times, the end of the semester can be rather demanding. There are final exams
to prepare for, as well as papers and projects. This can make it a pretty stressful time. While some stress during
this time is to be expected, there are things you can do to make it more
- Manage Time: This means no cramming!
In the last few weeks of the semester, begin by making a to-do list of the
tasks, projects, papers, and materials to review. Then, schedule them in
your planner/calendar. Each night, take a look at what you have planned
for the next day to ensure you have all of the necessary materials. Check
your list at set points throughout the day to be sure you’re on track, and
check things off as you go. Be realistic however, and do not schedule too
much in any given day or time period. Follow
this plan throughout the semester to eliminate procrastination.
- Study Smart:
set up a study space conducive to working productively. Have good
lighting, lots of space to spread out your materials (not your bed!), and
keep it relatively quiet. This means no T.V., Internet, or texting – keep
music to a minimum. As you study, remember that you don’t need to know
every fact or detail. Make use of study guides provided by your teacher.
Review old tests, homework assignments, and notes. Give a little extra
attention to the areas you struggle with or have a hard time
- Get Help: Ask your teacher for
clarification about what will be covered on the final exam or for
instructions on final projects. Always ask for assistance on material you
don’t understand. Make use of tutors or study centers at your school, and
ask a trusted peer for help.
When we’re stressed, we can often let our healthy habits go. However, this
is when you need them most. Get a good night’s sleep, maintain a health
diet (limit that junk food!), drink plenty of water, and engage in regular
you’ve found some of these tips helpful. Good luck, and happy studying!
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