it’s finals week. Finals are somewhat spread throughout the week, and one major suggestion we have is to get enough sleep. Presuming you have one final a day, and three finals in total, there is more than enough time to study and get at least eight hours of sleep per night. Don’t cram in hours of last minute studying. You’ve worked hard all semester and most finals are cumulative; have confidence in yourself that you understand the connections of the material from over the last few months.

Don’t forget about the stress relief programs being held at the Mueller Center this. Events include a program to learn how to dance Bhangra this Friday from noon–1 pm, the assorted stress relief programs held within residence halls, and many more! Additionally, there will be 24/7 quiet hours in the residence halls; however, that may not suit you well for your studies to take place. The library will be open 24/7, too, and the Heffner Alumni House is hosting study days this weekend. Check out all your options for places to study, and you’re bound to find one that works for you!

Enough with finals, you’ll do well! Take a step back one day, hopefully after acing your finals, and reminisce on your year. Think about how your experience at RPI was this past year and what changes you want to do to make it better for next year. You may come up with incredible ideas. Write them down, or make a note on your phone to keep track of them.

Have a great summer!