Thursday, December 6, 2012

It's the Final Countdown!

Cue epic music!!

Did you enjoy that?  Yeah?  Good.  Me too.  If you didn't, either you have no taste in awesome 80s music, or you've got your head buried deep into your school books.  Finals week is approaching fast for many students, and some of you college kids reading this are probably already suffering those awful two hour-long exams.  I feel for you.  But these next several days don't have to be all work and no play.  Here's a few friendly reminders to make the most of your time and help keep you sane. 

1. Prioritize
If you have a test or assignment in a class that you find extremely challenging, study for it first.  Then come back to easier material.  That way, you'll spend optimal time with what you need the most help.

2. Set a Schedule

I don't know about you, but social media sites and TV are huge distractions when I'm trying to be productive.  Make a general schedule for yourself in order to keep breaks from lasting too long.  Study for an hour or two, take fifteen or thirty minutes to eat a snack, then get back to it!

3. Realize Your Limits
Several of you plan on staying up late in the wee hours of the night to cram.  Don't.  There's only so much you can learn.  Once you get tired, trying to memorize a few definitions takes longer and longer the later you stay up.  Instead, get some sleep and rejuvenate your mind.  If you don't know the material by now, then you just don't know it.  My motto-- Do what you can and forget about the rest.

Finals are definitely a hassle, but just think-- after this, it's Christmas break!  Do your best, and don't give up!  You're gonna make it!  And after you get through finals, you can apply these tips any time you have work to do.  Good luck!


Nariana Sands~

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