Saturday, December 7, 2013

Some Insightful Tips for Surviving Finals Week

Here are my top ten tips to making it out of finals week alive:
  1. Get enough sleep- I will be aiming for 7-8 hours if possible (hey, a girl can dream)... NEVER underestimate the power of a glorious slumber.
  2. Don't let yourself get too distracted- I know that sometimes, when I am trying to get work done, I zone out and then miraculously find myself scrolling down and down and down on Facebook; SNAP OUT OF IT... I have begun to realize just how much time human beings, including myself, waste on scrolling through newsfeeds and it disgusts me... I would not even want to see the total number of hours that I have wasted this semester on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. This is definitely a habit that I will try to kick. 
  3. Hydrate yo'self- I drink a lot of green tea and water. It is just comforting to have something to sip on while studying. 
  4. Set 12+ alarms- this way, you are assured to get to your exam on time because if your multiple blaring alarms do not wake you up, your annoyed roommates will!
  5. Wear socks- it is impossible to really focus on anything important if your feet are freezing cold, it is just a fact. 
  6. Do not return your books/ sell them back until after your finals are done- Heed these wise words...
  7. Bring at least six pens and three #2 pencils to every exam... and also bring a calculator, a big eraser and cough drops- as the boy scout motto states: Be prepared
  8. Ensure that you have enough time before your exam to review, eat, shower, brush your teeth, check stocks, and tie your shoes... and get to your exam on time!
  9. If you are a female with long hair, bring a hair tie on the day of your exam... and then bring an extra hair tie- one of the worst feelings in the world is not being able to physically see the exam paper in front of you because your own hair is in your face. We've all been there...
  10. Try your very best- At the end of the day, it would be nice to walk out of the exam room and confidently toss all of your carefully handwritten notes into the air and watch people watch them as they flutter to the floor as you strut away... Or, at least, it would be nice to feel confident and be able to tell yourself and your parents that you fought with valor for the whole semester, and maybe, could have possibly done alright on your final. 

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