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1.     Get your sleep

If you’re tired, your brain doesn’t function as well, and you won’t be able to do the best studying that you can do. Be nice to your brain. Give it some well-needed rest. 


2.     Take breaks

You’ll burn out if you study for a really long time without stopping. Try studying for an hour and then taking a 20-minute break. 

3.     Make a schedule

By making a to-do list, you’ll feel less overwhelmed with all of the work that you have ahead of you. You’ll feel more prepared to conquer that mountain of assignments staring you down. 


4.     Deactivate your Facebook

Having trouble concentrating because you’re so attached to your phone? By deactivating your Facebook account during reading days, you’ll feel less compelled to repeatedly check your newsfeed, and you won’t procrastinate as much. 

5.     Go to the dog park

If you’re in a really bad mood because of all the work you have to do, you won’t get much progress done on your work. What better way to become happy again then by surrounding yourself by a bunch of playful dogs? 

6.     Incentivize yourself with candy

If you’re having trouble making progress on an assignment, try the candy method. After writing one paragraph in your essay or reading a chapter in your book, reward yourself with a piece of candy or any other food that makes you happy. 

7.     Don’t save everything for the last minute

By getting your studying done ahead of time, you’ll feel more prepared and less stressed. 

8.     Kick ass!!

Have a positive mentality! You are determined, smart, and capable. You will kick that finals ass!! 

Good luck on finals!! 


Karolina Heleno is a student at Franklin and Marshall College majoring in Creative Writing and minoring in Women and Gender Studies. She currently serves as the Communications Intern with the YWCA of Lancaster.