Editor’s note: Eccles Ambassador Claire Harless gives students advice about how to survive during finals at The University of Utah David Eccles School of Business.
Finals can be stressful and the temptation to be unethical just to pass a class could arise. Here are the top 5 ethics you should hold on to during finals week at The University of Utah.
- Integrity: During finals you need to be accountable. At this time of year, everyone wants the best grade or they just want to pass. Having integrity is extremely important. Even if it’s easier to just glance at the paper in front of you, that’s not right. Yes, this means you should not cheat.
- Perseverance: When studying gets long and boring, you keep studying. Why are you in school if you don’t study? Buckle down and just take one step at a time. If you need that five-minute break though, I hear that the library has puppies. Also, remember, it’s almost over. Soon, you’ll get a break.
- Honesty: Again DON’T CHEAT. I have spoken to many professors, and you would not believe stories I have heard. Let’s just they, they have seen it all. I know it might be tempting to cheat on that Finance 3040 exam, but trust me, it’s not worth it! Just retake it! Half of your class will end up retaking it with you, so be honest and show what you know (or don’t know).
- Excellence: Get that A! You’re in college to land that perfect career, so do just that. Don’t sell yourself short. Put your nose to the ground and reach your dream. So yes, this might mean for the next couple weeks you might not have a social life, but in the long run, it’ll pay off (or at least I hope so). If it doesn’t pay off, then I suggest you should search for that “sugar daddy” or “sugar mama.”
- Diligence: Study, study and study. Need I say more? Try to use your time wisely. That means don’t procrastinate. I know, harder said than done, but think of how close you are. Soon you’ll be able to waste the summer days away laying on some exotic beach. So just STUDY! You got this.