You will hear this a million times and maybe one day you might actually do it: study a few weeks in advance for finals.
I definitely made a mistake this semester by not doing that. I allowed myself to get overwhelmed by the homework and projects I had due over thanksgiving break and wasn’t entirely thinking ahead towards finals.
And now I’m suffering.
And just a little bit and that’s mostly due to my finals schedule.
I have four finals this semester: two on Monday morning, one Tuesday, and one Friday.
The two on Monday are back to back at 7:30 am and then at 10am.
In terms of studying strategy, I try to dedicate a day or a good bundle of hours towards one subject, taking a few breaks throughout. If possible—and as one of the last ditch strategies—I try to space out some studying throughout the last week of class and start making study guides for myself. These guides tend to be rewriting some of my notes and paying special attention to some of the key aspects of the information.
Overall, I think there are multiple ways to beat finals and you’ll derive your own method to conquering yours. Just try not to stress too much: continue to try to get a full night’s sleep, eat well, and exercise when you can.