Make sure you stay focused. It is easy to lose track of your responsibilities because it is so close to the end of the semester but this is the most important part of the year. Finals and end of the semester projects are coming up. It’s time to push through and get the best grade you can in your classes.
Use the rest of your meal plan, especially for those who live off campus. We are paying for a meal plan that a lot of the time just goes to waste. Try to eat on campus as much as you can to get the most out of your money.
Make the most of your last few weeks. Just because you are worried about getting good grades doesn’t mean you should lock yourself up in your room. Make sure you keep in touch with friends. Everyone needs a break from studying for finals every now and then, so getting together with friends is a good way to do that.
Start packing things up early. You do not realize how much stuff you accumulate over the semester. It makes moving out a lot smoother if you start packing stuff up now, especially if you live on campus.
Catch up on all your work. All of us push things that were assigned to us in the beginning of the semester to the last few weeks but now is the time to get all of those silly projects out of the way.
Give up: It’s easy to slack off and put work off at the end of the semester, but it’s during that time you should be buckling down and getting work done. The last of your grades are being put in and with finals coming up, it’s necessary that you finish strong.
Skip Class: It is so easy to just want to lay in bed and not go to class because it’s not “important,” but in reality, it really is. Toward the end of the semester teachers give out a lot of tips and extra credit opportunities, and you do not want to miss the class when those are presented to you.
Procrastinate: It always seems that there are so many things due at one time when it comes to the end of the semester. For some reason that makes people want to procrastinate even more. Do not fall into that trap. Keep up the same study skills you had all year.
Forget all the fun you had: The end of the semester also calls for looking back on everything fun you have done over the past couple months. Remember all the nights you spent with your friends and all the things you got to experience.
Stress out: This is the hardest one not to do. It feels like a million things are being thrown at you at once and it seems like you cannot handle it all, but you can. Take everything one step at a time.
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