With college finals upon us there are a few great tips that all college students can benefit from. In addition to the students themselves, parents can benefit by learning these tips and helping their student to relax during finals time.
One amazing product that I have found and continued to share with all of my friends who have college aged children is the Co-Ed Supply Box. These boxes are full of great things for any college student to enjoy while staying healthy and being on the right track to ace their finals. However, the best thing about these boxes is that you can send them to your student at any time regardless of whether or not they are studying for finals.
Tip # 1 – Study in Small Time Blocks
Too many students try to cram for finals instead of studying for 20-40 minute sessions which have been proven to work best. Take breaks and read a magazine like The End Bulletin that came in the April Supply box. This can help your mind refocus better when you are studying.
Tip # 2 – Stay in One Study Spot
Just by studying in the same spot every time you will have better luck with being able to stay focused on your studying.
Tip # 3 – Know When to Study in a Group and When to Study Alone
Sometimes a group can help motivate you but other times you need to be alone. Do not be afraid to hang a door hanger on your door requesting peace and quiet from those around you.
Tip # 4 – Do Daily Cardio
Doing 20 minutes of cardiovascular exercise can help you focus and do better on tests.
Tip # 5 – Meet with Your Professors
The problem that most students make is trying to meet with their professors at the last minute with questions. Instead they should go a few weeks before.
Tip # 6 – Start with What You Know
Adding in more difficult concepts or information to what you already know makes studying easier.
Tip # 7 – Connect Boring Facts with Something Fun
Connecting your boring facts that you must learn with fun things that you enjoy helps you. One great thing that was included in my co-ed supply box that I would have used was the Hang It. I know that using a necklace hanger to study might sound odd but it would really offer me the pick me up that I needed to be able to match necklaces with thoughts and ideas. I’m a jewelry girl so this would be a natural transition.
Tip # 8 – Study Differently for Different Subjects
Each subject should be studied for in a different way which will make them easier.
Tip # 9 – Remember Every Minute Counts
When finals roll around it is likely that you will be studying all of the time and you might even be tempted to let some things slide. One thing that you should remember is that you need to still care for yourself and the easy to use Blum Facial Cleansing Cloths make cleaning your face a snap.
Tip # 10 – Eat Healthy
It can be tempting to turn to junk food when you are trying to study and you do not want to take the time to cook. Choosing healthy snack alternatives like the Snapea Crisps, The Daily Crave Veggie Sticks, The Daily Crave Veggie Chips, Olomomo Almonds, and the Lesser Evil Super 4 will help you feel healthy and have a mind that is ready to absorb information.
Tip # 11 – Contain Your Anxieties
Many students find themselves panicking at the mere suggestion of finals. Take a deep breath, learn to relax and focus on what is most important. Remind yourself that this is something that you can do and do well at.
Tip # 12 – Try Chocolate
It has been proven that cocoa can increase your moods and make you feel better. The April Co-Ed Supply Box contained a few varieties of David Rio Chai Tea which would all help to elevate and improve your moods.
Tip # 13 – Listen to the Right Music
Listening to the right music can really help you to be able to ace those finals with ease.
The best thing that a parent can do is help their student have the right environment around them. Sending them a Co-Ed Supply Box during finals or any other time throughout the year can really help lift their spirits and keep them focused on working hard.
Written by Amanda Walton for Jenn’s Blah Blah Blog.