Survival Guide to Finals Week

FC2S Staff | December 5th, 2014

No matter your major, class load, or level of comfort within your class – come test day, there’s always some degree of stress. Here are some tips on how to manage that stress by better preparing yourself for test day and FINALS WEEK.

Day 1 of 5: Time Management

Time Management

Finals Week is a challenging time during college; every day you have to know a semester’s worth of material. It’s certainly no easy feat, but here’s a survival guide to endure the last lap before winter break. You can do it! #survivefinals

Day 1 of 5: Time Management

Day 2 of 5: Assess the Test

Assess Test

Assess your finals like you’re going to dinner. Is it with friends, family or a date? Is the exam multiple choice, essay or a combination? The type of dinner helps you plan your outfit, just like the type of test helps you know what content to study.

Day 2 of 5: Assess the Test

Day 3 of 5: The Art of Studying


There are many ways to study, but you have to find what works best for you. Haven’t found your method yet? Check out these tips in part 3 of the survival guide below!

Day 3 of 5: The Art of Studying

Day 4 of 5: Self-care


When you think of finals, what comes to mind? Late night study sessions, group meetings and drafting outline after outline. And, of course, stress. Beat the stress of finals with #selfcare.

Day 4 of 5: Self Care

Day 5 of 5: Finish Strong


You’re in the last stretch, so finish strong! Be sure to eat well, take a few study breaks, and most important, think positive thoughts. Good luck!

Day 5 of 5: Finish Strong

 Download the COMPLETE survival guide here.

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