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4 more tips for getting through the exam home stretch

4 tips to help you get through the end of the summer exam period
Published by Julia Lane

The end of the exam period is so close that you can almost taste it. But many of you still have some finals to get through. Here are 4 friendly tips to help you stay well through the rest of the exam period. 

1. Sleep!

Often, when we are stressed or have a lot on the go, sleep is the first thing we sacrifice. However, sleeping gives your brain time to absorb all that information you've been studying.
Being well-rested for an exam is another important way of being prepared for it!

2. Eat!

Eating healthy food means feeding your brain for the work it needs to do on your exam; however, you may not have time during the exam period to prepare elaborate meals. Remember that healthy eating doesn't have to be time-consuming! Instead of potato chips or ramen as your study snack, you could have some walnuts, blueberries, or even dark chocolate (all of which are considered brain foods)! 

3. Exercise! 

Many of us exercise as a way of coping with stress and feeling healthy. Yet, when we need it most, we often feel we don't have time for it. When you are mapping out your study blocks, consider adding in a few exercise blocks as well, just to keep yourself feeling balanced. 
Even if you aren't big on exercise, taking study breaks to move your body is important. It helps to get your blood flowing and to re-energize you!

4. Treat yo' self! 

Remember to be kind to yourself. If you have a particularly challenging study session or exam, do something kind for yourself afterward. 
If you need any exam time support, we still have some consultation time available at the Student Learning Commons, and our learning and studying resources are always available online. 
You can do this!