Finals week is right around the corner and students are freaking out.It’s the most stressful week for any student. But don’t worry we got you, here are a few tips to help you pass finals week with ease.

Student frustrated after studying for hours and not understanding the material.
Student frustrated after studying for 9 hours for his final exam, Photo by Karina Garcia.

Start early.

If you start early you have more time to go over the material. This mean you wont have to cram everything you learn into one night, which will give you a better performance on the test.

Prioritize your study time.

Some exams will be more difficult than others, some you may find easier to study for. Some may be worth more of your grade than others. Make sure to evaluate all of your exams to consider and determine all of the involved factors so you can study accordingly.


Meet with your professor or LA.

Often times, meeting with an instructor, whether it’s a professor or a TA, can give you helpful hints for what to study and ways to prepare for the exam. ASI offers tutoring  so you can walk in for group tutoring at any time that the group sessions are available or you can sign up for the one-to-one sessions here and follow the steps.

Quiz yourself.

If you think about and create actual exam questions, you will likely become more familiar with what you need to study.Wr potential exam questions and quiz yourself so that you can set expectations of what you need to focus on.


Keep your stress levels low. It’s good that you worry about your finals, but don’t let stress and anxiety take over you. Complete all your work and try and finish it all up early.

Take a break.

You won’t be able to memorize or comprehend all the material at once. So walk around FIU and go get yourself a cafesito to regain your strength.

Make it fun.

Studying alone gets boring so why not make if fun. For example, if you are reading a test book leave candies at the end of each paragraph as a reward or every time you finish a question take a break from studying and dance!

I hope these tips help you over come finals week. Be safe out there student and may the odds be ever in your favor.


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