It’s always nice to take a study break during finals week at Lawrence – here are a few great items that keep your mind active (and relieve your guilty conscience!) while you relax:
1. Crossword Puzzles
The New York Times is free in all of the residence halls on campus, so take advantage of this by stealing the Arts & Entertainment page for the notoriously difficult crossword puzzles. Start with Monday’s puzzle, as it is the easiest, and challenge yourself to tackle a new one each day as they grow more and more difficult throughout the week. Hint: Try working on Thursday and Friday crosswords with friends!
If you happen to be more of a quantitative thinker, most of the other newspapers available on campus include a daily Sudoku puzzle. This 9×9 grid game, which was a common feature in French newspapers before mysteriously disappearing during World War I, has re-emerged as one of the most popular puzzles in America today.
3. Foreign Films
Studying for a foreign language final? Take a “study” break by watching one of your favorite movies in that language to both relax and review for your test. Many of these movies are available in the library, so check one out and turn on the subtitles during some downtime.