The end of the semester at King's can be summed up in one word--insanity. Before you shrivel up into depression, hiding underneath your snuggie, downing more Nutella then morally acceptable, and somehow completing more hours of television series than can fit into a single day, breathe in, breathe out, and follow my plan for King's finals week survival.
Do not, I repeat do not forget to take off work the day before your exams and the day of. No need to be sneaking flash cards behind your manager's back. King's also has numerous study groups to join and study guides floating around, so take advantage of that. If you have any confusion as to what is on the final, ask your professor now. Ten minutes before the exam is not a question-and-answer segment. Also, do not procrastinate. If you are like me and this is your downfall, take a moment, right now, to look yourself in the mirror, tell yourself to man up, and start working. King's is no joke. What thou does not prepare for, thou will fail.
It is important to remember not to let the stress overwhelm your ability to succeed. This is where energizing methods come in handy. Whether it be Red Bull, overly priced Starbucks, or overdosing on Vitamin Water, one must pick their vice to get them through. Trust me when I say you will get thirsty and on the verge of dissolution if you do not stay caffeinated while studying into the early hours before the break of dawn.
Train rides are perfect for getting extra studying in. Keep your notes on you at all times. You never know when that 2 train might want to stall for half an hour, so why not be prepared< As always, take time for some fun amidst studying. No need to be a hermit, especially when the weather is finally warming up. Remember you are not alone, and soon it will be summer, with no papers, projects, or reading assignments. So to all those feeling the insanity that the end of the semester brings, good luck, and. . . make sure you don't sleep through your exam.
by Sarah Buzzelli