How to Survive Finals Week (Parks and Rec Edition)
- Dec 6, 2016
So, as my friends like to say, it is officially Christmas month. But before we all go home for the holidays and finally get the chance to relax, there is one pesky problem between now and Winter Break.
You guessed it, that problem is finals (and all the other copious amounts of stuff you have to do before/during finals week).
Let's face it, finals hurt. Just the concept of finals hurts. That's why I have compiled a list of things to do and keep in mind in preparation for the Week of Doom:
- Look up when your finals are. It's crazy that you haven't already. This is important, since if you don't know when your finals are, you won't know how to plan accordingly.
(You when you find out how many finals you have, and their dates/times.)
- Start studying as early as you can. Especially if you have cummulative finals. The sooner you get around to studying, the better you'll understand the material that is going to be covered on your exams. If you feel that you can't study in your room, find some place else you can concentrate.
- Take care of yourself. This means eating, sleeping, staying hydrated, showering, taking breaks, and anything that helps you feel better physically, mentally, and emotionally.
- Speaking of breaks, actually take study breaks. Your brain does not want to be fried by a study marathon that has no breaks and no end. Your brain is a fragile baby, so take care of it (and yourself) by taking breaks to eat, nap, etc.
- Take advantage of the fact that there are puppies at various parts of campus (like the library) during finals week. Puppies help with destressing, and they are also a good distraction from the doom that is final exams. (There are also a bunch of other destressing activities on campus when finals week rolls around.)
(Who's a good boy?)
- Get rid of distractions. Don't check your social media every five minutes. Put anything unnecessary out of sight, and if you need your electronics to study, consider downloading a site blocker so you'll stay productive.
- Study with friends. I know, friends can be distracting. But friends are also godsent, and being able to have someone go over material with you in a different light will certainly help you. Just make sure to stay on topic!
- Seek help. There's nothing wrong with asking someone to help you with a difficult subject, or to just have someone to talk to as finals wear you down.
- Remember to pack everything you need for Winter Break. You can do this as you take study breaks or on days when you have no exams.
(Yes, finally, at least for several weeks.)
- Treat yo' self over Winter Break. You have earned it.
I will never apologize for making everything Parks and Rec related.
Good luck, Spartans!