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Sunday, December 15, 2013

Bundle Up and Buckle Down

It's that time of year again, filled with chilly weather, flashcards, presentation boards, and packing to go home. Yes everyone, I'm talking about finals week of Fall Semester. While I have been keeping up on my projects and studying, I have also been trying to organize all of the final details for my study abroad program (35 days left!).img006.jpg Needless to say I have been surviving on coffee and the thought that my new art supplies will be delivered in a week. But what are some of the best ways to make it through finals week? First off, as tempting as it may be to pull an all nighter before an exam, you will only perform at your best on a full night's sleep. Many experts recommend between 6 and 7 hours. Second, think about what is needed to be accomplished for each exam/project and set small reasonable goals to break up the work. Third, allow yourself one minute at the start of your exam to look it over and panic a little. It will help you to realize during the exam you know more of what is on it than you initially thought. Finally, make sure to leave time to take breaks from studying. Give yourself an activity and a time limit to keep yourself on schedule. For more tips on how to survive finals week click here.

Image: Color Rendered Plan View for LA 2301 Final Project

Good Luck Studying Everyone!
Theresa
Landscape Design & Planning