Many colleges and universities are two weeks, or so, away from final exams. This can be the most stressful time for a student, especially one who might be completing 12-15 credit hours per semester. Not to mention, they could be working a part-time job or interning at some establishment.
So what do you do?
How and when do you study?
My first tip for you is to go somewhere that has limited distractions. A campus library is probably a good place to start. I would imagine that most libraries have free wifi. The internet can be an awesome tool for studying, especially if you are taking online classes. Perhaps, you don’t have access to a laptop? Well, most campus libraries that I have been to have computer labs, where plenty of computers are available for student-use.
Personally, my favorite place to study is at a Barnes and Noble cafe. Most likely, there’s a Barnes and Noble cafe not more than five miles from where you live, so it is decently accessible. Peaceful music, at a good volume, is another perk to a Barnes and Noble cafe. I am someone who likes to have some background noise in my ears, and their music is at an appropriate volume that it is not distracting. I forgot to mention, free wifi.
Perhaps, you spend much of your time at home or in your dorm. I know how distracting a house can be, so you might want to invest in some comfortable ear buds. Maybe you have some music on your laptop or device that helps you eliminate background noise from your home or your dorm. Better yet, log onto rowanradio.com to listen to our online stream. We always play good music so you are sure to find your peace when studying for finals.
Studying for finals does not have to be as stressful as it can be. In my opinion, it is all about making the most of your time. Perhaps you get a half-hour break at work or at an internship, take your books with you. Studying for fifteen, twenty minutes is better than not studying at all. Finally, I don’t recommend pulling “all-nighters”. I understand that a college student’s life is busy, but you have to take the time out to get some sleep, even if you only get 4 or 5 hours. Sleep is important when preparing for finals because it gives you a chance to be stress-free for a little while.
Hopefully, my studying tips will be useful this finals period and try not to stress as much because it is not good for you. I would like to wish everyone best of luck this finals season and if anyone has any other tips, post them in the comments section. It is interesting to read studying tips from other people.