Comment on A Complete Guide to Overcoming Finals Week by Kay.
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The most important part of preparing for finals for me is figuring out what classes matter most in my study plan.
There are always one or two tough subjects that I struggle with. If I don’t spend most of my time studying those subjects then I’m setting myself up to be disappointed. Then there are other classes that are a complete waste of time to study through.
One time I had studied hours for a biology exam. Then the exam came and I was super annoyed because I totally could have crushed it before I spent all that time studying. It was easy. In hindsight, I should have seen that coming. I would have done myself a lot more good studying something else.
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Focusing in class makes a huge difference for me.
It’s weird how I can sit through a three hour lecture and somehow not retain a single word the teacher has said because I’m too distracted thinking about something silly. I almost have to meditate before class just to clear my mind because, otherwise, I’ll just get caught up into thinking about whatever that days “disaster” is in my mind.
Staying awake isn’t really my problem. My big challenge is keeping my mind where it needs to be.
Do you have any advice for that?
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Consistency is huge for me.
If I let myself slack during a slow week then I’m going to struggle to force myself to work through a busy one. There is always something I could be doing. I dig until I find it.
I also like to admit when I don’t have time for everything.
There are times (like finals) where I’m just too busy to fit everything I want into my day. At those times I can usually improve my overall results by consciously avoiding stuff I’m supposed to do. For example, I could study both classes a little but it may be smarter just to study one of them a lot.
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