Finals are Here!

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It’s that time of year where all of your hard work and effort throughout the semester are put to the test! This year, Study Day is Wednesday, December 7th with final exams beginning on December 8th.

Some study tips include:

  • Time Management: Don’t try to cram all of the information in at once. Space it out!
  • Focus: It can be hard to study when there are several distractions. Do your best to avoid them! If social media distracts you, put the phone out of sight. If noise is distracting, move your study spot to a quiet place.
  • Get Sleep: Pulling an all-nighter may sound great for reading through your classwork, but a lack of sleep does not allow your brain to retain information as efficiently. Lack of sleep also decreases your alertness and cognitive abilities. Even a short nap or two during the day can be beneficial.
  • Take Breaks: Taking breaks allows for your brain to process the information you just learned. Studying for a long period of time results in your brain only being able to process what you learned in the beginning and end of your study time.

Also note that the Livingston Lord Library hours change during finals:

Wed., December 7th 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Thurs., December 8th 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Fri., December 9th 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sat., December 10th Closed
Sun. December 11th 1:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Mon., December 12th 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m
Tue., December 13th 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 a.m
Wed., December 14th 8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

If you are unaware of your finals schedule, take a look here to find your class time and find your test day:

Regular Class Time Exam Date Exam Time
9:00 am T H Thursday-December 8 9:00 am
11:00 am MWF Thursday-December 8 11:30 am
12:00 pm MWF Thursday-December 8 2:00 pm
8:00 am MWF Friday-December 9 9:00 am
1:30 pm TH Friday-December 9 11:30 am
2:00 pm MWF Friday-December 9 2:00 pm
9:00 am MWF Monday-December 12 9:00 am
10:30 am TH Monday-December 12 11:30 am
12:00 pm T H Monday-December 12 2:00 pm
7:30 am T H Tuesday-December 13 9:00 am
1:30 pm MWF Tuesday-December 13 11:30 am
3:00 pm MWF Tuesday-December 13 2:00 pm
10:00 am MWF Wednesday-December 14 9:00 am
1:00 pm MWF Wednesday-December 14 11:30 am
3:00 pm TH Wednesday-December 14 2:00 pm

Classes meeting at 4:30 pm or later will give final exams during finals week at the regularly scheduled day and class time.

The Comstock Memorial Union is putting on the event Movie Night-In the Afternoon on Study Day at 3pm and 6pm in Langseth Auditorium (Room 104). Practice the Take a Break study tip from above and enjoy a movie with free popcorn!

Good Luck and study hard!

 

Sources: http://studyhut.com/tag/manhattan-beach/

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