It is currently dead week for me meaning that finals are next week. It also means that a lot of students are panicking or will start to panic soon.
For me finals are something I just want to get over with. There have been a hand full of finals that I have truly been nervous for, Anatomy & Physiology for example.
There is no doubt this is a stressful time, especially if this final could make you pass or fail the class, again Anatomy & Physiology for me. Because of this I have decided to share some of my tips to get through finals week! I hope this helps out all the student. Enjoy!
Avoid Cramming: Most people like to study the night before the test but then feel fried once it’s time to take the test. Instead plan out a few weeks depending on how hard the subject is for you. This way you are better prepared and will feel better about the test.
Get a Goodnight Sleep: This is important because it helps energize you body and it will help you concentrate on your test the next day.
Have a Designated Study Area: It is important that the area you decide to study at is free from distractions and is clean. I like to study in my room because it is where I am the most comfortable. I always make sure to have my room clean and have the door shut so I am not hearing my family’s convos. Make sure this study are has all the supplies you will need to study.
Take Breaks: I have to take lots of break when I study or else I start day dreaming instead of absorbing the information I need. My favorite way to refresh my mind is to go outside and get some fresh air. Other times I just get on social media but I have to be careful to not go over my break time.
Be Prepared: Not only is it important to have your study area prepared, it is also important to have every thing you need for your exams. The night before pack everything you will need, make sure you have extra pens, pencils, or anything else you might need.
Eat!: Eating something healthy will help you concentrate for you test. It will also keep your tummy from making loud noises in a silent classroom. Make sure to at least have a snack before your exam.
Study the Way That Helps You: Everybody is different so what might work for someone else may not work for you. If you haven’t already found the best way for you to study now is a good time to start. You can try study groups, going back and summarizing pages or paragraphs, flash cards or many other options. Personally I flashcards work for me but only if they are colorful. It takes more time but it really helps me.
Quilt: Speaking of flashcards, Quizlet is a great website where you can look at other people flash cards over many subjects and you can even create you own flashcards. They have an app as well so instead of carrying a lot of flashcards you can just look at them through your phone. It has many way that you can quiz yourself and this app helped me when I had to learn root words, and terminology.
Wear Comfy Clothes: Wear something you are comfortable in. Some may say dress for success so you can feel successful during your test, while others say to wear cozy clothes like sweats. I say wear what makes you comfortable because it is you who is taking the test. I usually wear leggings or sweats but I like for my makeup to be done because it makes me feel ready but I still feel cozy.
Relax: Last but certainly not least, relax!! You will get through these test in no time and do better than you thought you would, just take a deep breath! About 15 minutes or so before the test I stop studying and let my mind relax before I take my test.
Those are my tips to get through finals, I hope they help y’all out!
Are you done with finals or just getting started?