3 Tips to Surviving and Thriving During Finals Week

Posted by on June 12, 2013

Bummer. It is finals week at the Shakopee campus of Minnesota School of Business. With the four-week break just days away, it can be understandably difficult to focus on the tests, projects and presentations that are taking place this week.

Minnesota School of Business finals weekIn addition to scheduling out time to actually do the studying, writing or preparing, the below three tips will help you be successful in the process of preparing this week.

  1. Use your resources – Minnesota School of Business-Shakopee has a variety of resources available for all students throughout the quarter. First and foremost, utilize your instructors! They want to see you succeed and are willing to help you do so.

    The Resource Center is also a great way to receive guidance when it comes to studying or completing assignments. Tutors are available by appointment during finals week to help with accounting, math, veterinary technology, and writing. The Resource Center is staffed by students who are able to assist with class material review, proofreading, practice problems and more.
    Minnesota School of Business finals week

  2. Find a study buddy or group – Two, three or four minds are better than one. Working with a study buddy or a study group of individuals in the same classes as you not only allows you to ask questions about material you are unsure of, but it also it also gives you an audience. Reiterating what you want to remember is a critical part of memorizing and being able to recall information for a test or presentation.
  3. Take a break – Late nights combined with early mornings don’t mix when it comes to studying. In order to retain information or properly communicate what you have learned, mental relaxation is essential. If you have been studying all afternoon, take a break to walk around outside or get a snack. Your brain needs time to unwind in order to process and allow the information you have learned to set in.

Hang in there, study hard and ask for help if you need it. We wish you all a successful finals week!


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