4 Tips for Taking on Winter Finals

Calling all college students!

Tis’ the night before finals and all through the dorms students are cramming, much more than the norm.

For many of us, this upcoming week is finals week for Winter quarter. That means that we are locking ourselves in our rooms and staring at our computers for hours upon hours. It also means that we are just a few days closer to a long, much needed break, yay! As we, too, are among our study guides, we thought that we would shine some advice for finals week survival to our followers!

1. Trust Your Knowledge

Sometimes we psyche ourselves out when it comes to big, accumulative tests. We get overwhelmed with how many terms we need to know and how long our study guide is. But do not forget that you do know this information. You have been in this class, listening to lectures, taking tests, and writing papers on this material for the entire quarter. You know this stuff! Trust that your brain remembers what you have learned and knock ’em dead.

2. Take Care of Yourself

I know, I know. You need more time to study, you don’t know any for the material, you don’t have time to take care of yourself. But taking care of yourself is the most important thing to help your brain function how it should. Take a walk with fresh air, eat healthy, sleep well, and socialize every once in a while. Ladies, use Christmas shopping as an excuse to step away from those lecture notes for a few hours. Just do your brain a favor and relax a bit!

3. Find Your Studying Style

This can be the key to your success – figure out how you study best and you will study much more efficiently and quickly. Some study best in silence, others away from their house or early in the morning. Whatever works best for you is how you will help yourself out the most this finals week.

4. Get Rid of Distractions

Easy tip, but true. Instagram is not going to help you ace your finals and neither will your dog filter on snap chat. With so many distractions, it can interrupt your studying pattern and guide you away from your important studies. If you absolutely cannot live without your phone, set limits and stick to them!

Happy finals week to all, and to all (‘B’ is almost always right).

Till next time,

Xoxo – H&H

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