Students Prepare for First Semester Finals

Brent Leibowitz

By Sam Darkow and Brent Leibowitz

With finals in full swing, students of Hopkinton High School have spent the past couple of weeks studying for numerous tests. Students use a variety of study methods to prepare for their exams. Some review their material on online review sites. Some have others quiz them. Some look over their notes. This photo essay explores the various study and preparation methods for finals that students use and will perhaps even inspire readers to adopt new methods.

Senior Trevor Perkins using his laptop to study for his government midterm during a free period in the library.
Senior Trevor Perkins using his laptop to study for his government midterm during a free period in the library.

 

Seniors Jeremy Jacobs, Michael Palmieri and Blake Dobay combine studying methods in preparation for their calculus final. Jeremy uses his notes, Michael uses his laptop, and Blake uses his calculator to solve math problems.
Seniors Jeremy Jacobs, Michael Palmieri and Blake Dobay combine studying methods in preparation for their calculus final. Jeremy uses his notes, Michael uses his laptop, and Blake uses his calculator to solve math problems.

 

Juniors Sam Riley and Abby Sloan completing their ceramics portfolio during class.
Juniors Sam Riley and Abby Sloan completing their ceramics portfolio during class.

 

Sam Faucher, senior, writes notes in preparation for his physics final, using practice sheets supplied by his physics teacher.
Sam Faucher, senior, writes notes in preparation for his physics final, using practice sheets supplied by his physics teacher.
Seniors Sean Kelly and Trevor Perkins work together to prepare for their Literature and War final. Students taking the same class often times work together to prepare for the final as it allows them to combine their knowledge and fill in any gaps the other may have.
Seniors Sean Kelly and Trevor Perkins work together to prepare for their Literature and War final. Students taking the same class often times work together to prepare for the final as it allows them to combine their knowledge and fill in any gaps the other may have.

 

Chryssanthi Barris, senior, studies for her AP Psychology final by rewriting her notes.
Chryssanthi Barris, senior, studies for her AP Psychology final by rewriting her notes.

 

Some students study for finals by having others quiz them on material. Here, Ben Leibowitz, freshman, is quizzed by his father, Ross Leibowitz.
Some students study for finals by having others quiz them on material. Here, Ben Leibowitz, freshman, is quizzed by his father, Ross Leibowitz.

 

Ross Leibowitz says a term for his son, freshman Ben Leibowitz, to define. After Ben has gone through all the terms, the situation is reversed, and Ben must now match a term to its definition.
Ross Leibowitz provides a term for his son, freshman Ben Leibowitz, to define. After Ben has gone through all the terms, the situation is reversed, and Ben must now match a term to its definition.

 

Some students study by going to extra help. For seniors taking AP Psychology, study sessions taught by all three teachers--Mr. Hamilton, Mr. Sullivan, and Ms. Griffey--were given each day after school in the week leading up to finals.
Some students study by going to extra help. For seniors taking AP Psychology, study sessions taught by all three teachers–Mr. Hamilton, Mr. Sullivan, and Ms. Griffey–were given each day after school in the week leading up to finals.

 

Senior Erick Landreth, studying for his AP physics exam during his free time. Erick prefers to have written notes, with an answer key up on his laptop in the background to help him study.
Senior Erick Landreth, studying for his AP physics exam during his free time. Erick prefers to have written notes, with an answer key up on his laptop in the background to help him study.

 

Grace Darkow, sophomore,  studying for her biology midterm. Grace tends to spread all of her resources around her and move around from one paper to the next.
Grace Darkow, sophomore, studying for her biology midterm. Grace tends to spread all of her resources around her and move around from one paper to the next.
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