Finals season is upon us — and given the already intense levels of stress we’ve endured this semester, this one is sure to be a doozy. To make matters worse, we won’t have any reading days to cushion the blow. (Thanks, UNC.)
From final exams to research papers and presentations, we know you’ve got a lot on your plate — so taking care of your mental health will be more important than ever. Here are some tips to help you make it through the week.
Make a comprehensive list of all important dates and deadlines between now and the end of the semester.
In fact, stop reading this and go put your exam dates in your Google Calendar. Do it! Now! You’ll thank us later.
If you don’t know it by midnight, you’re probably not going to know it at all.
Don’t pull an all-nighter. It’s not worth it. The best thing you can do for yourself is to go to bed and tackle that exam with a couple hours of sleep under your belt.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help.
Take advantage of all the resources that are available to you: review sessions, office hours, study groups, etc. Foster solidarity with your classmates — they’re probably just as stressed as you are right now.
Make sure you choose to pass/fail any classes before LDOC.