How to Effectively Study for Finals

Finals are approaching


To start off, you must first organize all of your notes, random sheets of paper, doodles and scraps that have been piling up over the course of the semester. I recommend heading to Target and buying some binders, colorful section dividers, and page protectors. Be warned: DO NOT get side tracked in Target.


You have now organized your notes. This will make studying so much easier. Now that your notes are organized, your workspace must be as well. Clean your room! Clearing your space will help you clear your mind and de-stress. Plus, you’ll have everything in a little better shape for move out.


You look flustered. All of that cleaning was hard work. Go take a shower! You’ll feel refreshed and rejuvenated.


Getting late in the day? You’re hungry. Go make a snack. Have some whole-wheat toast with peanut butter and a side of berries or a granola bar. Steer clear of sugary foods because then you’ll just crash, and you don’t want to be that person with a sugar high.


Caffeine. You need caffeine. Be careful, though. Too much at once and you’ll crash. Spread your caffeine out throughout the day and studying into the night.


Ok, things are looking good. Everything is clean, you’re full, you’re fueled, it’s go time. So you won’t be tempted to check social media while you’re studying, do that now. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, YouTube, your Tinder, Google+ if you’re really desperate…do it all now. Just knock that out of the way.


Alright, we only lost an hour or three. But at least it’s done. If you’re hungry, now is a good time to go get another snack because it’s been awhile.


All settled in now. Wait…bathroom break.


Your roommates just got home! YAAAY!


Shit it’s late. Well, at least you’re all prepared to get a good start at it tomorrow and you can conquer the world like this kid.

At dawn

I really did try to include some helpful tips for studying. Best of luck to those of you who are about to take finals! Summer is upon us!



  1. May 4, 2014 / 11:08 pm

    This post made me laugh so much… All of my fav gifs in one place (esp the target lady)! Haha, thanks for that…and good luck on your finals girl!

  2. May 6, 2014 / 2:44 pm

    The most helpful ‘how to study’ post I’ve seen yet! Seriously made me laugh out loud. I’ve been guilty of a study day like this one more than a few times…oops.
    xo Olivia

    • May 6, 2014 / 2:56 pm

      Glad you could get a laugh! 🙂

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