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Tips and Tricks of Surviving Finals Week

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Finals week is approaching and some students might be nervous about how to reach their fullest potential and do the best that they can do. But worry no more for I have numerous tips and tricks to help you during finals week.

1. Have a study schedule

Of course, we all know that studying is an essential component of succeeding at finals but with so many tests and final projects happening at once, it can be overwhelming. That is why a schedule is crucial for effective time management. It is difficult to keep track of everything that you need to do so keeping an itemized list of everything for the day and how long it will take can be very important to your final studying process.

2. Attend all class lectures

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It can be tempting to skip class the last few weeks of school, but that is the worst thing you can do as a student. A lot of times professors will spend the last week of class reviewing for the final and they will usually tell you everything that you will need to know to make your study time more productive. Make sure to go to every class that the professor has to get the most out of your studying.

3. Get your sleep

While it is important to study as much as possible it is crucial to your health to make sure you get enough sleep. Eight hours is recommended but more can never hurt. Not only is it good for your health but studies have shown that not getting enough sleep can negatively affect your brain function which can, of course, make you do worse on your finals. So, getting enough sleep is essential if you want to do well on finals. Try to avoid late-night study sessions and try to find a way to study during the day.

 4. Eat right

Eating three nutritious meals is also very important for your health and without it, you will lose energy and not be able to focus as much. This will of course affect your performance during your finals so be sure to get three nutritious meals a day with protein, fruit and vegetables. I know it is very common for college students to skip breakfast but trust me waking up 15 minutes earlier to make sure you can eat a nice breakfast will make a world of difference on the outcome of the final.

5. Make time for yourself

It can be easy to forget to make sure you have time for yourself to do things that you enjoy, whether that be with friends or just relaxing by yourself. While it is important to put in the work to study for finals, mental health is just as important. It is advisable to make time to do things you enjoy, avoiding more stress for yourself. If you fail to make this time for yourself, it can be detrimental to your overall health and will also affect your performance on the final. It is important to have balance. Don’t take so much time away from studying that you’re underprepared, but also remember that at the end of the day, it is just a test so don’t stress too much. Make sure to balance the work and play in such a way that will not stress you out too much but will also not hinder your ability to do well on your finals.

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