Students at IRSC prepare for finals


Hayley Malpass, 19 preps for her finals exams by gathering all of her belongings and heading straight to the library. She believes in taking every chance possible to study any little bit of material.

“I luckily have classmates who like to get together,” Malpass says, “which helps tons.”

“As far as being ready,” she says, “I don’t think I am ever fully ready for the tests because of the element of surprise.”

Malpass says finals can be stressful and if you have test induced anxiety, the end cannot come soon enough.

“Once finals are over, I will take a deep breath of relief, then take a much needed vacation,” says Malpass “Virginia, here I come!”

Joel Labady, 20, a computer science major, plans to be ready too.

“I spent a lot of money on books and tuition to give up now,” he says.

It is hard, but once the first exam is taken it all seems to fall into place.

“I passed one of four so far,” Labady says, “so I am going in strong.”

Labady has the confidence to pass his exams, but he is also prepping in the best way he knows how which is by studying a lot.

“I review past assignments and notes, “ Labady says, “and definitely the study guides.”

Once finals come to an end, Labady has planned a quiet celebration.

“Sleep, play video games, relax, and cry,” says Labady, “maybe even cry some more.”

Briana Jennings, 19, is a nursing major prepping for finals by studying her notes and doing all of her study guides.

“Finals are always nerve-wracking,” Jennings says, “because they carry so much weight.”

Jennings says her teachers have prepared her for this moment and have given her relatively a good idea what to expect.

“Teachers prep us as much as possible, but it is our duty as the student to decide whether we apply the teachings or not,”she says, “but at the end of the day, it is up to us.”

The Main Campus library will be having extended hours for finals.

Thursday, December 3rd, 7:45-11:00 p.m.

Monday, December 7th, 7:45-11:00 p.m.

Tuesday, December 8th, 7:45-11:00 p.m.

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