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The Five Stages of Writing Papers

Writing a final paper is an experience, to say the least. We've broken it down into five critical stages.

Language Credit
College

Language Requirement Changes Pave Way for Harvard Students Seeking Credit for Native Languages

Eli J. Langley ’20-’21 said that when he arrived at Harvard he found the University's language programs made it difficult to receive credit for Koasati. But recent changes to the language requirement have paved the way for more students to receive credit for proficiency in Native-American languages.

Cabot Science Library
Libraries

For Reading Period, Lamont Adjusts Weekend Hours

Some libraries on campus are changing their hours and accessibility to accommodate the deluge of cranky students cramming at the last minute before their exams.

Daniel Gilbert
Student Life

For Some Students, Exam Prep to Consume Thanksgiving Break

While many students will enjoy the three-day break for the Thanksgiving holiday, others will be busy studying for final exams in the last two weeks before the end of the term.

Canvas
College

Midterm Season Sees New Technology

​As midterm season wears on, some courses have altered the way they administer their assessments by integrating technology into traditional exam formats.

Primal Scream 2014
Student Life

On Eve of Exams, Students Strip for Naked Lap

A gaggle of eager exhibitionists, reluctant runners, and curious onlookers gathered at midnight Thursday morning in Harvard Yard for the College’s biannual “Primal Scream."

CS50 in Widener
Flyby Blog

The 2017 Midterm Survival Guide

Laminate your notes to ward off tears and food stains and remember this: if Britney could make it through 2007, you can survive midterm season.

Spring Screaming
College

Spring Screaming

Students gather in Harvard Yard at midnight before finals period to relieve stress through a spring Primal Scream.

Spring Screaming
College

Slippery and Streaking, Primal Scream Runners Storm Yard

Slipping, shouting, and streaking, herds of naked students participated in the biannual tradition of Primal Scream at midnight on Thursday morning, blowing off steam on the last night before final exams commence.

Leaning Tower of Coffee
On Campus

Leaning Tower of Coffee

Discarded coffee cups pile up in garbage receptacles across campus as students study in advance of final exams.

Primal Scream
College

Sprinting in the Buff, Students Mark the Start of Finals

Though last year’s Primal Scream was the site of controversy, with a student protest interrupting proceedings, this year’s was far milder in terms of temperament and temperature.

Honor Code Panel
College

To Curtail Cheating, Study Suggests Randomly Assigned Seats

A study co-authored by Steven D. Levitt suggests that assigning students randomly to seats during exams significantly reduces instances of cheating.

Hitting the Books
Student Life

Hitting the Books

Students filter through Widener Library at dusk on Tuesday during exam period.

Primal Scream
Reading Period

Primal Scream

Students celebrate the end of reading period by participating in the semesterly Primal Scream tradition, running around Harvard Yard, many naked or wearing little for clothing.

Primal Scream
College

In Biannual Tradition, Students Streak Around Harvard Yard

More than a hundred students took a break from studying at the strike of midnight on Thursday to ring in the College’s spring final exam period with a clothing-optional lap around Harvard Yard.

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