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Friday, December 2, 2011

Hey guys,

Thanksgiving break was great, just like it always it. The only con is that right after Thanksgiving comes finals. I'm taking 19 credits this semester and that leaves me with 6 finals and papers. A lot. Or maybe not so much. Here are the things I've learned in my three years of university which have heloed me with finals:

1. Paper Holds More Than Your Brain I:

All through the semester, the best way to keep track of tests, quizzes, midterms and exam is to write them down in a planner. CU has a lovely planner which already lists the official university schedule. This way, one only has to add their personal schedule to it. It has helped me keep my personal, academic and extra-curricular activities tidy. 

At the end of the semester, I realise that I do not have too much to do at the very last minute.

2. Paper Holds More Than Your Brain II:

The first point applies to school work as well. Have you gone back to your notes and realised that you have something written down that you did not remember writing down? Exactly! That's why it's great to attend class and take down neat notes. The subtle points mentioned by an instructor during class make the different between an A student and a B one.

3.  Last Minute Works Sometimes...

...for things like shopping but not for things like exams. Cramming is not learning. Diligent studying all through the semester is the key to developing in one's academic field. The week before finals should be for review and brushing up not for in-depth studying.


4. #TeamNoAllNighters.

All nighters are the enemy because they drain one of sleep and rest which the brain needs to function. Please, do not pull an all-nighter during the semester and especially NOT before that big final at 7:30am.


5. Keep The Faith and Positivity.

It has seen you through those low grades when you thought you would never rise or your parents would disown you. It'll see you through another week of grueling finals and at the very best, it'll bring you As and A's.


All the best with preparations for finals.

'Funmi Oy.

Environmental Studies, Geography • Port Harcourt, Nigeria