Surviving Finals Week 101

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.

  1. Ask questions!
    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.
  2. Stay organized
    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.
  3. 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!
  4. Sleep!
    This only happens if you follow #3.  We all need our beauty sleep.
  5. Take breaks!
    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.
  6. Celebrate
    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!