Monday, Nov 25, 2013 @ 12:46 pm
Finals week is quickly approaching. As I am sure your students are already preparing for their finals, here is a post from a peer advisor with some finals tips from Pratt students.
1. Be on top of your work. The worst is when something is not due and you put it off. Give yourselves time to complete those term papers, response journals, essays, etc.
2. Study in advance. Certain study habits (like cramming one subject into four hours) are actually detrimental to learning the course material. Here are some tips from Huffington Post: 9 Awesome Study Tips. Flash Cards work really well for Art History, but start making them now, they take a while to make. (P.S. If you print the study guide out, you will use the Internet less, and might be more effective. Also, study alone before studying in groups; this will help you digest course material before discussing it).
3. Eat. Really eat well. Carrots, peas, broccoli, try to get some protein in you. No, holiday cookies are not breakfast and do not provide your body enough energy to really function.
4. Know when to take a break. Personally, I like to watch television while I assemble the aforementioned notecards. Finding the tasks that don’t need that much brainpower could be a good place to take mental breaks, but still help you get ready for finals.
5. Log off the Internet. There are apps that will inhibit you from going on Netflix, Tumblr, Wikipedia, Facebook, and more. Trust me sometimes the Internet not your friend.
6. Sleep! Try to not pull all-nighters. The better rested you are the more productive you’ll be.
7. Plan a fun outing with your friends after finals but before break. In all likelihood your friends will not be leaving right after their last exam. If you all have a free night after the work is done, go out. You’ve earned it. P.S. Free Skating at Bryant Park (meaning that there is no admission charge, but rentals are $15, still I think it is the cheapest in Manhattan) started this month and ‘wichcraft makes a mean hot chocolate.
All the best,
Jessica Kwasniak– Pratt Peer Advisor
The post is taken from the Peer Advisors’ academic resource guide. Click here to view the guide: http://relevantartdegree.wordpress.com/
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