This forum topic is for students to self-organize study groups, etc.
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Take a breather. If you are anxious with regards to the final (as I am sure most of us are), I would recommend taking a few moments to write down what you do know and what you don't know. I personally like to take the time to go through each learning objective on all of the outlines and make note of my knowledge on each of those bullet points. Also, if you feel comfortable with one topic, then I would recommend putting less of your energy practicing questions for that topic and instead focus your energy on concepts that may seem a bit newer to you. Hope this helps! You're going to do great!
Hey, just a couple of more days left! We've got this. I try to take breaks and limit my chemistry studying to 1 hour periods at a time. That way you keep yourself from being consumed from chemistry. Taking deep breaths, going on walks, and eating are great ways to take your mind off!
I have been dealing with my anxious thoughts by grounding myself. In regards to this final, we still have a few days. I have been planning out my time to study so I do not get to overloaded. Try not to this class overwhelm your time. Take breaks often. Do other activities. And all you can do is try your best. We're on the home stretch, and I know that you've got this!
It can get overwhelming when you spend hours focusing on one course. just like a previous person mentioned, try working in increments of 1 hour with breaks in between. Try changing your scenery if you can. Remember to take breaks, eat snacks, and move away from the screen periodically. We're almost at the end now so stay strong, we'll soon have some well deserved time off!
I know it's generic but creating a list of things to do whether topics to go over, or chores around the house really help make you feel like you're getting something done. I for one have been very overwhelmed with the amount of hours of chem review that I could go to so I feel like there's just too much for me to get anything done. ALSO study using the POMODORO technique. Just look it up ;)
Anxiety is normal. All of us want to do well and push ourselves to new limits. But I find that while trying to do well, I often forget the importance of taking breaks. It is crucial to step away from what you have been doing. As mentioned above a change of scenery really helps a lot!
All the best! You got this!!
All the best! You got this!!
EXCERCISE! I know you have seen Lavelle advocate for this, but it is super important and helpful. Exercising releases feel-good endorphins that help ease anxiety. It also helps your brain study and retain information...the more oxygen and blood that the brain gets, the better it will perform. Getting away from studying for a bit is just another bonus lol.
Yeah dealing with test anxiety is hard. However, I've learned that studying too much causes me to tire myself out mentally more and I now try to balance between relaxing and studying. Also just doing things for self-care, such as eating enough everyday; having a moment to yourself to do what you enjoy; or even exercising are all different ways to calm your nerves
I like to listen to mellow music while I study! I also like to remind myself that it'll be over with soon, and since the final is early on in the week, I'll have time to study for other classes throughout the week without worrying about chem
Chelsea_Guzman_1B wrote:Planning out a schedule of topics to study over helps me feel less overwhelmed. Taking breaks and changing settings also helps reduce my anxiety. Only a few more days left, you got this!
This right here ! 110%
I'm feeling really anxious about the test. I know I understand the concepts but I'm not very good under a time crunch and get frustrated really fast so I'm trying to work on not getting nervous while taking the test and just doing the best I can on homework problems, textbook problems, and anything else that'll help. You got this though, don't stress too much! And make sure to rest and eat well!!
Whenever I'm feeling really anxious about something, I like to take a break by going on a walk and just listening to music. It really helps me take my mind off of what is stressing me out and just overall helps me feel more refreshed.
Remember that a grade does not define you, and take a breather. Stop thinking about the class for a bit, and instead do something that makes you happy. Then come back, study, and feel better about everything that is going on.
Honestly, just knowing that I'm trying is what's keeping me grounded. Personally, this class (or any of my classes) haven't been easy online and it's okay if I'm not doing as well as I thought I would going into the course. Don't stress too much, you're doing your best :)
I have definitely found that I am slightly more stressed than usual due to not getting out of the house as often. I have found going on a walk to be very helpful, both to reduce stress and to refresh my mind so I can get back to studying.
Personally I find it relaxing when I talk to my close friends! So whenever I take breaks I talk with them because it offers a temporary relief from anxieties and it also helps me not spiral into only thinking about myself and what I can do/ can't do and being in the company of others keeps my perspectives open if that makes sense
I think to myself — the worse case scenario is that I fail the class. If I do fail, I can use that as an opportunity to grow and improve my study habits even more for the future. So ruminating does nothing good; if you worry about something you experience the thing you feared twice. So the only productive thing to do is to solidify my understanding of the material and work hard. This usually calms me down.
I have definitely had a lot of anxiety associated with this class, but I am honestly just a very anxious person in general. What really helped me is preparing VERY thoroughly for midterms/final. Reviewing the material over and over makes me feel like I am less likely to make careless mistakes on the test. I also like studying with a friend who always gives me a lot of reassurance before tests! Even though studying weirdly relieves my anxiety, taking breaks is a must too. I try to spread out my studying so I don't feel too rushed or overwhelmed. If I'm feeling too stressed, I like to just call it a day and pick up where I left off the next day.
I have super bad anxiety, especially related to this class. I find that taking breaks and studying a bit every day helps to relieve it for sure! :) Honestly, it gets very rough around midterms/final exams so we gotta persevere through this, and the only way to is through minimal studying that won't cause any burnout!
It helps to plan out how much you will work/study each day so you won't get overwhelmed trying to cram. Also, it's always good to take breaks and do relaxing things like watch shows, call friends, or etc. for self-care. :)
I definitely have a lot of anxiety when it comes to test taking in general but especially for this class this quarter. I really find it helpful to make sure I spend time with my friends and family (even though that may be difficult during these times), but I find my problems kind of don't exist for a while when I spend time with them.
One thing that really helps me deal with my anxiety is to get a good night's sleep. It can often feel like there is so much to do that you do not have enough time to sleep but rest is incredibly important and allows you to be more productive in the long run. I find that the later it gets into the night the more stressed I get but everything always seems simpler in the morning! I know this is much easier said than done but remember that taking care of yourself will allow you to get more out of your classes and life in general :)
I know this class can be pretty stressful given its strict grade scale and dense topics but just remember how far you've come! I've been reminding myself that it's almost the end of the quarter and that we have worked hard learning and interpreting the material presented to us, even in the remote format which inevitably makes engaging learning more challenging. You're doing amazing and we're almost to the finish line!
This probably isn't the best advice but I literally just study to the point I am no longer nervous. I kinda just do as many practice problems as I can and it just makes more confident in doing chemistry problems in regards to future exams.
I like to plan out the things I have to do each day so that I won't get too overwhelmed by all my assignments and end up forgetting to do important things. It is also nice to check off what you've finished. I would suggest cleaning your work area, switching your work environment once in a while, and making sure to take breaks! It is good to grab a snack, exercise, or do a fun activity to take your mind off chemistry for a little bit.
This class does cause a lot of stress especially given how hard it is to get an A, but it’s best to take breaks and try and pace yourself. It made a huge difference for me when I stopped cramming for studying the night before and instead did textbook problems throughout the week.
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