Finals Advice

With finals coming, students provide advice for Finals

Brooke Lee, Staff Writer

As finals approach, many are feeling the stress and chaos that comes with them. Teachers give out recommended preparation for these tests and many acknowledging that it would be beneficial to start studying; however, nobody wants to. Although studying can be quite unbearable for most, there are some strategies that can help make the entire “finals process” more bearable. Isa Chenitz ‘20 recommends, “going over old tests and quizzes” because we have already learned the content, though remembering the all of the information from the entire year can be overwhelming. Cramming for a test, as many know, is a very exhausting and stressful process, so start off with small bits of information and gradually building on that information as you feel more comfortable. It is important to eat, and make sure that the meals are balanced and can provide nutrients that will help you throughout the school day and then when you start studying at home. Also, it isn’t helpful to studying for countless hours with no break and just relying on coffee to get you through the day; take small breaks after every 20 minutes of studying to stretch and walk for a bit before you continue to study! Further, getting sleep before the day of your test is crucial! According to a 2014 study conducted by Ghent University and KU Leuven in Belgium, students who slept a minimum of seven hours the night before a test usually scored higher than those who got only six hours of sleep. Summer is so close, there are only a few tests left and hopefully this article helps relieves just a tiny bit of the stress from finals.