You FINALly made it by Gabi Broeker

Post date: Nov 29, 2017 11:34:18 PM

Hello again! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving break, but it’s time to crack open the books and prepare for the most painful week of the semester… FINALS WEEK! It is stressful and exhausting and draining. Fortunately, I have some wonderful Writing Center styled tips for a finals week near you. WATER: Drink LOTS of water. It is important to stay hydrated. You’ll be working hard, and it can take a toll on your body.

RELAX: Don’t stress yourself out – YOU GOT THIS. It is important to take a breather every once in a while. Slow and steady wins the race, so take your time and don’t rush.

ICE CREAM: Enough said.

TIME: Set a schedule for yourself so that you can monitor your studying alongside your daily routines. By creating a schedule, you can assure that you are designating the proper amount of time to your school work on top of any other responsibilities.

INITIATIVE: Take the initiative to get your work done. Avoid procrastination so you can assure higher quality work.

NAP: We all need a quick snooze here and there to give our busy brains a break. Set your books, laptops, and phones a side for a 30 minute nap to give yourself a break.

GUM: Studies have shown that chewing gum is a great stimulant for the brain, especially mint gum.

COMMUNICATE: If you are confused by a topic or don’t understand a requirement, don’t hesitate to communicate your concerns. UNLV offers several resources (the Writing Center *wink* *wink*) that can help you with your assignments.

EAT: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so DON’T FORGET TO HAVE IT. Food is brain fuel, and you will need a ton of that to tackle all your finals.

NERD: It’s your time to release your inner nerd. Don’t hold back smarty pants!

TEAM: Team work makes the dream work, dude! Whether you get together with some classmates or a professor, working with others is great for studying.

EXERCISE: Studies have also shown that exercise is good way to relieve stress and kick-start your brain. Add a few pushups or a quick run to your schedule for the next few weeks.

REJOICE: Congrats on surviving this semester. Have a wonderful Winter break, and I’ll see ya in the New Year 😉