How to Get Through Finals Week

The advice I wish I'd been given

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Credit to Wilson Moyer

Calei Loy, Staff Writer

Teachers and students alike can agree. Finals are tough.

Having finals this week can be especially tough, since the election gave us Monday and Tuesday off of school.

Finals week is typically hectic, but when teachers have to cram review sessions and answering questions into one or two days, a new level of stress can be added.

So how do you get through it?

First and foremost, it is important that you actually do your work and study. If you have any questions, now is the time to ask.

Most teachers provide study guides or links to practices that are truly beneficial.

Second, don’t waste your own time. Procrastination typically hits its’ absolute peak around this time, but it’s not benefiting you or your grade. Instead, do your work timely and thank yourself in the long run.

It’s also important not to overthink or over-stress. Give yourself short breaks from studying so not to get overwhelmed. Understand that finals are important, but they’re not everything. It will be okay. 

Do not deprive yourself of food or sleep because of studying, as these are just as important for you mentally. 

Finally, try your best, and take it easy when the weekend comes. You’ll have worked hard for it.