LSU Academic Center to offer resources and tips to make it through finals

Finals week is here for LSU students. Aside from the stress of the actual test, some common frustration for students stems from long lines at the Himes Testing Center. Earlier this fall, during mid-terms some students voiced their frustrations because of a technical issue that caused the testing center to shut down. We are told the students had to wait in lines that stretched to
the Quad just to enter the building.

Administrators said they have been working to prevent incidents similar to what happened during mid-terms and by
Tuesday during final exam week, things were running much more smoothly. Here are exam tips provided by the LSU Center for Academic Success:

• Get at least 8 hours of sleep each night.

• Study with a friend to keep you alert, focused, and motivated. • Practice deep breathing to reduce stress and clear your mind.

• Quiz yourself to see which concepts you know well and which areas need work. • Schedule 3-5 Focused Study Sessions per class each week.

• Draw concept maps that help you organize complex information.

• Use the Study Cycle to review past tests and notes and to test yourself.

• Find healthy alternatives to sugary foods and highly caffeinated beverages. For example, drink tea and eat fruits and nuts.

• Add 20 minutes of exercise a day to help relieve stress and improve your memory.

• For additional information and help, visit lsu.edu/cas.

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