Finals… a college student’s worst nightmare.
Majority of the time, finals is what makes or breaks a student’s grade in a particular class. If you’re really smart or really lucky, you may not even be required to take a final!
After months and months of dedication to your studies, your success or failure is riding on one thing… the final. What makes it worst? Majority of college campuses squeeze everyone’s final into one week. Talk about pressure!
As a college student, a junior at that, I have had to take finals for the past two years now and every year it is the same.
You wake up, cry, go to class, cry, complete your review guides, cry, maybe get a bite to eat, cry, eliminate your social life, cry, get in bed, cry… only to fall asleep and repeat it all over again.
Here are some tips I have come up with to help relieve some stress when approaching finals:
1.Know When and Where to Take Your Finals: I would hate for a student to miss their final and possibly end up with a bad grade in the course.
2.Stay Active: Believe me or not, but some form of physical activity will help release some of that built up stress.
3.Get Some Sleep: Sleep is important, we should all get a good night’s rest before the day of a big test… but let’s face, you know you’re going to be up studying all night “cramming” last-minute information into your brain.
4.Cut Off Your Social Media: Yeah right, like that’s going to happen.
5. Eat a Balanced Meal: Food is a good thing. It is also good for your body as well. Food helps to nourish and fuel our bodies. Imagine going into your final, well-prepared, and all of a sudden… you become nauseous because you forgot to put food in your stomach.
6.Cry: Believe it or not, but this helps me feel better.
It’s all about your mindset. I know it is hard, but go into finals week with a positive mindset. Think positively and act positively. Set all your worries and nerves aside. Remember: finals are only temporary.
-WORK HARD PLAY HARD