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Its that time of year again, the time of year we all cannot stand. The only good part about finals week is the three long months following it that are filled with friends, camp fires, beaches, parties, pools, and drunken memories.
Other then that, this week completely blows.
All-nighters, no sleep, weird eating habits, and of course cramming a whole semester worth of information in a weeks amount of time, is just not the way you want to spend your last week of school. But you don’t always have to dread finals week.
Here’s what you need to know to survive finals week.
Sleep: Sleeping patterns should not change. There is not a chance of you being productive if you can’t keep your eyes open. We aren't saying sleep all day but to manage your time so that you can fit in everything you need to accomplish in the time you are normally up.
Take Breaks: Taking breaks are clutch. Seven straight hours of studying or doing math problems is only going to make you go insane. Study in hour increments.
Have Fun: You still have to have fun. Come on, summer is right around the corner and you need to still enjoy the last week at school. So stay social and try and find time for fun.
Don’t Stress: Stressing is the worst thing you can do. Stay relaxed and calm. No need to drive yourself crazy. This test will not affect the rest of your life.
Change Your Environment: You can only sit in the library or a desk for so long. We suggest using study techniques such as flashcards because they are portable, making it easy to take them to a picnic table in the middle of campus or the local park.
Stay Active: This goes along with keeping stress at a low level. Exercise will help you stay stress-free and relaxed. Going for a nice run on a sunny day is a good way to clear the mind and give the books a break.
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