Helpful Tips During Finals Week

Unfortunately, finals week is right around the corner. Some people will cry and others may feel like just giving up. Don't worry! With the right approach to this horrific week, it'll be winter break in no time. Here are a few things to do during finals week to alleviate the stress and make it easier to ace all your exams.

Sleep Well

If you're like me, your sleep schedule is probably a mess right now. Well, this is the time to correct that! A full eight hours of sleep will not only put you in a happy mood, but also help you focus and keep you more motivated to do well. Think about it, you won't be thinking about sleep when your body isn't exhausted.

Eat Right

Eating healthier will boost your mental capacity. Start your day by eating some fruit or making yourself a smoothie. For snacks, grab a granola bar or some nuts to make your brain flow.

Sleep on Campus

For anyone that's a commuter, it's probably a good idea if you sleep on campus. Find a friend and ask them to stay over for a couple of days so you could get some serious work done. Personally, I find it more difficult to study at home with family because I get distracted easily. Many universities (like the University of Illinois at Chicago), offer students temporary housing during finals week.

Request Off of Work

Sometimes, work may get in the way of your studying. It may be more beneficial to request a few days off. Your grades are far more important than your work or the money you'd be missing out on from not working. Temporarily calling off of work will give you some extra time that you could dedicate to your studies.

Keep Your Phone Away

It's gonna be super hard... but it's a must. Turn your phone off and unplug. It'll make a huge difference! Phones are the number one source of distraction. By eliminating that unnecessary distraction, you'll be able to study well and retain the information you learn.