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Tips for Finals!

Posted December 2nd, 2009 by pearsonh

Great news! Winter break is days away. But before the awesomeness of break ensues, many of you might be encountering final exams, papers, and projects to finish out the term. Here are a few tips to keep in mind as you are working during finals week:

  1. Sleep, eat healthy, and exercise. It is quite simple – taking care of your body and mind will help you be more productive and efficient in your studying. Also, you definitely don’t want to find yourself falling asleep during a final exam.
  2. Plan time to study. Studying is important and you might need to do a lot during the week. Be sure to plan some time to study and to do so effectively. Check out these study tips on test preparation from OSU’s Academic Success Center.
  3. Take time for yourself. Pace yourself and take breaks. Non-stop can be overwhelming and it’s alright to take some time and relieve the stress of finals week. Read a book for leisure, check out a movie, or go for walk. Take time away from studying and it will help you be more focused when you come back.
  4. Say no. It is still finals week though. Limit the number of times you check facebook. Resist the urge to party it up on your “days off” as taking time to recover might impede your study schedule. It is alright to say no.
  5. Stay positive. Study, write your papers, and take your exams. Before you know it, it will be winter break and you will have made it through the week.

From the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards, we wish you all the best of luck with your final papers and exams!

Go Beavers!

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