Friday, April 22, 2011

Exam Woes

Good morning all!
I don't know about you but for me spring semester is almost ever, which leads to our favorite part of the semester...exam time. Honestly I don't think I've ever had this much to do in a very, very long time. I finally got home from the library after working from 7:30pm-2:00am on an Ancient Egyptian project. Not fun.

Although exam time is never "fun time", there are a few tricks that I like to use to make it pass by easier:
  1. Try your hardest not to wait until the last minute. I know that I've been guilty of this many times but it's definitely a lot easier to plan out your workload ahead so you can keep track of your priorities. Become best friends with your calendar and planner!!!
  2. Have that go-to study buddy in each of your classes. In the beginning of the semester, I would try and get at least one classmate's number or facebook info. Instead of stressing out over an assignment by yourself, talk to that classmate about it. They may be able to help you out and relieve some of that anxiety!
  3. Your professor is there to help you! Although they can seem scary in class at times, they really don't want you to fail and most will want to help you in any way possible in order for you to succeed. Form that professor-student relationship early!
  4. Become friends with the library. I've recently just started going to the library and let me tell you...I get so much work done! Find a really quiet spot, preferably one where  you won't be distracted by dozens of people constantly walking by.
  5. Remember to include some "you time" into your day. Even during the most stressful of days, you need to make sure you do something fun for yourself. Whether that means taking a break and painting your nails, relaxing to watch one episode of your favorite show, or simply chowing down on some yummy food. Just make sure that stress isn't the main thing on your mind!
Good luck with your exam studying! Tell me if you have any additional tips that we could all use!


TheSocialKnight said...

Yes the library is my bff, my bf, and my frenemy all in that same week. Ha!

BTW, I gave you the Versatile Blogger Award so come over to my blog to check it out!

Oooh yes and remember to breathe! :)

Good luck <3

Mrs. Kindergarten said...

Hope all your exams go well!
Happy studying and Happy Easter!

Mrs. Kindergarten

Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} said...

Finals are the worst...hubby is doing them right now and it brings back all of the anxiety from way back in my testing days...yuck! I'm pretty sure my cure all was a good caffinated drink (c: Good luck with your exams!

The City Boy said...

i felt like i was in a relationship with the library last semester! haha....this one not so much.

Working out is my favorite "me time"

Carroll said...

What wonderful study advice!! Hope all your exams go well! :)

Sundresses and Smiles said...

Good luck! I can definitely relate to long nights at the library...last year (and only once this year), I had many nights where I was at the library until after 6 am and then had class just a few hours later! My biggest tip would be to make to-do lists and schedules...when I have a lot on my plate I try to make a plan of how to tackle it all and get it on paper. Even if I diverge from the plan a bit, having the list is still super helpful and keeps me on track!

Little Pink Rain Boots said...

Good luck and great tips. I adore the library even if I just want to get some reading done- it's the perfect place. I love your nail polish by the way.


Ashley Borysewich said...

Starbucks trips are also a big motivator for me :)

My exams just finished, so I am thrilled!

Love your blog, following you now :)

Anonymous said...

What a great resource!