By Grace Bowen
The last two weeks of school before the end of the semester can seem like an eternity, and we are feeling it too. Those of us here at Off-Campus Life, as students and staff, are feeling the effects of the lack of daylight, cold weather, and approaching break as much as you. However, we are in this together and we are here to help as much as possible!
In light of this stressful stretch of time, we have put together some of our favorite tips to help you make it to the end of the semester:
- Take breaks: Even if you are just laying on the ground for 5 minutes, carve out time to give your brain a break while gearing up for finals.
- Change your scenery: Utilizing Morgan Library is a fantastic resource for students for many reasons, but studying in a building outside of your home can help you focus. Going somewhere outside of your home can also help you alot a specific amount of time to work and study.
- Set a routine: Creating habits for your day-to-day can help you take care of your basic needs when school and work starts to build up.
- Rely on your support system: Check in with your people! They can help you get out of your head, and they might be able to relate to the stress that you might be feeling.
- Study in groups: By studying with a group, you can ask your peers questions that you may not have understood from class. Teaching your classmates solidifies your knowledge and understanding as well.
- Schedule some of your favorite activities into your day: Studying and/or working can deplete your battery, so it is important to fit hobbies and activities into your schedule that refuel your tank.
Please take care of yourself during this stressful time! We care about your well-being, and don’t hesitate to reach out to us for extra resources regarding your academic and personal wellness. We will try our best to direct you to the best offices and resources on campus.
If you want to learn more about finals week tips and best practices, you can follow this link by the Princeton Review which has some additional studying suggestions. https://www.princetonreview.com/college-advice/how-to-study-for-finals