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- Pace yourself
"They need to be careful about timing so they don't exhaust themselves in studying for finals," she said.
- Don't rely on cram sessions
"A lot of people tend to try and study for a full day or full night before their exam, but that's the absolute worst thing you could do. Study in small spurts with breaks in between," she said.
- Don't procrastinate
This is probably the number one tip to avoid extra stress when it comes to facing finals week. Instructor Nathaniel Smyth said students will be better off if they don't wait until zero hour to get everything done.
"What a lot of folks do is they'll put it off and they're worrying about whatever project they have to do first or what TV show they're trying to watch or whatever they can come up with to rationalize procrastinating," he said.
By following these tips, getting enough rest, and eating balanced meals, you should feel refreshed and ready to face your finals.
If you need any extra help with studying for a certain class, ask your professor if there is an SI component to the class. SI instructors will be working around the clock over the next few days making sure everyone feels prepared for their exams. Contact Murad at 615-230-4757 or email@example.com to find out more about SI.