Best Practices for Finals' Season
May 03, 2018
Final exams are a busy time of the year for students all around the country. Final examination week can be a very stressful and overwhelming time to be a student to say the least. You may be thinking “How am I going to find the time to study for all of these tests, make it to work, etc.?” Don’t worry! We are here to offer some tips that some of you might find useful in preparing for your final exams!
5 Tips to Help You Succeed During Finals Week
1. Get plenty of sleep during finals week and especially the night before your exam(s)! Getting a good night sleep can result in better focus, concentration, memory retention, attitude, and so much more!
2. Eat a good meal before your exam! How many of us have gotten to class or an exam only to find our stomachs growling? What happens? Well, for me, all I can think about is “When can I get some food!?” When it comes to final exams, you need to be as focused as possible. So, eat a good meal before your exam! Also, if you get hungry quickly or if you have back to back exams, make sure to bring snacks to eat in between your exams.
3. Stay positive! Sometimes, a positive attitude can be all the difference between doing well and not doing well on an exam. You may know the material front and back from studying, but sometimes all you need to have is a little confidence in yourself and a positive attitude.
4. Don’t procrastinate! Let’s be honest, we’re all guilty of procrastinating from time to time. Sometimes, this results in luck coming your way, and you do fine on the assignment, project, or test. However, I would say for the majority of the time, it results in us doing poorly on the assignment, project, or test. The worst feeling is knowing that we know that we could have done better with ample time and commitment, but we chose not to put forth the effort.
5. Do your best, nothing less! At the end of the day, final exams are a nightmare for the majority of us! None of us look forward to them. Sometimes, even with doing all of the right things, the results still do not turn out like we wish that they would. However, if you know that you have done your best, you can proudly hold your head up high and be proud because you know that you put everything into getting ready for this exam!