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  • Sandra Cox

Badgers Prepare for Finals

It’s that time of year. The days get longer, and patience gets shorter as students prepare for finals. With only a couple weeks left in the spring semester, how does one cope with the stress of finals?

Karla Borst provided some input: “I cope with stress by preparing a couple days in advance by studying, getting a good amount of sleep, eating breakfast, and rewarding myself after I’ve completed a final.”

These are all great tips one can use during preparation; they’re even backed up by research. Studies show that a good night’s rest and a healthy breakfast can boost the brain when taking a final. When studying, students should also take breaks, avoid distractions, and stop procrastinating. Cramming for a final might seem like a good idea, but in hindsight, it won’t be once the results are here.

Study groups are also an excellent way to get ready for final exams. When studying in a group environment, students can bounce ideas off each other, hold each other accountable, and quiz each other on class topics.

Passing the semester is achievable through effort and determination. Badgers are known for their hard work. The idea that finals are right around the corner can cause a lot of stress, but one can alleviate that by utilizing these tips to be test ready.


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