Your 4 Step Guide to a Successful Finals Week


Your 4 Step Guide to a Successful Finals Week

Finals are a stressful time for everyone. Exams, papers, presentations and not enough time in the day to get everything accomplished. Here at Campus Ink, we can relate and we have made a guide to not only get you through finals, but to have a successful and stress free week.

1. Start studying and reviewing in advance


Start your studying early, if you leave everything to the night before your stress will build up and and your week won’t go as well as it can. Look over review sheets and re-read class material in any free time you have. Your future self will thank you!

2. Practice efficient studying


This is one of the most important points in the guide. There is no need to study harder when you can study smarter. Get the most out of every study session by getting rid of all distractions around you (no phone, no friends, no loud places), prioritizing your material, and asking for help from teachers. Studying more efficiently will help ease the pain of having three finals within a two day span.

3. Hold off on the caffeine


It may seem like caffeine is your best friend but really it can lead to a multitude of problems. For starters it can add to nervousness and anxiety which, during finals week, are already at an all time high. Adding to the stress your body is under won’t do anything but make you feel worse. It can also lead to insomnia… which brings me to my next point…

4. Get lots of sleep


Sleeping is one of the healthiest things we can do. We need a significant amount of sleep to have proper brain functions. This is especially true when we are putting so much stress on our brains. Inside Higher Ed recently did a story on the effects of sleep and sleep deprivation and a college professor actually gave extra credit to his students who were getting the correct 8 hours of sleep a night. The study also showed that the students who slept more were actually getting higher test scores than the students who slept less. Read the article here, and then go take a nap.

Finals week is nothing to stress over. Be prepared and well rested and you’ll make it thought! Good luck!

Emily KalerCampus