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  • Finals Week: Ace Your Exams!

    Finals Week

    Congratulations! You’ve made it through the last classes of spring semester and now the only thing standing between you and summer break is final exams. Have no fear, below are a few tips to help you ace your finals!

    1. Verify Your Finals Schedule

    Make sure you know what day, time and place your finals are!

    2. Sleep!

    Pulling an all-nighter is one of the worst things you can do when cramming for a test. A fatigued brain doesn’t retain information and doesn’t recall information as well as a well-rested brain!

    3. Find Quiet Study Spaces

    Between loud roommates, the TV and other distractions, your dorm room might not be the best place to study. Try different locations around campus to hit the books!

    4. Exercise Regularly

    It’s important to keep blood flowing to the brain to help stay energized and focused. Fitting in a full workout might be difficult during finals week, but try taking a short walk around campus or doing a few sets of crunches in your dorm room!

    5. Eat Healthy Foods

    Junk food might be the most convenient food to grab when you’re cramming, but it ultimately will leave you exhausted. Instead, try to eat a healthy diet of whole grains, fresh vegetables and lean proteins. These foods will help keep you energized while you study!

    6. Avoid Social Media

    Do not fall down the rabbit hole of social media. Even if you tell yourself you’re just checking some headlines, or doing a quick scroll through Instagram, it can easily turn into an hour-long loss of study time. Limit access to these accounts for the week, and only do a check-in as a reward after your studies.

    7. Relax

    At the end of the day, you know you got this!

    Remember, Bulldogs never give up, never settle and never lose sight of their dreams (of passing the test) Good luck!

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