Tips to avoid stressing over finals week - Fox 28: South Bend, Elkhart IN News, Weather, Sports

Tips to avoid stressing over finals week

Posted:

The end of the school year is right around the corner, but before students can celebrate summer, they have to conquer finals. Some students say the stress can be overwhelming.

Director of Student Success at Saint Mary's College, Diane Fox says this doesn't have to be a stressful time for students. "Ideally the night before the exam you study the least."

She says if you start absorbing information from the first class on, then leading up to finals should just be review. "Your short term memory is only capable of holding so much information at a time."

Which is why she says cramming the night before isn't a good idea. While that may be the perfect scenario, it's probably not realistic for most students. For the procrastinators out there, Fox has some tips. "Peppermint helps to release an enzyme in your brain that helps you think clearly, same thing's true with walnuts."

So stock up on those study snacks. She also says exercise regularly and get plenty of rest. Students have their own ways of relieving stress.

"I'm going to Starbucks everyday and staying there to study for a couple hours," says freshman Molly Frantz.

Another remedy? Rabbits! Senior Mara Scott brings her collection of pets to share with fellow students during finals week every year. "It is scientifically proven that rabbits or any fury animal, if you pet them that it relieves your stress."

Some students like Jacqueline Rivera say the rabbits work. "I'm a bit stressed out, but to relieve my stress bunnies help and hanging out with my friends on study breaks, talking to them, going out to eat for food on midnight runs to McDonalds."

No matter the remedy, Fox says don't let stress get the best of you. "The more stressed you are, the harder it is to get what you have learned out of your long term memory, it's like a big block or a linebacker standing in your way."

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • SLIDESHOW: Back To School

    SLIDESHOW: Back To School

    It is time to head back to school for many area students. Many parents take pictures of their children on their first day and we asked our viewers to send them in. Our viewers did not disappoint. Here are the photos you have been sending in. You can send yours in to iFox28@fox28.comMore >>
    It is time to head back to school for many area students. Many parents take pictures of their children on their first day and we asked our viewers to send them in. Our viewers did not disappoint. Here are the photos you have been sending in. You can send yours in to iFox28@fox28.comMore >>
  • Storms cause scattered Indiana road flooding

    Storms cause scattered Indiana road flooding

    Thunderstorms dropping heavy rain in northern and central Indiana have snarled travel in some places with road flooding.More >>
    Thunderstorms dropping heavy rain in northern and central Indiana have snarled travel in some places with road flooding.More >>
  • Officials: 8,700 gallons of diesel fuel oil released into environment from Cook Nuclear Plant

    Officials: 8,700 gallons of diesel fuel oil released into environment from Cook Nuclear Plant

    D.C. Cook Nuclear Power Plant officials suspect 8,700 gallons of diesel fuel oil was released into the environment early Tuesday morning. In a notification to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, D.C. Cook reported a buried fuel oil storage tank for an Emergency Diesel Generator had 8,700 less gallons than it was measured at less than 24 hours prior. The suspected release was noticed shortly after 2:00am Friday morning.More >>
    D.C. Cook Nuclear Power Plant officials suspect 8,700 gallons of diesel fuel oil was released into the environment early Tuesday morning. In a notification to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, D.C. Cook reported a buried fuel oil storage tank for an Emergency Diesel Generator had 8,700 less gallons than it was measured at less than 24 hours prior. The suspected release was noticed shortly after 2:00am Friday morning.More >>
Powered by WorldNow

Fox 28

WSJV-TV FOX 28
58096 County Road 7, South
Elkhart, IN 46517

Switchboard: 574.679.9758
News Phone: 574.679.4545
Station Fax: 574.294.1267
Email: fox28news@fox28.com

All content ©Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WSJV. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Administrative Assistant Heather Stewart at (574) 343-5310. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.