For many schools, finals are next week, and that means you’re probably going to be feeling both a wave of panic and a sense of relief. It will all soon be over, but until then, here are a few tips on making the week a bit less painful:
1. Ditch distracting websites
If you’re normally browsing Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or the host of other time-sucking websites, then this is the week to take a hiatus. Give yourself a few minutes of socializing time once per hour while you’re studying, clear your head, and then get back to work.
2. Double-check your exam times
Make a list or schedule of your exam times, and be sure to double (or triple) check it. There’s little worse than discovering the exam you thought was on Friday is actually at 8 am the next day.
3. Get enough sleep
It seems simple enough, yet it’s one thing that many students fail to do. Inadequate amounts of sleep, especially for multiple days in a row, causes decreased mental clarity, in other words you can’t think as well. You won’t be doing yourself any favors this way.
4. Eat healthy foods and drink plenty of water
Stick to healthy snacks and drinks in between your exams. In the middle of an exam, you don’t want a rumbling stomach due to hunger, but you don’t want a rumbling stomach due to Taco Bell either.
Don’t forget to check out last year’s post on 8 tips to ace your finals and beat stress. Do you have any helpful tips to add?