Staff Writer: Cassidy Brave
As final exams are coming up, it can be very stressful for different reasons. Some things to personally identify as the semester is coming to an end are assessing your stress levels, organizing your study and workload, and lastly, still keeping time for yourself.
As the semester is coming to an end, stress levels can rise, students can become overwhelmed by the amount they have to study and if they are doing it correctly. People can be overwhelmed by their grades and how these last assignments will affect them, and also taking into account external stress factors such as a sports team, work, or family. Ways to address these stress factors to help exams become more tolerable are activities such as exercising, staying positive, meditating or breathing exercises, and reaching out to a support system if needed.
Staying in control of your workload or study load can be stressful at times, especially during final exams. Some ways to help you stay organized are to make to-do lists in terms of urgency and importance, reach out to SI sessions, ask your professor for help, switch up what you are studying, and pace yourself.
Keeping time for yourself is one of the most important factors that come into play with these stressful times during exam week. Taking a break can give your body and mind time to restart and refresh, and shorter study sessions have been proven to be more effective to retain the information.
If you are ever in need of a tutor or someone to talk to, the Academic Resource Center (ARC) is a great resource to utilize. The ARC is located on the second floor of the library.