You did it! With the semester coming to an end, finals are finally here. With exams right around the corner, it can be tempting to stress. Here are some tips to help you enjoy the conclusion of the semester and successfully complete your finals.
Give yourself a Gold-Star:
Be proud of yourself for all you’ve accomplished. College demands a lot of time and work that isn’t easy. The exams, essays and activities required a lot of dedication. Before you worry too much about the final, remember you already have a lot to be proud of!
Find a Study-Buddy:
Find a Study-Buddy:Studying for finals can be very boring. Find a friend who can make studying more enjoyable. Whether you are quizzing each other with flash cards, playing memory games or reviewing a over a meal, a partner could make all the difference before your final.
Get some Rest:
Remember that sleep is important! I know when I am exhausted, I am not putting forth my best work. Before you stay up all night multiple days in a row, cramming information into your brain, think about how you can work smarter. Maybe try studying in advance to avoid procrastination. Trust yourself with the information you already know. Whether you are taking naps in your spare time, or going to bed earlier, remember that getting some rest can work in your favor.
When life gets tough, it’s nice to have people you can lean on. At Southeast, The Counseling Center is great for students looking for a little extra support. If you are not performing your best because you do not feel like yourself, consider finding a support system. I know when I am worry-free, I have more confidence in academics.
Raise your Hand High:
Somethings we all need a refresher from our professor. Don’t be afraid to speak out when you don’t fully understand an assignment. Office- Hours are a great time to drop-in and ask some questions about your course. At the end of the day, your professor wants you to be as successful as possible so don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone.
Don’t Give Up:
You’ve come so far and worked so hard, it’s time to finish strong. Resisting the burnout from classwork can be really challenging. Use this time before the break to motivate yourself! Positive affirmation and goal setting are great ways to keep yourself on track so you can finish this year on a high note. You got this!