Finals Are Here, Are You Ready?

Finals Are Here, Are You Ready?

How to cope with one of the most stressful times in a college student's life

Nichole Rustad

It's that time of year again: finals. That word alone either elates one with joy, if they know every crook and cranny of a class, or makes one assume the fetal position and cry quietly if the test will finally expose that you learned absolutely nothing all semester! Personally, the last time I took a collegiate final was in May 2015, but I can definitely relate to those who need to spend every waking moment cramming in every last detail in order to do well. As a business major (more specifically an accounting major) most of my finals consisted of a combination of the following: multiple choice questions, short answer responses, and short to medium sized essays. I am not too familiar with how other majors set up their final examinations, but the preparation mindset is the same. The game plan is putting your best effort forward studying, getting plenty of sleep, and most importantly, staying hydrated and remembering to eat.

Another thing to keep in mind is that these are spring semester finals. That means, once those finals are finished, everyone will go their own separate ways for the summer (unless you are taking summer classes). Skype will become commonplace during that period as your friends may very likely be in different places in the country, or even the world. On the bright side, you have the whole summer ahead of you to relax and finally go on the vacations you've always wanted to do (oh, how I miss those days). In other words, there is a light at the end of the tunnel and you are almost there!

If this is your very last round of finals, congratulations! If not, then one more semester down, "X" number of semesters left! For those in your final semester: after you finish your last final, there will be so much elation and joy that its not even funny. On the other side of the coin, however, it will soon be time to become a full-time adult. Just take comfort in the fact that you won't have to go to school anymore for the rest of your life (unless grad school calls).

Best of luck to you all and may the odds be ever in your favor!

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