As finals are approaching, everyone can feel the tension in the school growing. Students are stressed, teachers are stressed, and the administration is trying to keep the holiday jitters under control.
Most students spend so much time worrying about their grades and finals that they psych themselves out when the test day comes. If you’re lucky, you have good teachers that understand how stressful finals week is and try to reassure students that they’ll be okay. Unfortunately, not all students have such luck.
During the most stressful week of the year, it’s important to remember to relax. A good tip for students who are overly stressed is to start studying early and take lots of breaks. Starting early is helpful because you won’t be rushing, and you’ll have plenty of time to take a break when you get overwhelmed. Drinking tea is helpful as well. Personally, I like to drink tea while I study. It helps me stay calm and relaxed. For students who aren’t good at test taking, it’s always important to remember the tips that students learn every year in advisory. They may be corny, but they do help.
Most importantly, students need to remember that one poor grade on a final won’t ruin their whole high school career. Also, the content on the test is already in your brain. Like Mr. Sanchez always says, “Brains before luck!”