How Do You Have a Successful Finals Week?

Even more miraculous than surviving finals week would be surviving it well—with enough sleep, a healthy diet, and time well managed.

Finals week can be one of the most stressful times in a semester.  The pressures of projects, papers, and exams can be overwhelming.  But as important as good grades are for your future, you need to survive finals week in order to have a future.  We asked BYU students what they do to have a successful finals week.  Here are some of their answers:

Whatever you do during finals week, make sure you’re at least taking care of some basics:

  • Eat well—Don’t eat junk food to stay awake, and don’t skip meals to have an impromptu fast.
  • Get plenty of sleep—Don’t stay up all night studying and expect to be able to remember it the next morning.
  • Take breaks—Don’t just cram for hours.  Have some fun and engaging diversions you can turn to when you start to burn out.
  • Manage your time well—Plan which days you’re going to study which subjects, instead of being overwhelmed at the thought of studying for all your classes, all of the time.

What has helped you have a successful finals week?  Let us know in the comments below.