by Caroline Bottchen, PCHS ’17
Do you need all the help you can get when it comes to finals? You’ve come to the right place. Below, you can find all the hacks and tricks you’ll need to get through your finals week.
1. Cut the Music
Your brain can’t focus while blasting your music during your study sessions. So if you must have a soundtrack, try a soft jazz or classical.
2. Chew Gum
You can boost your mental performance by chewing gum while studying.
3. Don’t Hit the Lights
Keep the lights on and it can increase learning, as well as ward off finals week depression.
4. Don’t Over Caffeinate
This could increase the amount of stress on your body, and you already have too much of that during finals!
5. Take a Break!
If you give yourself a five minute break after 25-30 minutes of studying, you’ll work more and have something to look forward to!
6. Write It by Hand
This will boost your learning. Try rewriting notes, drawing flash cards, and scribbling out solutions to grasp the material.
7. Connect Your Emotions
If you can relate an emotion to what your studying, then you are more likely to remember it.
Try out these hacks to ace your finals and come out stress free!