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New Pride of Preuss member receiving their awards.
Preuss Faculty Select New Pride of Preuss 
Rayan Dahir, Design • June 17, 2024

As the new 24-25 school year is around the corner, the current Pride of Preuss is graduating and welcoming in the new Pride of Preuss at the...

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Finals, The Benefits Developed

Now that the school year is coming to an end, it  comes with the eventual end of teaching information. However, that does not mean that the learning has stopped. The classes have turned into retaining the information learned throughout the year. It is now the time to develop them with a final. Each class has a unique and beneficial way to make sure that the information has been learned and retained.

Each teacher within their subject matter has a unique way of making sure that the students have learned the information. I think that the most exciting way is through projects, such as the AP Art History Capstone Project. However, other projects are also great, like the AP US History: Family Interview Project; AP English Language: Symbols of the American Dream in The Great Gatsby; Advanced Chemistry Project: A Beautiful Lesson; and Spanish III: Family Album. Some classes have final tests near the end of the year. For me, the final test is for Calculus. However, it does not mean that the different types of finals are any less important. 

All of the classes in the school have taught the students a lot of important information that has been learned and will be helpful in the future. But for the end of the year, I think that the projects are better done than studying for finals. Because the projects make people dig deep into their studies for something significant and a match for the project and add on top of it to make a better project than just copying and pasting.

The Capstone Project, the Symbols of the American Dream project, and the A Beautiful Lesson project are projects that help you improve your understanding of a specific topic deeply. This is due to the deep diving of your research into the ideas learned throughout the year. Then choose a specific topic that you create something for that improves upon what was taught.

However, the Family Interview Project and the Family Album are projects that work to use the understanding of the ideas learned in the school year to create a unique project for yourself. These projects work on something different from the ideas learned throughout the year. However, it helps you learn how to apply the information you have learned to something that is loosely related to the subject and still succeed.

The projects are activities that take a lot of time and a different type of effort from the repeated back-and-forth studying of concepts and activities for finals. These activities make you look for something new and different to make it look amazing, pretty, and different to stand out as something better. Or you are forced to bring yourself to the level of the previous people who excellently completed the project.

The final projects and tests of the year are of higher difficulty than the other types of projects and tests. These final projects are significantly different from the other types of projects. These projects are more than basic projects as they are built to make you better at skills that are important in the next years. The projects that develop into a singular topic are to make sure that the skills created can focus on detail and expand on it into a whole project or essay. However, the projects that make sure that the information is applied will help you learn how to shape your learned information in fields that are unrelated at first glance like the historical context that is learned to help in art class with the different art creations.

These finals are the accumulation of the whole year. This means that the year is ending and the information that should be learned is absorbed into your brain. This information should be able to be used everywhere most of the time.

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