CAE’s finals frenzy prepares students for difficult finals

Published in the December 7, 2016 issue of The Bells

Finals Frenzy, an event hosted by the Center of Academic Excellence (CAE) and the Writing Center on the second floor of the Mabee Student Success Center. Finals Frenzy happened Thursday, Dec. 1 from 6 to 9 p.m.
Throughout the night the CAE and the Writing Center offered students various resources for free. Some of the resources they offered included free tutoring for basic subjects like anatomy and physiology and writing. This was a resource that was heavily used by students. Especially at this point in the semester, when it is crunch time.

The CAE’s mission is to assist students in pursuing academic excellence in a Christ-centered learning community while valuing them as individuals, and this event falls in line with this focus.
Finals Frenzy is co-hosted with the Writing Center. The center offers help with basic writing skills and assistance in writing term papers.
“Finals Frenzy is a way to prepare students for what they might see on their finals, and to get them in the mentality of working hard,” sophomore English and history double major and writing tutor said.

Cade organized the writing center’s portion of the event by creating the various stations that students participated in during the event. Along with time spent with tutors and in learning stations, the event also included the gift basket giveaway. The basket included scantrons, pencils, Nutri-grain bars, pretzels, chocolate—and of course, coffee.

They also offered free scantrons, blue books, pencils, food and giveaways all throughout the night. Cade said the Finals Frenzy isn’t just helpful academically but also financially. Between the late nights studying and the late night meals that accompany it, being able to save a few dollars on testing supplies goes a long way.
Like most huge study events, it would not be complete without food. So throughout the night as students study, students also stuffed their mouths.
Students entered to be a part of Finals Frenzy by swiping in. When students attended the event and swipeed in, they were entered into a drawing. The prizes for the drawing will be given away all thoughout finals week.
These are just a few things that the CAE and the Writing Center have to offer. Find out how else the center can help your academic achievement, visit success.umhb.edu.

Author: The Bells Staff

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