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    Dead Week?

    What exactly is it? I'm a freshman right now, and I've heard about it, but what exactly goes on?



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    Re: Dead Week?

    Its supposed to be a week of nothing but reviews. No tests, quizzes or homework but no teachers really follow it.



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    Re: Dead Week?

    best week of school. no tests, no extra activities allowed. basically it was aweek off for me.


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    Re: Dead Week?

    Wednesday = Punch Night.



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    Re: Dead Week?

    Do we have to go to class? haha



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    Re: Dead Week?

    Quote Originally Posted by CyDude16 View Post
    Do we have to go to class? haha
    Do you ever "have" to go to class?



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    Re: Dead Week?

    Quote Originally Posted by gocubs2118 View Post
    Do you ever "have" to go to class?
    true...haha will my academics suffer if i happen to be "sick" that week?



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    Re: Dead Week?

    Quote Originally Posted by CyDude16 View Post
    true...haha will my academics suffer if i happen to be "sick" that week?
    A lot of professors use it as a review week.


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    Re: Dead Week?

    Dead week is a joke. There isn't supposed to be tests or homework but it seems like every semester dead week is my worst week. Final week is much better because once tests are done, usually on a Tuesday or Wednesday, it is time to get blackout drunk and be someone. Nothing like Wednesday night fishbowls to celebrate another worthless semester of classes you will never use.



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    Re: Dead Week?

    Quote Originally Posted by CyDude16 View Post
    true...haha will my academics suffer if i happen to be "sick" that week?
    Depends on the teacher. As a freshman, it might not be a big deal. Some teachers like to have quizzes, projects, and exam reviews during that week. And some professors, knowing that lots of students skip class that week, will give extra credit opportunities for showing up.



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    Re: Dead Week?

    You're supposed to use that week to study for finals. Most people I knew used it as a week of partying before finals though.


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    Re: Dead Week?

    It is "supposed" to be the week for no tests and to relax before finals week. Beware of your professors though. I had a professor that had his finals during dead week. The first time I had him for class (Had him 3 times for 3 different classes), I skipped during dead week, thus missed the final.



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    Re: Dead Week?

    Dead week is a thing of the past at ISU. It used to be a time for studying reviewing, no assignments/quizzes/tests. It is not that anymore b/c it is not required for professors to follow.


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    Re: Dead Week?

    The thing I remember in the dorms was that there was a silent week. You couldn't play music that was loud enough to hear outside of your room. You had to be quiet while walking through the halls. We had 30 minutes a day where this silent period was lifted and everyone turned on their stereos in a loud defiance of "the man".



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    Re: Dead Week?

    Dead week sucks because a lot of professors get behind teaching and use it as a buffer week to catch up and some even give tests during it.


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