Finals week is around the corner, and how students approach the week can make a difference. According to Time Magazine, “pulling an all-nighter is one of the worst things [a student] can do (short of accidentally sleeping through your final).”
This finals week, students should focus on allotting some time each day for studying, and avoid cramming into the late hours of the night. Tired minds don’t retain information, nor do they recall it well. It’s science! Additionally, the National Institutes of Health says the part of your brain that controls sleep also interacts closely with the immune system. Getting sleep keeps you healthy!
Besides sleeping and studying sensibly, students should try to exercise, eat healthy and limit distractions like social media. According to psychiatrist and Washington Post columnist Dr. Vanita Braver, “Nothing is more important than your health, now and at any stage of your life. Eat proper meals, stay hydrated and avoid sugar and caffeine.”
The week prior to finals week, Dec. 5-9, The Learning Center will be holding activities to help students prepare for their exams.
“I wanted to do more than just have math review sessions this year,” said The Learning Center Director Erin Anglin, “The Learning Center is more than a place to use when time is running short and you’re scrambling. It’s an amazing resource for students to get assistance any time of the year.”
To help students de-stress and feel comfortable, The Learning Center will be giving away 100 grab bags every day filled with goodies. Plus, one hot and cold beverage will be available courtesy of the ECC Culinary Arts Club. If that’s not enough to get students to stop by, Anglin has a few more incentives.
“We will be holding a prize raffle for students logging in to The Learning Center three or more times December 5 – 9,” she explained. “Students can also attend one study session and log in two or more times to win.”
The prize is a $50 Target gift card!
Other events throughout the week:
- Monday, Dec. 5 – Grab and Go Breakfast in the student center and Buescher Hall lobbies, 8-10 a.m.
- Tuesday, Dec. 6 – Grab and Go Breakfast in the student center and Buescher Hall lobbies, 8-10 a.m.
- Wednesday, Dec. 7 – Massage-On-The-Go Licensed Massage Therapists in the Learning Center, 10-2 p.m.
- Thursday, Dec. 8 – Sheba the Comfort Dog will be in the Buescher Hall Lobby, 11-1 p.m.