Studying, Pressure, & Exhaustion: Finals for a College Student
As a freshman in college, I have experienced just how much of an adjustment college really is when you are transitioning from high school. You are no longer in the same building for all of your classes, nor do you see the same teachers every single day. Instead, you wake up at different times on different days, walk for what seems like a mile to different buildings, and see different teachers every other day. During this last week of school, I can say I truly understand what it takes to make it in college. You have to stay on top of all of your work, study periodically just so you’re prepared, and get all the sleep you can because it will be needed for you to function properly. It’s been a long hard first semester, but now that I know what it takes to make it through I am very confident about the upcoming semester. My advice to students would be to make a study schedule prior to a week before finals. It gives you the chance to catch up on work and to keep it from piling up on you by the time you reach your last days of school. And another thing would be to organize folders or notebooks for easy studying to avoid trying to pull an “all-nighter” and/or cramming the day before the exam. For all of the hard work put in, one should treat themselves to a nice long day in bed to catch up on all of the loss of sleep from finals. As a student who has learned her lesson from this, I plan to start preparing for everything instead of waiting ‘til the last minute because you never know what’s in store for you.