Top three tips for surviving finals week


Lauren Sabia, Editor-in-Chief

The week we have all been dreading is sadly upon us. Finals is the stressful ending of the semester right before the freedom of summer hits, and sometimes it can get hard to manage when all you want is to pass your classes. Here are three tips on how to survive the hectic next few days.

Make sure you are getting enough sleep. You may feel like you need to cram all your studying in right before the final exam, but trying to pull an all nighter can have negative impacts on your memory and reasoning skills. Schedule in time to sleep, and eat a good breakfast while you are at it.

Find the right study locations and methods for you. While it may seem like you should go to the group study sessions at the library and reread all your textbook chapters the night before, that may not be the right way to study for your needs.

It may take some trial and error to figure out what is your most productive way to prepare for finals, but that is okay. It is okay to skip the group studying and head to the fourth floor by yourself for some quiet focus time.

Stay organized and develop a plan. Make sure you know what days and times each of your final exams are, and create a study plan of when you will tackle each course and topic.

Remember that prior planning prevents poor performance, meaning that just taking a few minutes to organize your studying materials and deciding a schedule of when you will look over it can make all the difference in feeling prepared and avoiding procrastination.