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Adina Glickman
Your body, unfortunately, doesn’t know the difference between the experience of meeting a mountain lion on a hike and taking exam. To your central nervous system, both the lion and the exam perceive that your life is in danger. So up goes the heart...Read more
Alex Ayers
Welcome to dead week—the last big sprint before final exams. To get you ready, we’d like to give our finals countdown of the top 10 things we recommend doing before next week arrives: Make a plan: Determine how you are going to spend your time...Read more
Alex Ayers
You’re sitting at your desk waiting for the instructor to hand back the exam you took last week. The instructor makes their way around the room, until finally, they approach your desk, and set the exam down face-down in front of you. Carefully, you...Read more
Adina Glickman
‘Twas the night before finals and all through the dorm, Not a creature was studying, which was so not the norm. The pencils were sharpened, the notes were on-screen. The coffee was plentiful, rich with caffeine. Some students were nestled all snug...Read more
Adina Glickman
It detracts from the now. Which of these common experiences is your stuff of nightmares? As soon as the professor said “now begin” I forget everything I’ve ever learned. I just stare at the page until my eyes burn and tears stream down my face. It’s...Read more
Alana Garcia
Tests are usually thought of as big, scary, anxiety-inducing evaluations that loom over you. The truth is, testing is one of the best ways to learn information. So how do you use that to your advantage? The answer is to test yourself early, and...Read more
Adina Glickman
It's like P90x - for your noggin. Sunday night… There you are, in the wee hours of the night, looking over your notes, occasionally checking facebook: “studying,” as they call it. Just like you should. As you flip through the pages you think to...Read more
Alana Garcia
It's that time of year again. Tests, papers, and projects are the only thing in the way of your week long break. Here are some tips to get the most out of the next few days so you can end the quarter on a high note. Create a plan Decide how much...Read more
Alana Garcia
If taking exams makes you nervous you’re not alone. The good news is that there are plenty of techniques to Keep Calm and Test On! Before the Test · Practice tests are ways to scrimmage before the big game. The timing, resources, and atmosphere...Read more
Alana Garcia
Four-Six Days before: - Analyze mistakes from previous exams. - Organize your notes by topic. Do problems within each topic to determine where your weak spots are. - For social science or humanities courses, discuss the concepts and ideas with peers...Read more

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