5 Steps to Get Ready for Finals

Finals are less than two weeks away and there is no better time than now to start preparing for them. In order to make sure that you are ready, we created a list of the top 5 things you should do.

1. Book a Study Room

These rooms fill up fast, so plan ahead by booking your study space before it’s too late. Information about booking study rooms can be found here.

If all of the rooms are already booked, here are a few places worth checking out that don’t require a reservation.

  • Lane Public Library – students usually line up at the door before they open during finals week, so arrive early.
  • Forsythe Library and Technology Center – it’s located inside the Farmer School of Business and is so quiet you could hear a pin drop.
  • Pearson – there are tables set up in the center of this academic building with spots to plug in your devices to charge and monitors to show your laptop on a big screen.

2. Go Grocery Shopping

You need to fuel your body and your brain by eating healthy throughout the week. If you don’t already have fruits, veggies, and healthy snacks in your room, then go stock up before finals week. It’ll be really helpful to have these on-the-go items with you on days where you’re studying at the library and need a boost of energy.

3. Call Your Friends

Don’t go into this week alone. Studying and reviewing course material with your classmates may be the best thing you can do for yourself. Two heads are better than one, right? Reach out to the people you’re friends with in each of your classes and try to set up a time to study together, even if virtually on Zoom. 

4. Relax

Going into finals week overwhelmed and sleep deprived isn’t going to help anyone. Take this week beforehand to catch up on sleep, enjoy time to yourself, and be in a good headspace. We recommend going on walks and spending some time outside before you have to go inside and study.

5. Pack Ahead of Time

The last thing you want to worry about is moving out in the midst of the most stressful week of the semester. Avoid this problem by packing some of your stuff before finals week. You may not be able to do everything, but try to come up with a plan and pack up everything that you aren’t using. Trust us, you and your parents will appreciate this later!

Good luck to everyone taking finals, we know you will do great! And if you need a study break, stop by here next week for more tips and tricks on finals.

Hannah Frier | Marketing