Conquer Finals Week with These 6 Survival Tips!

For students, It’s that time of year again: Finals week. Well, at least for high schoolers and middle schoolers. Want to know how to conquer Finals Week? Here are 6 survival tips that everyone should know.

1. Don’t cram.  Trying to cram everything you should have learned into a short time may seem like a good idea, but it doesn’t work in the long run. 

I’ve tried it before, and I didn’t learn as much as I should. So, it’s a good idea to avoid it. But if you’re a procrastinator, you can try it, but don’t be surprised if it doesn’t work as well as you hope.

2. Take breaks.  Whenever you study, it’s good to take at least a 10-minute break every hour. This helps to rest and recharge your brain.

How long the break is doesn’t matter. I’ve taken breaks as long as 10 minutes to an hour in the past. It should be long enough to recharge for another round of studying.

Also breaking your study sessions down into smaller chunks can be helpful.

3. Snacks and drinks.  These are necessary to keep your body going during those long study sessions. Fruits will give your brain and body the energy they need to get through those marathon study blocks.

4. Get enough rest. Please get enough rest! Sleep is essential for mental clarity and focus, so get enough.

5. Prioritize your study schedule.  Which subjects will you need more time studying? Which finals are first? Planning your studying and finals schedule will help you get enough study time for all your subjects.

6. Minimize distractions.  Keep all distractions, like electronics, out of sight. It might be hard at first, but you can do it! 

Think about it: you look at your phone for one text, which leads to TikTok, and suddenly an hour is gone. Instead, leave that text until your break time.

The takeaway

Finals week is stressful but manageable. Just remember to take breaks, eat meals, rest, and plan how to tackle each subject. 

Just saying!

If you have any tips you’d like to share, please share them in the comments section. I appreciate them, and maybe they will help others.

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