Every college student knows the feeling. The months have passed and they are here - it's finals time. For Elyse has your back to keep you calm and collected while you handle those exams! Here are 6 great tips to bring home those A's:
Before your finals
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Planning is everything when it comes to finals! Keep a complete outline of what you need to do and when your finals are. If you are organized before your finals begin, taking them will be a breeze! Always remember to allocate yourself more time for your more challenging courses!
2. Take Breaks!
It may seem weird but allowing yourself the time to have a break during cramming for finals is so important. You don't want to get burned out! If you continually cram you will eventually just be reading or doing without comprehension. Close your book, close your laptop, and allow yourself to process. When you're taking your breaks still try to use your time wisely and avoid sitting in front of the TV or on social media. Go to the gym, take a nap, or eat something healthy.
During your finals
3. Use Your Time Wisely!
Manage your time and make sure you are on track with what you've planned. If you have multiple finals on the same day - don't stress! Allocate the time needed for each of the individual tests. You can do it! For example, If you have two exams make study guides for each and alternate between the two until you feel as though you have a hold on both of the subject matter.
4. Get some sleep!
We can't stress this enough! It may seem necessary to stay up all night and study but that isn't the case. Allow yourself to get at least 6 hours of sleep so you can be functional!
During finals it can seem necessary to chug the coffee and red bull and don't get us wrong! At times it is, but don't forget to also drink water. Dehydration can cause headaches and even make you more tired! Drinking water can help boost your brain power and help you remember all those terms from every chapter!
After your finals
You're done! You did it! The exam is turned in and your work there is done. Text your girls and put on your favorite outfit and hit the town!
Good Luck on your finals!
XO, For Elyse