Wow, I can't believe how fast my first semester at Cal went by! It's hard to believe that I have officially taken my first steps towards my intended major!
But it's not time to celebrate yet. Dead Week is upon us Cal students, and finals are looming ahead, quickly approaching. (Dead Week, more formerly known as Reading, Review, and Recitation Week, is the week before finals in which students have a break from classes to study).
So how am I, an inexperienced first year, going to handle the supposed stress that comes with the next two weeks???
Easy. For me, the key to doing well on exams is to allow time for relaxation. If I take time off from my studying every now and then, I give my brain a chance to take in all the information and meditate on it. When I relax, I also think positive thoughts, telling myself that I can do well on the exam, and going into a final exam with that state of mind, I do tend to do well! Also, a friend of mine once told me "You have learned too much to not do a decent job." Which is true--there is so much that I have learned, that if I spend some time reviewing the concepts taught and refresh my memory, I will probably do a good job on the exam. =)
Reading, Review, Recitation, and Relax Week, here I come!