The Five Stages Of Studying For Finals
Start writing a post
Student Life

The Five Stages Of Studying For Finals

As finals are getting closer, most of us are probably suffering through one or more of these stages.

22
The Five Stages Of Studying For Finals
YouTube

It seems like the dreaded days are coming. For many of us, these last days of the semesters are make or break. Last minute assignments are hastily finished for that last hope of some points to help our grades. For some of us close to academic probation or even on that borderline to whether you're going to graduate this year or not, the feeling of finals is even worse.

Regardless of how we're all dealing with this inevitable stress and torture, there's always one thing we all go through: the five stages of finals.

1. Denial

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2016%2F12%2F10%2F6361693413986718441408443053_denial.gif%3Fresize%3D500%252C262&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=484&h=9e69fa156e0ae68198eba7c515002b0209407a5e37fa5b79637e4b803bc8f30d&size=980x&c=3316439991 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2016%252F12%252F10%252F6361693413986718441408443053_denial.gif%253Fresize%253D500%25252C262%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D484%26h%3D9e69fa156e0ae68198eba7c515002b0209407a5e37fa5b79637e4b803bc8f30d%26size%3D980x%26c%3D3316439991%22%7D" expand=1]

Finals is not that close, right? 15 weeks of school can't be that short, especially when there's so much work to turn in. There's a few piles of unfinished assignments I have to complete before I can do any studying.

Actually, what's there to study for? I already worked too hard this semester and I shouldn't be too stressed out before finals. Who cares if we really need to study -- I should be taking a nap instead. Watch some Netflix as a reward for my hard work. I totally deserve that.

2. Anger

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2016%2F12%2F10%2F6361693388798551441412094963_giphy.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=93&h=b0585749970b67026452ca11e6cbb7cebeee923909a43b1d8574c82f707d1250&size=980x&c=2738968582 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2016%252F12%252F10%252F6361693388798551441412094963_giphy.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D93%26h%3Db0585749970b67026452ca11e6cbb7cebeee923909a43b1d8574c82f707d1250%26size%3D980x%26c%3D2738968582%22%7D" expand=1]

When did I learn this chapter? What are my notes even saying? How am I going to raise my GPA now? Can my roommate for once turn the music down while I'm studying? Coping with stress can result to anger. That immense pressure to do well is eating me away. Everything is bothering me when I'm trying to think. I struggle to figure out what in the world am I supposed to know for the finals. I shouldn't have binge-watched "Orange is the New Black" and actually found out what was on the final instead. I'm so angry at myself! AHHHHHHHH!!!

3. Bargaining

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2016%2F12%2F10%2F636169346706120531-1672406462_mNZHSnv.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=854&h=a244dfcdfc20cf418e06dd719f447423ec4ad21ee34461c9d96ae3928d2d8bed&size=980x&c=3741418065 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2016%252F12%252F10%252F636169346706120531-1672406462_mNZHSnv.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D854%26h%3Da244dfcdfc20cf418e06dd719f447423ec4ad21ee34461c9d96ae3928d2d8bed%26size%3D980x%26c%3D3741418065%22%7D" expand=1]

Please, professor. Please round up my grade from a 70.95 percent to 98 percent. What do you mean you can't do that? Can't you see my life is depending on this class? OK, I may be exaggerating, but I really don't want to take this class again next semester. I guess I should have attended more lectures and done some of my homework ... or all of it ... Please though?

Or better yet, I could be begging my classmates for help and all the notes they took. I'll do anything for them. How much money? What do I have to do for those notes? Anything! Just give me something that can help me boost my GPA.

Maybe I need to work on my puppy eyes more.

4. Sadness

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2016%2F12%2F10%2F636169348403993593-1274634720_tumblr_mg9yc0rTvh1qjccmko1_500.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=255&h=054efad43ab651ae0a8a1681bc89862a691815f10e12c97049183df1e50a656f&size=980x&c=923878274 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2016%252F12%252F10%252F636169348403993593-1274634720_tumblr_mg9yc0rTvh1qjccmko1_500.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D255%26h%3D054efad43ab651ae0a8a1681bc89862a691815f10e12c97049183df1e50a656f%26size%3D980x%26c%3D923878274%22%7D" expand=1]

This is it. I tried everything, and now finals are here. I'm going to fail. I'll lose my chances of not walking the stage on time and will have to take the class again next semester. Why did I even take the class? Why did I even decide to go to college? I'll just run away and be a professional bush for the rest of my life instead. All my hopes and dreams will die here today once that exam begins.

Hello darkness my old friend ...

5. Acceptance

[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2016%2F12%2F10%2F636169351695295841-687538674_giphy.gif&ho=https%3A%2F%2Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net&s=752&h=f4dfce58d220fcfde31050e36b35a1c5298303a15b30a918c575fb83426a7f94&size=980x&c=1374703989 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2016%252F12%252F10%252F636169351695295841-687538674_giphy.gif%26ho%3Dhttps%253A%252F%252Faz616578.vo.msecnd.net%26s%3D752%26h%3Df4dfce58d220fcfde31050e36b35a1c5298303a15b30a918c575fb83426a7f94%26size%3D980x%26c%3D1374703989%22%7D" expand=1]

It's finally over. The last project is turned in, the last presentation is given and the last answer is bubbled in. There's nothing else to do but walk out of the class. No more dealing with deadlines! No more worrying about that GE class that really had nothing to do with my major. And who cares if I fail now. What's done is done. Now I don't need to deal with restless nights and countless hours of sobbing. Whoo! Finally...

Good luck on finals everyone! 화이팅!

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Featured

Hispanic Heritage Month

A lil history and a few thoughts.

776
Dianeliz Gonzalez

Hispanic Heritage month is here, and we are ready to celebrate!

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

My September Faves

Here are some of my faves during the month of September

2485
www.pepperlu.com

Keep Reading... Show less
Student Life

9 Things Tall People Are Tired Of Hearing

Yep. The weather is fine up here... I've totally never heard that before.

6305
pexels

Don't get me wrong, I absolutely LOVE being tall. Sometimes I even wish I was taller. One of the downsides of being tall however, is having to put up with ridiculous questions and statements. I can assure that all tall people are tired of being asked what the weather is like "up here", but here are a few other things we don't want to hear anymore.

Keep Reading... Show less
Student Life

30 Signs You're From Wisconsin

When you say Wisconsin, you've said it all!

9609

We truly love it here in the Badger State. Here are a few things Wisconsinites can relate to.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

Five Types Of People In Fall

From yummy pumpkin spice lattes to scary movies, fall has it all and then some.

5667
Destination Logan County Illinois

Oh fall, the most marvelous time of year...right? Every approaches fall differently, some pumpkin spice-tastically and some not so enthusiastically. We can't all be Autumn lovers, so here are five types of people in fall. Grab a cup of hot coca, sit back, and enjoy.

Keep Reading... Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments