exams are just around the corner, and cramming is the most common response
among most college students. We tend to choose ten extra minutes of studying
and put off the much-needed sleep our bodies ache for. However, getting enough
sleep is just as important as studying.
Siewert, a licensed clinical psychologist at the counseling center on campus,
remembers maintaining boundaries as an undergraduate.
personally refused to do anything school-related after about nine o’ clock on a
weekday, and I refused to do anything school-related in the afternoon on a
Sunday,” Siewert said.
helped Siewert make sure he was taking good care of himself and getting a good
night’s sleep. This also put a nice block of time around the Packer game for
him. He accomplished this by making sure he stuck to his boundaries and making
time for the things he was passionate about.
were a few things I didn’t want to negotiate, and making sure I was not doing
school-related things over that time was very important to me,” Siewert said.
mentions that not getting enough sleep not only affects your body negatively
but your studying as well. He questions how effective can studying truly can be
when you’re forcing yourself to stay up.
says that sleep is something everybody should set aside time for, but it is
also essential to be mindful of the things that are important to you and to set
aside time for those things, too.
important to study, but you can always study for one more minute, ten more
minutes, twenty minutes. But I also think it’s necessary to make sure the
things that are personally important to you don’t fall to the wayside just
because we get to a hectic part of the semester,” Siewert said.
healthy study habits are extremely important to a college student’s lifestyle,
everyone is different and will develop their own system to determine what
success truly means to them.
with getting enough rest, here are a few additional studying tips for finals:
• Try to study two hours for
• Read and take book notes in
addition to class notes
• Find extra resources that
encourage you to read and learn more about the subject
• Engage in dialogue about the
subject with others to make sure you grasp concepts and can explain them to
some good study habits, exams might not be as nerve-wracking as you may think.
Whatever you do, remember getting enough sleep is just as important as