[caption id="" align="alignnone" width="387"] apa.org[/caption] The end of the semester can be a stressful time for students. Some students start to panic because they do not know whether to study, finish final papers or prepare for the summer first. Although this time of year is difficult for students, there are ways to avoid panicking so things go smoothly without the pressure that comes with procrastination. Students have tried different methods to avoid stressing out before the end of the semester and one of them is studying with other students. Through this, studying can be less stressful as you can help one another. If you don’t have time to study in groups for finals then there are other ways to help cope with stress. Melissa Martini, a junior double major in English and creative writing with a minor in women and gender studies, said there are various ways to tackle the stress that comes with the end of the semester. Martini said students can make a list of all the assignments and papers to figure out what the best time to complete them. “I just think having a visual of when I have to do everything makes it easier to plan ahead and have a better grasp on what I have coming to me,” Martini added. Also, she added that students should have enough sleep before an exam. “I feel like one hour of studying and eight hours of sleep is more beneficial than eight hours of studying and one hour of sleep because your brain can’t function properly if it’s sleep deprived,” she explained. Kevin Oliva, a freshman economics major, said that being physically active and working out with weights at the gym can really affect the stress levels during this time of the semester. “I think in order to have a healthy state of mind especially during finals it is important to maintain one’s physical health,” Oliva said. In addition to working out frequently, he said that having the right healthy diet helps avoid having higher stress levels. These tips can help students avoid the overall stress with finals and paper deadlines as the academic year wraps up. Whether it is forming a study group, taking care of yourself through sleep and exercise or managing time through writing out a list of assignments due, students can find multiple ways to cope with their stress. Biljana Simakoska can be reached at email@example.com.
How to avoid panic attacks at the end of the semester