Eliminate 8am Final Exams
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Let's face it, having to write an exam that can be worth up to 60% of your final grade in the early morning hour of 8am is just ridiculous. Students spend countless hours putting in hard work in order to achieve a grade which can eventually help them bag a good job once they graduate. Having to write an exam at 8am, can kill this dream.
Approximately 80% of Ryerson students are commuters. For some, it can take up to 3 hours to get to Ryerson alone. Now, if these students were to have an exam at 8am, they would have to wake up at 4am in order to get to their exam on time.
Expecting students to perform at their highest functioning abilities after they are forced to wake up at such eerie hours is just plain ridiculous. Not to mention, not all forms of public transit are available during early morning hours.
Now we understand there are scheduling issues that are present but there has to be a way to balance the schedule without unproportionately affecting students performances.
All we ask for is a little bit of accommodation; eliminate 8am exams and mandate the earliest exam start time to be 10am.
Note: We are by no means being ungrateful to the excellent educational development opportunities provided to us by Ryerson. In fact, the reason why we chose to pursue our education at Ryerson University was because of the cultivation of innovation and plethora of networking opportunities made available to us. We are merely suggesting a way for Ryerson to better enhance the student learning experience.
***Elections for the 2015-2016 Senate Board are now over. Two of our three members have been elected on the committee for next year and we will be doing whatever is within our powers to make this happen. Thank you all!***
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