T’was the week before finals, when all across U of T
Students were cramming, for the sake of their degrees
They read all night, unable to sleep in their beds
With visions of 4.0’s dancing in their heads
IT’S HERE FOLKS. It’s what you’ve been dreading/waiting/prepping for all semester: Winter finals 2014!
It’s been a long ride. There have been tears, cramming and horrible midterms. There have been successful essays and aced tutorials. And it’s all been leading up to these next few weeks.
Ok, I’ll stop with the melodramatic hyping-up of finals.
I’ve worked hard all semester, and I know I may be very close to losing all my motivation and drive, but I’m hanging in there. I know the reward of finishing finals will be much greater than the stress of actually writing them.
What lies in the promise land after finals, you might ask?
- All my old friends will be back in the city for the holidays.
- Peppermint candy cane flavored Hershey’s Kisses.
- Actual free time to spend time with my family
- N E T F L I X
- Other various peppermint flavoured sugary things
I’m convinced that the grass is greener on the other side. I know everyone studies their best in different ways, so I’m not really in a place to start giving out study tips. But I can request that we stay positive, and keep that morale up!
This my go-to final exams survival tip that I’ve been following for a while now. It’s been 2 years and counting since my last exam-related, stress-induced, panic ridden, night-before-the-exam break down and I owe it all to being positive. Common self-pep talks phrases include:
- My grades do not define me
- I am going to ace it. I got this.
- Yeah yeah, we in dis BRUH. (my inner gangsta likes to make an appearance during pep talks)
So there you have it folks! Hopefully someone makes use of my personal exam survival to make positivity their ally in the war against finals.
Just remember: We are fabulous. We are fierce. We are in the number 1 university in Canada for a reason. We got this. So happy finals to all!
*Disclaimer: Not studying at all and then being positive usually doesn’t work. Please study <3
So what are you looking forward to after finals, U of T?