Twas the Night Before Finals

Twas the night before finals, and all throughout campus, the students were searching for some last minute extra credit.

With bags under their eyes, many missed their beds, while visions of papers, equations, and terms danced in their heads.

It’s that time of the semester again where the library and computer labs are all completely full in silence, and students everywhere are stocking up on coffee and energizer drinks for the long night ahead filled with typing and reading and of course studying.

It’s that time of the semester again that every college student dreads.

It’s finals week.

But before you crawl into a corner and try to study a whole semester in a few days, remember the three ways you can prevent yourself from having a nervous breakdown this week.


1. Schedule It. Time managements is perhaps one of the most crucial things you will learn in college. Plan your time correctly for finals week focusing on due dates and exam times. If you lay out everything you need to get done on paper and stick to that schedule, you’ll feel less overwhelmed.


2. Follow Murphy’s Law. Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong. This is definitely important  during finals week. Remember to stay on top of things because I’m sure all of us have experienced an OMG moment during finals week. Save every important document to a flash drive (it’s going to be your best friend in college, trust me) or back up your files, practice any presentations in that class beforehand (not knowing how to work the computer in class is..awkward), and always pack your bag with your essential things such as study notes and your pencil the night before your exam to avoid forgetting anything.


3. Breathe. Yes, we know finals are stressful. But what is the point of freaking out and getting extremely upset about it? Study your brains out. Type the best paper you possibly can. Work hard on those projects. But, don’t forget to breathe and relax. The more stress you put into it, the less you’ll get done.

Sponsored by SGA and the office of Student Involvement and Activities, Thurs. Dec. 12th from 10 pm-Midnight at the Marsh Dining Hall, there will be a chance to take a break from the madness and join in on holiday fun with free food, music, prizes, and lots of awesome activities!
Breaks between studying is great for your brain and to keep your sanity. Definitely set aside some time for yourself.

Your teaches won’t fail you, as long as you do your best. Happy Finals to All, and to all, a good test!

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