First time in forever (probably since I started grade school) that I’m not preparing for an exam in December. Here are a few last minute tips to survive finals week. These have worked for me in the past and while I’m not a straight A student, I think I did okay.
📝 Limit or stay completely away from social media!! I used to either put my phone on DND or turn it off while studying so I’m not tempted to constantly start complaining about how much work I have 😩. We’re all guilty of this.
📝Eat & Drink! So easy to want to get through a material and forget to take care of yourself. Your health is so important. & I have to eat, otherwise I get cranky 🥴🤣
📝Double check your topics list that will be covered on the exam. If you’re aware of what’s coming on the exam, you can plan how to review your notes, what your weak areas are and how to improve them.
📝If it’s a cumulative exam, review old exam questions if you have them.
📝Triple check the time & location of your exam. Don’t want to be late or go to the wrong exam hall.
📝Ask for help. If you can arrange an effective study group, or call up a friend to explain a few things, don’t hesitate.
📝Exercise. Even if its just taking a short walk, do something to help relax your mind.
📝 Sleep! I always got atleast 5hours of sleep for every exam I ever took. I may tussle in my bed from nerves, but you won’t find me doing an all nighter. Never worked for me. (p.s the one time I got maybe 3hrs of sleep for an exam, I fell asleep while taking the exam 🤦🏾♀️, so it’s def not worth it)
📝Do your best. Sometimes the effort put into a coursework doesn’t always translate into an A+.
Best of luck to everyone finishing up the semester!!!
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