Finals. It's the one thing standing between you and freedom.
One of the most important things when studying for several exams is to use your time wisely—and I’m not just talking about asking your mom to change the family Netflix password.
Ah, finals week. In addition to being harmful to your mental state and social life, it can also wreak havoc on your skin. Collegiate breakouts are very real, especially during times of extreme stress. And finals week certainly qualifies as a time of extreme stress.
Right now you're probably thinking, "Zara, get with the program. I don't have time to apply makeup during finals week, let alone read an article about the makeup I should be wearing during finals week." But hear me out.
Fashion's role in finals week is pretty minimal, but as far as I'm concerned every little bit counts when it come to making The Week From Hell more bearable.
Pack this emergency kit now and toss it into your bag. It'll help keep you as fresh as possible through the treachery known as finals week.
Finals week is possibly the most stressful and terrible time of the year. It's seriously the only thing holding us back from summer vacation and, for many of us, it's the only thing holding us back from graduation. It's so close we can taste it, and yet it's so far away. Look, CollegeCandy feels your pain, we really do.
Is the stress of exams driving you nuts? Final exam week is by far the most ridiculous expectation of a college student. Even though it seems like professors expect us all to be superhuman, it is possible to through the week without a panic attack.
With finals season fast approaching (or maybe it's already here for you unlucky few), CollegeCandy would like to issue a public service announcement. Yes, classes are officially over. Yes, you will face a series of tests that test the knowledge you acquired in said classes. Yes, obviously, they're a big deal. But should you ignore the rules of civilized conduct and go balls-to-the-wall crazy in your efforts to secure the best grades possible? Ummm...please don't.
Girls, finals are upon us. (And here are 10 ways I know it.) We're all spending too much time in the library, a soul crushing activity when the weather outside is starting to look like it is actually spring and almost summer. Personally, all I want to do is lie outside in a bikini with an issue of Cosmo.
For the most part, every campus shows the same signs that students have entered into this week-long stretch of hell. From the clothing, to the frantic pacing back and forth, to the agitated sighs reverberating through the library, it's pretty apparent when we're in the midst of it. Now it's just counting down the minutes until the student next to you in the 'brary has a mental breakdown so they'll leave and you can use their chair as a foot rest.
According to the Daily Beast, Columbia University, my school, offers the most stressful undergraduate experience in the country. Admittedly, taking a tour of any campus library during midterms or finals is enough to set your nerves on edge. Under-eye bags are as common on campus as Longchamp bags. Many students (especially first-years) constantly complain about their work overload.
As much as it pains me to say, finals season is coming. For some, you've still got a few weeks before all hell breaks loose. For others, there are only 7 days between you and those dreaded cram-everything-you've-learned-in-the-past-three-months-into-a-100-questions tests. Needless to say, it's a stressful time of year that always sneaks up on us, no matter how many syllabi we have or how much we tell ourselves that we're going to start studying three weeks in advance.