By Jeilianne Vazquez
“Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will” –Karin Seddiki
We hope you had a very safe and fun Halloween last weekend! It’s now November, and this semester has flown by. Finals are coming up for GTA students, and on top of that, we have the beautiful fall breeze coming in, a new holiday coming up, and the incredible production of 9 to 5, opening next week. It is a delicate balance for students, so this week’s blog post gives you my top 5 tips for preparing for finals week.
Go To Class Regularly
I know those 9 am classes are getting harder to go to. I love to sleep in, but you cannot afford to miss those classes this semester! Go to bed early, so waking up isn’t so hard in the morning, or establish a nice morning routine to get you up. I know it’s hard, but the break will be here before you know it, and you can sleep in through Thanksgiving! At least that’s what I’ll be doing.
Stay On Top Of Your Homework
Don’t put off until tomorrow what you can get done today. If you have the time, get it done!
Talk To Your Professor
If you are confused about the final or haven’t received a study guide yet, reach out! I personally get anxious about talking to my professors, but our professors want us to succeed. If there is any confusion on what is expected from you, go ahead and send an email.
Come Up With A Study plan and start studying now
If you already have your study guide or know what to study for your finals, start studying now. Look over your notes or do the first draft of that essay. It will make things easier come finals week.
Be physically prepared
Eat food, get sleep, and hydrate! I don’t know who needs to hear this, but pulling an all-nighter and cramming a bunch of information in your brain is not a helpful studying habit. It’s not worth losing sleep and burning out your brain. Study at an average pace and set the alarm to get ready for bed. Everyone is different, so people can run on different sleep schedules. No matter your agenda, make sure you sleep. Also, stay healthy! The weather is changing, and colds are common but do your best to not get sick.
GTA, we got this!