Unfortunately, finals are right around the corner. I don't know how this year flew by, but it did. Now is the time where University students pull all-nighters cramming in hours of notes and reading material in last-ditch efforts to save our GPA's. While studying for finals is the worst, there are ways to alleviate that pain. Here are six tips for finals success.
1. Go to your TA's and Professors
While we are told right upon entering college to use our resources, many students choose to forego study sessions and office hours with their instructors. These people obviously know the final material the best as they are the ones writing it and grading it, so it would benefit you if you stopped by their office at least once before your exam or essay is due.
2. Make Last Minute Friends in Class
If you know you're struggling with your exam material, ask people in your class if they would like to hold a group study session. Chances are they're just as lost as you are and appreciate the offer.
3. Organize Your Materials
If you haven't already organized your notes, hop to that ASAP. It makes life so much easier if you can quickly find material you need to study from.
4. Stock Up on Snacks and Drinks
Buy all the snacks you want for late night stress eating as you type away your 15 page research paper. It would also benefit you to buy all the water, coffee , and tea now so that you don't run out at 3 am one night. And if you study better with your mind a little looser, or are already thinking ahead to your post-finals celebrations, pick up your favorite alcoholic libation as well.
5. Plan Out Where You're Going To Study
Whether you " Hunger Games" -style claim a spot at the library, or find an empty classroom in an obscure building, know where you're going to study and when.
6. Calm Down
Finals are very, very stressful. Remember why you're at this University and how you got here in the first place. Go for a walk. Take naps. Call your mom. Skype your pets. Do something that relaxes you while you study. It is imperative that your mental health is looked after during this time.