Thursday, December 9, 2010

How To Survive Finals Week

It's getting that time of year again. I can almost hear the sound of panicked college students scrambling to cram knowledge in their brains while sucking down coffee just to keep going. Others are freaking out over fifteen page papers worth 30% of their grade, that they've had 3 weeks to do, but have yet to start. Ahhh...the good ole days.

If you are one of these mentioned above, I've come up with a few tips to help you get through this troubling time. So take a break from all your trepidation and listen up.

Chill Out
I know, it's easier said than done. But you really do need to take a deep breath every once in a while. Worrying about something doesn't change anything, just your stress levels. If you've waited too late to get something done, do the best that you can with the little amount of time you have left. That's all you can do.

Go See Your Professor
If you think there's no way you're going to pass a class, then there is only one thing to do in this kind of situation. Beg! Go to your professors office and beg till it hurts. Even try squeezing out a few tears here and there. If you're a guy this might not bring you as much success as it will for ladies, but it's always worth a try.

Get Some Sleep
Staying up till 4 o'clock studying for a test won't do you much good if you can't stay awake the next day to take it. The loss of sleep means the loss of focus, and if you're like me, then you probably don't have much to spare. Study as hard as you can, but try and hit-the-hay around 12 or so. Your brain will be nice and rested the next day so you can give that exam all you've got.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

We're In The Paper!!

Check us out in The East Carolinian
Special thanks to Ms. Rebecca Blanchette for writing such a great article!