Wednesday, May 12, 2021

How To Survive College Finals

 My son Tommy recently finished his finals for college. He...was a bit stressed.


He was mostly worried about his math final since we are not math people. 


I have some tips on how to survive finals since we just went through them here. (Literally, they were all virtual and no, you couldn't cheat, because someone was watching from a camera.)



1. Try not to panic. Study and do the best you can. This is what I reminded my son. Remember what you've learned during the semester. If you're confused with a question, go back to it later. 




2. Remind yourself of good things when finals are over. For example, I would remind Tommy of our Disney World trip in July. Focus on the good. Finish this final, go to Target. Finish this final, buy fries from Mcdonalds as an award. 


3. Try not to wait for the last minute to complete finals. Some classes have a paper for finals. In one of Tommy's video classes, it was a commercial. Luckily he did not wait until the last minute. But if he had a paper to write, he probably would have. Granted, sometimes good work comes out of procrastination but at the same time, sometimes nonsense comes from it when you turn in something that will make the professor scratch their head. 


4. If you're worried about the final, talk to your professor. There might be extra tutoring you can attend before you take the final.


5. Look, if all else fails, stuff your face with junk food. It's not the healthiest, but sometimes stuffing your face with carbs helps. Or if you prefer healthier stuff, get some kale. But I promise, it's not as fun.






Tommy is happy to be finished with his finals. He got As on all of them and is waiting for his math final. He took that one Monday, and he's hoping he passed. Good luck to everyone taking their finals!



18 comments:

  1. Congrats to him!!! I was always so relieved when finals were over.

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  2. He is amazing and that is a great accomplishment, go on to the next grade. My daughter just finished Sophomore year and we are very proud.

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  3. Finals sure are a stressful time. My boys are kind of stress on their finals this week.

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  4. Ooo, I am all about the junk food. That stress is unbelievable. I bet he did well, though.

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  5. He doesn't looked stress at all, haha, I had always loved the good vibes on his face.

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  6. I remembered myself during my college days. Finals is so stressful but I agree that food makes you feel good.

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  7. Oh good to luck to him. So glad those days are over for myself. haha. And I can barely help my middle school childs math so I would be useless for college level...

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  8. Oh boy this post has my heart racing just remembering the days of cramming for files, gosh, 20 years ago LOL!! Great tips though! And good for him, hope he can relax for a bit now!

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  9. These are such great tips not just for finals at college but also high school as well. My boys just finished their finals for middle and high school this week. We plan to do nothing but relax and celebrate this weekend. School is tough work for both kids and parents.

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  10. I can only imagine some of the stress students may feel this time of the year. You've got some wonderful tips here. Love the idea of stuffing your face with junk food. haha.

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  11. I'm sure it was a big stress relief to be finished..... until next year.

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  12. Oh my goodness I remember those days of colleges finals, I think we can all relate to that kind of pressure. Good luck and just remember to do you best and breath!

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  13. We are not math people too. So I understand his worries!

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  14. Congrats to Tommy! I love the the McDonald's fries as a reward as well. haha!

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  15. Congrats! It is good to have some strategies for staying on top of finals.

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  16. Congrats on finishing finals! College exams are SOO stressful, I feel like ages later I can still feel the knots and stomach aches.

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