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How to Survive Finals Week

Last updated March 18, 2022

Rank your finals by date

After you rank your finals by date, rank them by difficulty. This will help you prioritize your time with less time spent on the subjects you are confident about, and more time spent on subjects you're less confident about. 

Read your class syllabus

Use your class syllabus to outline your study sessions. If you want to be sure about the final exam topics, clarify them with your teacher!

Pull out your old quizzes/tests

Review them to see how much you've learned and determine what you can use to study from with them!

Create a study schedule (and include breaks)

Don't try to cram all your studying in the night before your finals! As tempting as it may sound, cramming is not productive. Your brain will retain more information in shorter, more frequent study sessions than in one long night session before the test.

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Use studying apps

Check our our list of apps that can help increase your studying productivity!

Get enough sleep the night before the test

Your brain will thank you. While you sleep, your brain will sort what you've studied to help you recall the information you need during the test.

Eat a good breakfast and lunch the day of the test

The last thing you want to be is hungry with your stomach pangs taking over your brain power.

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