With exams and the holidays coming up, Purdue students are certainly getting busy! Even with the promise of break coming up, there is still a lot to be done. Every year, many of the dorms put out food coffee, and tea during the week leading up to exams. Spots on campus that are usually reserved for other activities settle down and become study areas. Purdue Dining & Catering decided to try and help out this year!
Next week, Dec. 5-8 (Monday through Thursday), The Gathering Place will be open from 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm (that’s three extra hours!) and they’ll be hosting fun, relaxing activities to make sure that your body and mind are being taken care of! Here is the list of events:
Monday: Gingerbread House Decorating
Tuesday: Cookie Decorating
Wednesday: Snowflake Cutting
Thursday: Snow Globe Making
In addition to the extended hours, The Gathering Place is putting out a breakfast for dinner spread all week to keep up student energy!
We wanted to give you guys a little boost too, so here are a few study tips!
- Get good sleep! Even if you want to stay up late to study, there comes a point when sleep deprivation causes you to stop absorbing information, and getting a little shut eye will help you get back into the books and focus better during your exam.
- Eat regular meals during study times. It is tempting to snack throughout the day so you can stay camped out in one location, but regular meals are important for your health, mental and physical.
- When you wake up for an exam, don’t just throw on sweatpants and a t-shirt. Instead of rolling out of bed and feeling rushed to get to your exam, wearing something nice and waking up a little early can help you feel more prepared and confident.
- Organize a group study session. It doesn’t have to be with people in the same class, but it should be with people who won’t distract you too much from your work.
- Study for the style of the exam. If it is multiple choice, make sure you know definitions and terms well enough to put them together. If it has a big essay, write your thoughts down and make sure you have good examples that demonstrate your understanding of the topic, and make a quick outline you can memorize and write down on the exam before you start writing.
We hope you all have a good, productive week studying for finals, and get a lot done. We’ll be studying our hearts out too, so if you have a good study tip that we didn’t list here, share it down below!
Thanks for reading and good luck!
Sarah & Amanda