Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Finals Week Prep


It's that time of year again, that period at the end of the semester where it's not quite finals week, but you're still scrambling like it is. I have finals and final projects due in two weeks and I think you can just about guess where I am with that: absolutely nowhere. It's though, especially when classwork doesn't end so you're trying to juggle actually going to class and classwork with studying for finals or doing final assignments and it's just tough.

I did a month before finals week post with a mini checklist a couple of weeks ago and while most of those things are still relevant, timeliness plays a bigger part in what needs to be done now. Here's a list of things you should do to prepare yourself for the final few weeks of school, whenever they might be for you.


  • Make sure you have food stocked in your house and your apartment and not just snack foods. Make sure you have some sustenance and your fruits and vegetables. Eat right, even if you have accepted death as your punishment for your performance on some of your finals.
  • Write down your due dates and exam dates. I cannot stress this enough, you need to know what days are special for you during that week to avoid forgetting to turn a project in or not go to the classroom for an exam.
  • Finalize any flashcards and study guides, or as much of them as possible. I understand that you're still going over material for the unit before the semester is over, so just create those later on after the chapter is finished. 
  • Start your projects, if you haven't already. Get your interviews, start your research, film some clips, do whatever you need to do in order to get you on the right track for your final assignments. 
  • Sleep, sleep, sleep. Ironic coming from a person who finds it impossible to sleep for long periods of time. But trust me, you need the proper eight or more hours to be able to function to the best of your ability. You're not too cool for sleep. No one is.
  • Remind yourself that you can do it. Finals are scary and stressful, especially if it's your first or your last time, but remember that it's just one exam that you've essentially been preparing the entire semester for.
What do you do to prep for finals week?

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