Preparing For Finals 

By: Ibn Hasan – Reporter

College can be stressful at times, and one reason why is finals.

“This is crazy. I have three projects due and I have to study for two tests,” said junior accounting major Ariel Angeles. “It’s so much I don’t even know where to start.”

Some students already begin to feel overwhelmed with Finals Week fast approaching. But there are approaches that can make managing the workload easier for students.

The most important aspect of finals week preparation is time management. Sleep and money aren’t the only necessities college students lack- time is also hard to come by.

It’s important to have a planned schedule and prioritize certain activities. Having an organized schedule can make life a lot easier, especially when you’re not pulling all-nighters and missing sleep. A well-rested night will have you focused on the task at hand.

For better performance on exams, start studying early. Simple, isn’t it?

You only cheat yourself when you cram. It’s a memory bank for the moment. Make the most from your college tuition by actually learning information that will last with you.

Study habits can be changed and developed. For example, making personal study guides can be very useful. Teachers sometimes provide the class with study guides, but individuals learn in different ways. Formulating a study guide to suite your personal learning habits can be an effective and efficient study tactic.

These last four weeks of the semester may seem overwhelming, but preparation can ease your mind.

Give yourself time to study, avoid cramming, make a study guide, get extra help if needed, and get a good night of sleep.

Your ability to focus is improved when you’re in control of your time. Success is not earned through procrastination.


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