Hey guys, sorry I’ve been AWOL but moving back home for the holidays is one lengthy process (specially when you only have two suitcases to pack your entire life).
One thing I really love about FIT is that your work gets showcased throughout school (yep, we get to show off how amazing we are ALL the time). Countless hours, sleepless nights and all that effort you put into creating that final piece or project takes center stage during the last weeks of the semester. Even though FIT is always dressed up in our incredible students works of art at the end of every semester the School of Art and Design puts up several exhibits open to the public (where you can completely brag about your awesome invention).
This time I visited the Fashion Design AAS Exhibition Inspired by the American Folk Art Museum, which was up for four days at FIT’s John E. Reeves Great Hall. Unfortunately we weren’t able to take pictures (even though I sneaked a few shots, in respect to others work I decided not to post them) but I found a teaser video by Prof. Michael Cokkinos of the Advertising and Marketing Department at FIT. Click here to watch.
Carpe Diem, (even if it means having to jump three times on your suitcase before closing it, due to holiday shopping)
So alas the dreaded time of the school year has arrived…FINALS. It can be one of the most stressful and sleepless times of the year, but it doesn’t have to be. I’ve got my tips on how to not only survive finals week, but to conquer finals week.
Ask your professors when the final is going to be, the format of the final (project, paper, exam), and if they have any recommendations on what mistakes former students commonly made. If you show that you are interested in doing well in the class, more than likely, the professor will respond positively to your questions.
This is a note for the whole semester. Everything should have a place and the place should have a place. The more organized you are, the easier it is to crack down on studying.
Prepare early on!
I know that procrastination is the enemy, but around finals time, you’ve got to fight it. Start studying early on so that when it comes down to the night before, you won’t be cramming, stressed out, or pulling ANY all nighters. The earlier you start studying, the less cramming you have to do, the more confident you feel, the more sleep you get, the better grade in your hands!
This only happens if you follow #3. We all need our beauty sleep.
Set time goals for yourself and pencil in some much needed TLC. Whether you are hitting the gym for an hour to burn off some steam, or if you are going to paint your nails, try and stay off social media…it’s addicting. And if you dare touch Netflix, go for a 30 minute sitcom, not all 6 seasons of Gossip Girl.
You are all finished! If it’s 1 final or all of your finals, be sure to go out with your friends Ben & Jerry and celebrate your successful finals week! You deserve it!
Happy Finals Week! And may the odds be ever in your favor.
Also…be sure to return your rental books!