Final Exam Week is Nearing!
Honestly, I felt like the semester passed within the blink of an eye. Maybe a slightly longer blink, but it went by faster than I expected. Now, I am approaching my finals week and am surprised to find that I'm not nervous. Well, not much anyway. I'm in my second semester at Kent State University, and I'm still not used to the anticipation that comes with the announcement of finals. I feel like I have learned a lot this semester, and I've enjoyed it more than I thought I would. I'll have to say that General Psychology was perhaps the most exciting and demanding course. And despite the enjoyment I had with the class, I'm not surprised to see a loaded study guide awaiting me. But I'm thankful that I realized that there isn't time to waste on being anxious while there is still lots of studying to complete.
Even though I say that I have yet to start studying for my finals. Instead, I've spent the better part of my spring break completing any remaining assignments, so I'd have sufficient time to review. Although, if there is one thing I've realized, it's that work has a habit of sometimes springing up out of nowhere. Although I'm not ready to begin studying uninterrupted, I do have a game plan ready. Firstly, I'd approach this task with an open mind. I know that if I am exasperated from the start I'll struggle to review anything as I prepare for exams. I'll probably waste most of the time being annoyed.
And that's not to say that this hasn't happened before because it does occur. It's only normal to be tired or annoyed with the workload. I think that I find it easier to focus on one task when I'm not too worried about all the other work I have left. But it is hard to do when all the assignments you have remaining are lingering in the back of your mind, impairing the studying process. To prevent this, I'll usually set aside certain times to study for a specific course. I'll dedicate a decent amount of time to doing that, and then move onto the next task. Honestly, I do get distracted by other things on my laptop when I try to study. I'll want to start texting a friend or search for a new book to read. My way of preventing this is just blatant determination and motivation to study.
My opinion on studying isn't a very positive one. I'm sure some people enjoy studying or those who just see it as a task to complete. I see it as essential. It's the way I'll be able to take my exams and not worry too much about receiving a bad grade. It'll be my ticket to passing with flying colors. I fully intend to finish off this semester strong.