Editorial: A Survival Guide to Finals Week

December 1, 2015

  1. Nap
  2. Nap some more.
  3. Eat
  4. Drive to the airport (and maybe get a drop off, parking is tough.)
  5. Buy a ticket. (We suggest nothing international, because you know…college.)
  6. Where ya wanna go?! (Maybe Florida? The 75-degree weather is impeccable.)
  7. Go there.
  8. Find a hobby wherever you just ended up (and one you can make money off of. Because let’s be honest, job markets are tough now a days).
  9. Don’t come back until Dec. 19
  10. Have fun! See you after winter break on Jan. 13!

But in all seriousness and honesty, here are the real top ten tips we have for surviving these last three weeks of school before winter break.

  1. Get enough sleep.
  2. When needed, nap or do whatever sets your mind at ease. Breaks are very valuable to your health and well being, so take advantage of your free time!
  3. Eat…healthy.
  4. Workouts, go for a walk, or meditate. (If you’re feeling adventurous, go outside for 30 seconds).
  5. Drink…water. (8 cups of day experts say.)
  6. Drink more…water. (Just in case you didn’t listen to the previous step.)
  7. Take time for you to relax and breathe.
  8. Organize your planner, your study guides, your homework, and your life. Know what you need to do and when you need to do it.
  9. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. This applies to all areas of your life.
  10. Show those final tests and papers whose boss and leave campus like Judd Nelson in the Breakfast Club.