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How to Survive Finals Week

Last updated October 7, 2021

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 (breaks included).

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!

The night before the test, sleep! 

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.

The day of the test, eat a good breakfast/lunch. 

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

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