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It’s time for finals, and the stress is at an all-time high. It can get crazy busy, frustrating and tiring, but we’re at the home stretch! To make finals a little easier, we have some of our best tips to help you survive finals week. 

Don’t be afraid to ask questions

Even if it’s at the last minute, your professors are there for a reason. Ask them questions if you are confused on some of the content and need some extra explanations. You can send them an email, go to their office hours or catch them after class. Taking a little extra time to make sure you have things figured out will help your grade and your stress. -Emmaline

Find a great study spot away from home, and stick to it

When it gets to crunch time, studying at home can be really difficult. It’s hard to focus and full of distractions. Find a place out of the house, whether it’s the library, a coffee shop or a park that helps you focus, but also gives you a change of scenery. My favorite is Coal Creek Coffee Downtown. -Abbey

Take breaks

Studying is important, but so is taking a break to avoid getting burned out. Go on a walk, watch an episode of TV, whatever helps give your brain a break. Mental health should still come first, even during finals. -Brittany

Eat solid meals & hydrate

It can get super busy when you’re studying and finishing last minute projects, so preparing meals tends to go on the backburner. Be sure to pack lots of snacks when you go to study, drink lots of water and make some time to eat more than just instant noodles. Staying hydrated and eating well will make you feel great and help you tackle your finals! -Bailey

Find something that helps you focus

I personally like film scores, but it could be a podcast, playlist, or show that helps you focus better. Having some background noise can help make studying easier and cut out distractions. -Annie

Treat yourself when it’s over

After all the hard work you put in, be sure to treat yourself! Get a latte, get your nails done or go for a hike, something that feels like a reward. You earned it! -Hailee

Hang in there, Pokes! We are almost to the end, and summer is right around the corner. Study hard and finish strong. 

Brittany Johnson

U Wyoming '19

Brittany is a senior at the University of Wyoming, studying English and professional writing. She loves ice cream, Jesus, historical fiction novels, the ocean, and Asiatic lilies. Wyoming is her seventh and favorite home; you can often find her skiing, running, hiking, or drinking a good cup of coffee.
I am the current co-correspondent of the University of Wyoming! I spend my time reading lots of historical information, cooking, going out with my friends, and eating ice cream. I am a history major and my plans are to attend grad school to be a public librarian!
Bailey Johnson

U Wyoming '22

Bailey is a freshman at the University of Wyoming studying in the visual arts program. Asides from being an artist, she also considers herself a geek and dog lover extraordinaire. When she isn't doing homework, she can be found reading, sketching in her tiny sketchbooks, or composing poems.
Annie Stratton

U Wyoming '20

History Major at University of Wyoming The nerdiest of nerds Movie Lover Hufflepuff to the core Avid DisneyBounder "How wonderful the color yellow is. It stands for the sun." -Vincent Van Gogh
Abbey is a senior at the University of Wyoming and is currently majoring in Journalism. She couldn't imagine a world without Jesus, coffee, The 1975, Twitter or her family. You'll usually find her at a concert or cafe somewhere, which is where she spends majority of her free-time. Talking to band members after their shows is a hobby, along with thrifting & indulging in all aspects of pop culture. After college, she plans to spend more time at concerts, getting paid to write about music and bands.
Hailee Riddle

U Wyoming '20

Writing is hard, but I love it. "Little girls with dreams become women with vision." HC U Wyoming Writing since 2016  
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