Saturday, April 24, 2010

Finals Week Survival Guide, part 1

If you're a college student, you're doing 1 of 3 things right now...
  1. Stressing about your upcoming finals
  2. In the middle of studying for finals
  3. Celebrating being done with finals (if this is you, I am jealous!!)

If you're #1 or 2, then I present to you the Finals Week Survival Guide!! Take a quick study break and read up:

Tip #1: Cramming does not work!!
~Trust me. If you have a tough final coming up, start studying 15-30 minutes per day about a week and a half in advance. It WILL help. Cramming or pulling an all nighter the night before the exam will just make you really tired the next day. Start your studying at least a week before, and you'll see a difference.

Tip #2: Bring a friend.
~If a friend is taking the same course you are, study with them a couple days before the exam! Or, better yet, if you know a few people in your class, get a study group together. Everyone in your class busy? Study via Facebook. Hello Facebook Chat!

Tip #3: Take study breaks.
~This builds off #1's "Cramming does not work" tip. Yes, you should study the day before a final. However, when you do, take a 10-20 minute study break if you feel yourself getting overwhelmed. Exercise a little, put on a favorite song, grab a healthy snack. (I'll be posting some of my favorite 10-20 minute workouts within the next couple days!)

Tip #4: Go to bed.
~Repeat after me: "Studying after midnight the night before a final will not magically transport the course material into my brain." GO TO BED. Aim for at least 8 hours of sleep the night before a final. If you're rested, you'll remember more.

More tips and "study break" workout suggestions coming within the next few days!!


  1. Thanks for checking out my blog!

    I am definitely #1 on that list...eugh.

    Thanks for the studying suggestions...I kind of need to get on that. Now. Haha.

  2. Haha.

    I'm at #2 right now, definitely. Ahhh!!