On Monday, we offered six tips on how you can survive finals week. Today, we have a few more to make an even dozen.
7. Figure out how best you study
Can you concentrate if music is playing? Can you focus only if it’s classical or instrumental music? Or, do you need it completely quiet? Figure out what works best for you and do it.
8. Schedule some “me” time
No one can study nonstop. Take some time to do something else, something you like to do that will help relax your mind. Take time to play a game, hang out with friends, or watch a TV show. It will help you have a clear mind when you go in to take your test.
9. Wear comfortable clothes
If you’re comfortable, you’ll be able to think more clearly than if you’re wearing jeans or a shirt that is way too tight.
10. Have lots of snacks on hand
Snacking will help you keep alert. Also, if you have snacks on hand, you won’t have to take extra time to head to the dining hall or to the local supermarket to get food. Additionally, drink lots of water. Staying hydrated will help you stay focused.
11. Make a detailed schedule
This will enable you to schedule everything you have to do, with days that assignments are due and tests will be held. Include breaks and snack time. Seeing it all laid out will prevent you from getting overwhelmed.
12. Stay confident
Going into a final with a bad attitude won’t help. So, take your final with confidence.