Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Dead Week Causing Library Overpopulation

The JD Williams Library at the University of Mississippi has seen an extremely rapid increase in overpopulation as the upcoming week of finals approaches. However, many students are not even coming in to prepare for finals- they are coming in for what was supposed to be "Dead Week".

"Dead Week" was a term adapted from other schools around the country, including many in the SEC, and are implemented to help students improve their exam grades by increasing the amount of time they are given to study. Traditionally, a "Dead Week" occurs the week before finals, and professors are forbidden from assigning major assignments during the time allotted in order to increase student performance. The 2012-2013 school year is the University's first trial.

Ole Miss has adapted the essence of "Dead Week" in its' policy known as the "Last Week Policy".

For more on the Overpopulation problem at JD Williams story, click here.

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