7 Tips to Get Through Finals

Get Organized

If you haven't been organized up until this moment, it's time to get your sh*t together.  This is finals month and it's no joke.  Get your planner out and write down all tests, exams, and anything else that is plaguing you during finals week.  It's a great excuse to use up all those pretty notebooks and pens you've been hoarding.

*Warning* If you happen to work better in an organized mess, then hey, no one's judging you here, just make sure you have some sort of process.
You can start with what classes are due first.  But, you can also go by getting all of the hard stuff out of the way first, or if it helps, the easy stuff first.  Just don't save all of the hard stuff for the last minute.

*Warning* If you're like me, you might try to prioritize and then just end up procrastinating until the point where you may need to pull an allnighter and you're asking yourself, why, why?  Thankfully, this was more of my process during undergrad.

Do All of your Studying/Paper Writing at Work

Have a boring desk job?  Get paid to work on school work because you're actually doing it at work.  Luckily I have a very education oriented job and they encourage that I do this.  What?

*Warning* If you have a job keeping an eye on children or working heavy machinery, this could clearly be a bad idea. 


Nobody's got time to pace themselves and study little by little.  Cram as much studying in as you can before your test.  Visual learners unite!  Who cares if you don't remember anything about your anatomy final afterwards.

*Warning* Though cramming can be effective, chances are you'll literally remember nothing about the exam a few days or even hours later. 

Eat Piles of Chocolate

Finals are stressful.  Eating piles of chocolate in any form will help relieve your stress during this traumatic time. 

*Warning* No, don't really eat piles of chocolate, the consequences should be obvious.

Cross your Fingers

You've just submitted your last final and it's time to cross your fingers and hope that your professor realized how friggin brilliant your paper on medical marijuanna was. It's pure gold, obviously.  All of this hard work has been leading up until now and if you are at the tailend of your degree like me, you were starting to get really disinterested in school if we are being honest here.

*Warning* Crossing your fingers isn't going to do anything.  Hope you did steps 1, 2, and 3. 

Wine/Beer/Hard Liquor

Not in that order.  During the waiting game of getting all your grades back for the semester, go ahead and drink yourself silly.  If you passed your exams drink some more, if you didn't, then go back to step 1.

*Warning* Don't drink so much that you are now in the fetal position worrying about how your exams went, that isn't helping anyone. 

These aren't serious suggestions, unless you are like me and this is your actually process.  I've got a 4.0 so far so I must be doing something right.  My graduation ceremony is next month and I can't wait. Good luck everyone and let me know your finals week tips in the comments.
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  1. Lucky me, I don't have exams nor am I studying for anything right now (I doubt skillshare classes count..) but I just want to say that I love that meme. Elizabeth Banks is the best.

    1. Oooh what is your skillshare class that you are taking and how do you like skillshare? I've been thinking about taking one in the future after all of this other school nonsense dies down.

  2. Congratulations on being almost done! My graduation was last week :)

    1. Thank you! I'm very excited, it's not over quite yet but it is flying by.

  3. I am so glad I don't have to deal with finals anymore but these are some great tips!

  4. Congrats on the graduation! I just got my grad courses done for the spring semester, and couldn't be happier..... wine always makes the paper writing a lot better ;)

  5. The warnings were my favorite part of this!!

  6. Oh the days of cramming and finishing assignments in the early hours of the morning... clearly I have an idealised picture of it all in my head, since I miss it!

    1. I know what you mean. I miss undergrad so much. Grad school is so different, especially since I'm not able to be so care free this time around.

  7. Congratulations on your graduation. Hope this leaves you withe more time to travel and opportunities to cross some trips off your bucket list~
    Best, Irene

  8. Ha...what great tips! So glad I no longer have to worry about this! :)

    Thanks again for joining the Link Up this week!

  9. OMG, yes! And thanks for the study break chocolates. The Zak bar was amazing!!!

    I thought this was so great that I had to feature you on this week's Do Tell Tuesday link party, and I pinned this to our features board! Feel free to grab a button and link up this week too. :) http://www.vintagezest.com/2014/06/do-tell-tuesday-26-with-features.html

    Diane @ Vintage Zest

    1. Wonderful, thanks for the feature and I'm glad you loved the chocolate!


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