How to survive finals week – Part II

If you’ve already been through Finals Week, then you know it can be stressful. But we’re here to help. On Monday we gave you some tips to help you survive. Today we have more.

These come from the College Survival Handbook and about.com’s college life section:

PhotoForDec.4PostGo see your professor
If you’re not doing well in the class, talk with your professor. Of course, the best time to talk to your professor is at the first sign of trouble in the class. But, better late than never.

Take a break every now and then
Your brain needs time to absorb everything you’re trying to cram into it. So, you’re going to have to give your brain a rest. The best way to do that is find a quiet place and just clear your mind.

Don’t try to do everything at once
You’ll just get overwhelmed. Instead, make a schedule and do a little at a time.

Drink lots of water
Your brain needs to be hydrated. Caffeinated beverages won’t work as well as water.

Don’t waste time
Get off Facebook or Twitter or Instagram or Pinterest. Stop Googling silly things. Ignore YouTube.  And. Just. Study.

Know what material will be covered
Will the final have everything you’ve covered in class? Will it include only the material since the midterm? These are questions you’ll need to have answers for.

Look at other exams you’ve had in the class
Most likely, your professor has an exam style. So, if you look at the previous tests he or she has given, you’ll get an idea of what kind of material he/she considers will be on the final. Knowing that will help you study.

Ask students who have already had the class
There’s a good chance that you know someone who had the class before you. Ask him/her what the final was like and what you can do to be as prepared as possible.

Good luck.

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