Surviving Finals Week

Grab your notes & coffee.

Deactivate social media accounts

Or at least limit time spent on social media. Did you know 28% of time spent online is social networking? Use social media as a reward, check content no more than 10 minutes a day before going to bed or during downtime. However, last thing anyone would want to do is get caught in the social media rabbit hole, where you catch yourself checking your feed for 3 hours straight. Finals week will soon be over, and you’ll head back to your home all cozied up in your bed during winter break with the confidence you did well on your exams. Trust us, Becky or Tom understands if you don’t like or comment on their post immediately.

Eat well… and healthily

Yeah, yeah, we understand. You’re on a college budget and top ramen is the only thing that’s cheap, readily available, and easy to make but you owe it to yourself to eat something more healthily to maintain high thought processes. Likewise, taking an important test while hungry can be a recipe for disaster.


All nighters are not okay. Sleep deprivation is not only detrimental to your exam performance but also to your health. Get rest when needed. It helps retain information.

Stay organized

While we can set calendar notifications on mobile devices, it helps to have a physical calendar in your dorm room with dates filled out when exams are. Set aside study time for each class and get the proper information & details to review the material.


Instead, if you have a break in your exam schedule, use it to get a head start on the exams coming up. This can be a time to catch up on missed reading, or to complete Step 1 of “Immediate Preparation” in my study method. REMEMBER: if you party, you will need to recover! And research has shown that people who engage in high-risk drinking deaden their cognitive skills (ability to recall and organize information, etc.)

Good luck out there! You will do well.

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