Go to Finals Survival Tips

 

Summer is just around the corner, but surviving exams and group projects can be time-consuming, not to mention overwhelming. When your stress seems like too much to handle,  please know that you are not alone and that you can get through it. Here are a few tips on how to survive your upcoming finals!

 

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DON’T Cram

 

At the end of the day, the material is material. Start studying early and et aside time to review so you don’t procrasinate. It’s all about working smarter instead of harder. Allocate at least 1-2 hours everyday to look over assignment deadlines and test days.

 

Be Aware of Study Hangouts

Going to the library with friends can lead to distractions. First, set aside time to absorb the material for yourself. Jot down questions or notes for improvement on the subject matter. Then you can go ask people who also know and understand the material. Repeating your notes to others outloud will actually make the information stick better. Trying to understand the information for yourself will set the foundation for a deeper understanding through verbal communication.

 

Get in the Zone

 

Eliminate all distracting social media platforms because it can easily deplete your study time. Either delete the app or log yourself. Take time to figure out when and where you study best. It can be by yourself in your bedroom or possibly a cafe with louder surrounding.

 

Have Fun Study Breaks

 

Instead of studying for 1 hour and then going on youtube for another hour, create a 5 minute playlist of cool songs and stretch out for a bit. Sitting at a desk all day can make your brain feel stuffy and strained. A nice walk outside can re-energize your senses.

 

Create a Sleep Routine

 

I know the average college student is balancing studying, friends and Netflix, but sleep is everything. It can create a healthy mental state thatit contributes to how awake and receptive your brain is to information. Often times the blue light that is emitted from our phones actually leaves people feeling more awake. Create a time for meditation where there is no digital usage at least 2 hours before your bedtime. It’ll allow room for fresh mental space in the morning and throughout study sessions.

 

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Remember….

 

Finals week is a dreaded time for most college students. It can seem like the odds are stacked against us, but know that with consistent time management and healthy physical maintenance you’ll have the confidence to ace finals.