Finals Week Stress Tips

With finals week rapidly approaching, here are seven study tips to help you prepare for (and ace) your final exams:

  1. Ask questions
  • Your professors are there to help! If you don’t have the time to ask them questions after class, make sure to stop by their office during office hours.
  1. Use your resources
  • The Quantitative Skills Center, Writing Center, and Peer Tutors are also there to help! To make an appointment to utilize one of these resources, visit
  1. Study in intervals
  • Studying small chunks of information at a time is an effective way of retaining information. Trying to cram an entire session’s worth of information into one long study session, on the other hand, isn’t.
  1. Take breaks
  • Study breaks are proven to improve your focus and increase your productivity. Take some time to exercise and eat something so that once you’re ready to start studying again, you’ll be good as new!
  1. Study in a group
  • Whether it’s in a course mentor session or with some friends in the same class, studying with others can be helpful to you as you prepare for finals.
  1. Prioritize
  • Some exams may be worth more of your final grade than others. Some may be a lot easier than others that you have to study for. Make sure that you know when all all of your exams are so that you can study accordingly.
  1. Stay well-rested
  • This might be the most piece of information to keep in mind. Make sure to get a good night’s sleep so that you’re fully focused and awake during your exams.


Jessie Ngo

Staff Blogger

Picture credit: WAC OSE (Instagram)


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