1. Prepare food ahead of time.
It can be extremely time-consuming to cook dinner every night, and when finals week comes, there’s just no room for it in your schedule. It’s also way too expensive to eat out all the time. Since you have to cut corners in your daily routine to make more time for studying, preparing and packing food ahead of time can really help you out. At the beginning of the week, cook a few things that you can put in the fridge and eat throughout the week.
2. Start studying in advance.
The actual week of final exams is going to be hectic as it is, so any preparation you can get done beforehand is a plus. Being productive in the weeks leading up to your back-to-back exams can eliminate much of the stress that comes with cramming everything into a few days.
3. Try to get at least a few hours of sleep.
Pulling an all-nighter might actually do more harm than good. If you stay up the whole night, you’ll probably go into your exam room so zombie-like that it will be hard to think straight. Even if it’s only an hour or two, a little bit of sleep can go a long way.
4. Study with a group.
It is proven that teaching a topic to someone else actually helps you understand it better yourself. So, getting a group together and helping each other learn is actually equally beneficial to everyone. Plus, it makes sitting in the library a whole lot more fun!
5. Go to review sessions. They're annoying but helpful!
Whether it’s with a professor or TA, any additional help you can get it worth it. Although your friends in the class are a great resource, your professor or TA can likely give you even more thorough answers to your questions.