Finals Just Around the Corner


Graphic/ Taylor Peterson

Finals week is coming up, and students are starting to prepare themselves by downing unhealthy amounts of caffeine, cramming their brains with information they are unfamiliar with, staying up too late and getting about 6 hours of sleep every night. Not surprisingly, this isn’t the best way to prepare yourself for finals. Most students know the most beneficial study habits, but do they really practice them?

If you haven’t tested even the most basic steps to success during finals week, then I highly suggest it. You never know how much it can help in the long run.

  1. Make sure to always have water with you and stay hydrated. It is a well known fact that you perform much better overall when hydrated.
  2. Try your hardest to get at least 8 hours of sleep every night. If you can get a couple more hours of sleep in, then that is good as well. Considering this, try not to oversleep.
  3. We have all heard the saying, “breakfast is the most important meal of the day,” because it really is. When students wake up in the morning, their brains are not functioning at their greatest potential yet, so fueling your brain with a healthy meal is a great way to start your day.
  4. Study, but don’t study the same thing over and over again. Find a study habit that fits your learning style and stick with it.
  5. Try to stay relaxed. Stressing yourself out is a very easy thing to do for most people. Finding ways to relieve stress and trying to relax is key during finals week.

Hopefully these tips are helpful to you during this upcoming finals week. Good luck!

Here is the schedule for anyone interested:

1st Semester Finals Schedule
Betty Mueller
1st Semester Finals Schedule