It may be hard to believe but finals are right around the corner. The next two weeks will separate the weak from the strong. The Dean’s List students from the Honor’s List students. Every minute of next week could potential determine your future! Ifyou're not stressed yet then just wait, it will catch up to you soon. No Agnes Scott student will be spared. But fortunately for you I have decided to share my fool proof tips in staying happy, sane, and most of all hopeful during the impending final weeks.  

-         Create a study schedule! Please don’t schedule every second of your day, instead make a plan of what you would like to accomplish each day. You are much more likely to follow your schedule if it is not too demanding so make sure to keep it simple and be realistic. 

 -         Study breaks are your friends! Make sure to refresh your mind by taking periodic breaks. For all you know that really hard problem will magically become easy after a short walk or coffee break.

 -         Make sure to get sleep. All nighters may seem like a good idea but in reality they are not. I have spent many nights studying and getting as little as 2 hours of sleep. I thought I would gain more from studying then sleeping the night before a test.Unfortunately I was wrong and paid for it.  Every question on the test seemed impossible but when I looked at it again with well rested eyes everything made sense. The moral of the story is that everything seems impossible when you are behind on sleep while anything is possible when you're well rested. 

 -         Stay Positive! Make sure not to be negative. No one likes a Debbie Downer. If you don’t believe in yourself then don’t waste your time thinking about how your going to fail. Place all your efforts in proving yourself wrong. 

 -         If you find yourself getting too stressed then workout. Go to the gym and walk/run. Do a workout video. Like Elle Woods said exercise gives you endorphins and endorphins makes people happy and happy people just don’t kill their husbands…or in this case fail their finals. 

 -         Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. It would be a complete shame if you spent days studying for an exam but could only focus on your hunger pains come exam day. You need to keep your energy up to study and what better way to do that then by eating breakfast.

 Finals are hard on everyone but don’t give up. While the next two weeks don’t determine your future they do have a say. J Good Luck!!!
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Nadi Nuhu is a sophomore biology major and a tutor in the Writing Center.

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5/10/2012

i love to read article and blogs regarding online courses. Thanks for sharing it dear. i love to read it.

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10/1/2013

Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.

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