As the semester draws to a close and finals week approaches, students will cram for exams and start thinking about the next semester’s classes. The Daily Nebraskan asked students to reflect on what their hardest class of the semester was and how they are preparing for the final and offer their advice to the next group of students to take the course.

Jiaru Shang, senior child, youth and family studies major

Jiaru Shang

Jiaru Shang, senior child youth and family studies major

Hardest Class: Accounting for Business Decisions

“It’s an online class. We don’t meet with the professor, we have to learn from what he has posted. [Incoming students should] review the study guides and prepare questions.”

John Moulton, freshman mechanical engineering major

John Moulton

John Moulton, freshman mechanical engineering major

Hardest Class: Calculus I

“I haven’t put in enough effort. Put in as much effort to get what you want in the class.”

Jenna Riley, junior biological sciences major

Jenna Riley

Jenna Riley, junior biological sciences major

Hardest Class: Elementary General Physics I

“For the final, I’m going to read through the book chapters and do the practice problems that [the professor] has posted.”

John Lee, freshman actuarial science major

John Lee

John Lee, freshman actuarial science major

Hardest Class: Descriptive Astronomy 

“Crying. Honestly, take any other science ACE.”

Zeyu Ning, senior biological sciences major

Zeyu Ning

Zeyu Ning, senior biological sciences major

Hardest Class: General Genetics 

“It’s a course in my major, so I have to get high grades. [My advice is] work hard, listen in class and attendance is important.”

Peyton Walker, junior supply chain management major

Peyton Walker

Peyton Walker, junior supply chain management major

Hardest Class: Any of her supply chain management courses 

“I’m definitely an anti-procrastinator, so I prepare ahead of time and then study a little bit in the days leading up to my finals instead of cramming all at once.”

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