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Monday, May 12, 2014

Finals Week Shenanigans (Yikes!)

This is the last finals week of my undergraduate career. It's surreal and exciting, but also daunting. Do I have my finals schedule right? Is that final really at 8 AM? Can I just skip to Summer?

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Thankfully, I've decided that besides keeping all my study guides and notes from this semester straight, I'm going to use this week to really enjoy my last week here in my college town.
I want to share my ideas for a less stressful finals week with you, dear readers, so I guess it's time for a numbered list:
  1. Study Sheets. Oh my biscuits, I can't stress how much these have helped me during my tenure as a student, from middle school up to now. I type my own study guides, then I'll print them, highlight them, scribble on them, or anything else that will help me remember material.
  2. Spending time with people you enjoy. Whether that's through study groups or impromptu lunch parties or girls days, this helps alleviate the stress and pressure that comes with this week. In fact, today, my and my crew ate Chinese food! And it was awesome.
  3. Find a study method that works for you and stick with it. For me, it's typing study sheets and having either a YouTube video, a Disney movie, or amazing music in the background. I just have to make the decision to get serious and work.
  4. Don't pull all-nighters if you physically can't. I actually sometimes work better in the early mornings, but it's better to get stuff done as early as you can and get a good night's rest before an exam day than stay up all night, especially if you have a lot to do. Not to mention you're more likely to fall ill.
That's the best advice I can give for a week like this, but I do want to mention one more thing. Remember who you are and Whose you are. Place God at the center of your crazy-busy week, and of course your life, and I promise, things will fall into place and work exactly as they should.

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