Countdown to finals, tips to survive

By Chelsea Mazer

Finals week is nearing closer by the day and Broncos all across campus are busy preparing for their exams, projects and presentations in addition to their last minute studying in the course of the next six days.

Many students have come to realize that this week is a lot closer than they thought and it has begun to bring out the pre-holiday break jitters.

“It’s exciting that the quarter is coming to an end and winter break is so close, but it is also a bit nerve wracking because that means finals are right around the corner,” second year political science student Josh Jimenez said.

“We all have to log out of our Netflix accounts for a few days and buckle down to make sure our work gets done before grades are due.”

Since finals week is less than a week away, upperclassmen students are also starting to think about graduation in June and are looking forward to finishing their last Fall quarter.

“I’ve been here since Fall 2013 and am really excited to be graduating in the spring,” fifth year chemistry student Alice Yi said.

“My professors have been a big help with office hours and extra study sessions this quarter because they know a few of us seniors and want to make sure we keep ourselves refreshed on the important topics. They’ve also reminded us to take time for ourselves and told us to remember to drink water, eat balanced meals and get a good night of sleep before a big exam.”

Here are a few other tips to help you prepare yourself for finals whether it’s your last quarter before you get a diploma or your first quarter as a Bronco:

If you know something is going to likely be on your exam, make sure you read it beforehand so you aren’t scrambling to remember everything the night before.

One of the worst things is to be sitting in an exam and have your stomach grumbling and distracting you, so grab a granola bar or piece of fruit to take with you.

You may think that pulling an all-nighter is necessary, but falling asleep in a final wouldn’t do much good after studying all night long.

You never know if you’re going to need them so it’s better to be safe than sorry.

Study in intervals of 25 minutes with five-minute breaks after each session so you have enough time to review the material while also having down time in between.

After you finish your last final, get that coffee you’ve wanted all day, take a nice walk to get some fresh air or maybe just take a nap and de-stress a bit.

Good luck on your finals, Broncos!

Fall Quarter finals week will be held from Dec. 2-8

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Fall Quarter finals week will be held from Dec. 2-8

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