How to prepare and get through the first stressful week of the year:
Don’t cram. Studying an hour before the exam won’t help you. If you don’t know it now, you won’t know it for the test.
Get help as needed. Professors, TAs, and other upperclassmen will not think less of you, will not think you’re stupid, and will not look down upon you. I promise.
Eat. If you’re a chronic meal-skipper, set reminders to make time for meals. You can’t retain information without feeding your brain.
Get your sleep in. It’s tempting to replace sleep with homework or study time, but your brain will not function in the same way, nor will it help you at all if you’re falling asleep at your desk pushing forward.
Take breaks. Don’t study for eight hours straight locked up in the library. Study in one-hour intervals with breaks in between to recuperate your mind.
Just breathe. It’s okay if you don’t do well. It’s okay if you fail one or two. It’s only a few tests. They don’t determine your life.
Good luck, and relax! I believe in you.
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