In the spirit of the season it is the wonderful week we all dread... Finals week!
I have been semi-lucky in my years here at Purdue and have not had too bad of a finals schedule, but we can't all be that lucky. The important thing when it comes to Finals week is to plan out a study schedule. No matter what you will need more time than you think.
Even when I have a pretty easy final I will start studying and within three hours I'll realize I may have underestimated how much there was to study. Make sure you leave enough time to study for each final fully.
Try to find the best place to study; it is different for everyone! If you know your distracted easily don't study at home. If you like to have a busy environment, coffeehouses are always a good choice. When it comes down to it, most people can benefit from the library, it's not the most fun place to be, but it is efficient.
Don't forget to have snacks and water wherever you study, if you're not thinking about food you won't have to leave to grab a bite.
It's hard, but just try to knock it out and then get as much sleep as possible. Not having classes feels like it would be less exhausting, but it is easy to lose time and sleep during Finals week.
Some good tips for this week include:
1. Sleep! Catch those Zzzz's!
2. Eat healthy, McDonalds is delicious and fast, but your brain needs healthy food.
3. Make a study schedule for the week.
4. Schedule some time to relax.
5. Find the perfect place to study.
6. Try not to stress too much, just do the best you can!