Wednesday, December 12, 2018

How Students Avoid Stress during Finals

Semester finals are coming up QUICKLY! For those of you who haven’t experienced such a thing as finals, don’t worry! It does sound stressful, but you will feel relieved once you finish your last week of this semester.

Our finals will be on the week of December 17-21. We will have our regular schedule; the only difference is the classes with Viking Boost for that day will be the classes you take exams in. However if you do miss a day, Friday will be our make-up day along with free time if you’re caught up with everything.

Many different kinds of exams or projects are used by students for their finals. For example, some seniors in Civics will be taking an exam on their government facts of the day from the whole semester. Some other classes might not take a test, such as Creative Writing; they will make a portfolio to write specific things and turn it all in. It just depends on the teacher and the class. If you are unsure about your final, please do not hesitate to ask your teacher(s)!

Studying for a final is very important. If there’s a study guide provided for a final, use it. If not, then make your own. There are many ways you can do in order to study such as using Quizlet, diy flash cards, or writing answers over and over to memorize it. Ask the teacher questions if you’re curious or unsure about something.

You can study anywhere! As long as you’re not distracted. Usually, the library is always a good place for everyone to go and have some time to sit down and study. Pick a room where you won’t be as distracted as others. Also, the volume in the room will influence on your studying; if you’re at the gym where there’s a lot of activity and noises going on, you probably should move. Your bedroom might be a good place to study; the kitchen table or in the living room. Anywhere that you feel the most comfortable preparing for a final.

Another way to stay focused is to eat properly. Have a full breakfast that’ll leave you feeling satisfied for most of the morning. Eat a well balanced lunch and dinner. Add some snacks throughout the day if you feel like. Like your eating routines, sleep routines are very important and must not interfere your studies and focus. Make sure you get a good night’s sleep, at least from 6 to 8 hours of sleep a night.

Don’t think the world is coming to an end if you’re extremely stressed. Focus on the important things for this coming up week and you will feel better once you have everything completed. You’re not alone! Everyone else around you might seem like they have everything under control but really, they don’t. If you need time to calm down or destress, talking with another buddy or teacher about finals or something else to take your mind off school will help a whole lot. This is just the first semester of this year. You should be proud you’ve came this far and before you know it, the second semester will be over soon!

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