Final Jitters

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ShinwooKim_3E
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Re: Final Jitters

Postby ShinwooKim_3E » Mon Dec 07, 2020 6:06 pm

Get a good night's rest the day before! For the longest time I personally would ignore this, but it helps you focus and ease your anxiety during tests!

IshanModiDis2L
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Re: Final Jitters

Postby IshanModiDis2L » Mon Dec 07, 2020 6:07 pm

I think practice calms my nerves down but breaks definitely are essential too.

almost_ethan
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Re: Final Jitters

Postby almost_ethan » Tue Dec 08, 2020 9:35 pm

I am also very nervous--which isn't an abnormal feeling prior to an exam. I wonder how many questions are going to be on the exam and if they are going to resemble the midterm questions...anyways I'm just trying to study as much as I can before the final.

Moura Girgis 1F
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Re: Final Jitters

Postby Moura Girgis 1F » Thu Dec 10, 2020 2:17 pm

Since the final is cumulative, it might help to review any previous lecture notes from this quarter or watch the lectures themselves.

Kendall_Dewey_2D
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Re: Final Jitters

Postby Kendall_Dewey_2D » Thu Dec 10, 2020 9:29 pm

Taking deep breaths and getting exercise during study breaks are my go-to tips!

Katie Phan 1K
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Re: Final Jitters

Postby Katie Phan 1K » Sat Dec 12, 2020 2:27 pm

Don't psych yourself out! Study as best as you can and whatever happens, happens! If you've done all that you can do then just have confidence in the fact that you actively prepared yourself for the test.

Sheryl Ocampo 1D
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Re: Final Jitters

Postby Sheryl Ocampo 1D » Sat Dec 12, 2020 5:33 pm

lots of practice problems and understanding the concepts well should help

Renny_kim_2G
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Re: Final Jitters

Postby Renny_kim_2G » Sat Dec 12, 2020 5:37 pm

As Dr. Lavelle said in his final review, don't use your energy to stress. We can use that time and energy to review another concept perhaps. Get some rest and make sure you are on a consistent sleeping pattern.

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Re: Final Jitters

Postby AJForte-2C » Sat Dec 12, 2020 6:41 pm

meditation and positive affirmations always help me get my nerves under control in the minutes leading up to a test.

Raashi Chaudhari 3B
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Re: Final Jitters

Postby Raashi Chaudhari 3B » Sun Dec 13, 2020 9:02 am

To who ever is reading this, you made it through the whole quarter! You have worked so hard and all the practice problems and hours of work that you've put into this class will pay off. Stay positive, and trust yourself that you know what you are doing!! Best of luck y'all.

Jade Lastra 3B
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Re: Final Jitters

Postby Jade Lastra 3B » Sun Dec 13, 2020 9:24 am

I get ready bad anxiety just before a final so before it happens I try to have some kind of routine to keep my mind occupied. Since this final is earlier in the day I made some coffee because the routine is so calming, though I don't know why exactly. Making any kind of food or snack helps, but I get a really nervous stomach before any test so I just end up making something for my siblings instead.

Mia Meza
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Re: Final Jitters

Postby Mia Meza » Sun Dec 13, 2020 9:58 am

This is just a suggestion but I started taking vitamins that say they can help with stress levels, so maybe you can look into that? but taking a shower while listening to music before a test helps.
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Mia Meza
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Re: Final Jitters

Postby Mia Meza » Sun Dec 13, 2020 10:00 am

I also struggle with really bad anxiety to the point my hands will tremble and I will go blank on tests. I remind myself that I know the information and to just do the best with what I can remember, not to stay stuck on one problem because it takes away from the ones you actually know. Maybe write yourself a sticky note saying "breathe you got this"

Mia Meza
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Re: Final Jitters

Postby Mia Meza » Sun Dec 13, 2020 10:02 am

Also! I make sure I don't drink caffeine before my test because I am already amped up with nerves so I do not like to drink any energy drinks or coffee the day of my test.

Andrew Dao 3C
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Re: Final Jitters

Postby Andrew Dao 3C » Sun Dec 13, 2020 10:55 am

Just take some very deep breaths, it's going to be fine. You get in there and take the test, once it's over you will feel a giant weight off your shoulders.

Samin Kabir
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Re: Final Jitters

Postby Samin Kabir » Sun Dec 13, 2020 11:01 am

For me, I watch a lot of SNL or something funny ig right before the test so I don't worry about it that much. That always calms me down.

Jacob Schwarz-Discussion 3I
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Re: Final Jitters

Postby Jacob Schwarz-Discussion 3I » Tue Dec 15, 2020 12:09 am

Don't know how you guys felt about it but just wanna let you know that I hope y'all did good on it and there is nothing we can do now so just wanted to say I love you all!!

Callan Howard
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Re: Final Jitters

Postby Callan Howard » Tue Dec 15, 2020 5:33 pm

I know this is a little late, but I used a stress ball when I took the final! I found it very helpful in subsiding that anxious fizzy exam energy.

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Re: Final Jitters

Postby 305405193 » Tue Dec 15, 2020 7:52 pm

Start in advance! I cannot say how many times I did not give myself enough time to study a whole quarter's worth of material and also do not forget to take care of yourself is is very necessary in order to maintain your body and your brain in a good state to take the final.

John_Tran_3J
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Re: Final Jitters

Postby John_Tran_3J » Tue Dec 15, 2020 8:14 pm

After studying for along period of time (assuming that your final is an hour), you should rest ur body up to 20 minutes prior to taking the exam so your body can maintainability a recharge while not completely falling asleep.

Nancy Yao
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Re: Final Jitters

Postby Nancy Yao » Wed Dec 16, 2020 5:06 am

Do some massage :)

Nina Fukui 2J
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Re: Final Jitters

Postby Nina Fukui 2J » Wed Dec 16, 2020 5:07 am

I take a long bath and drink some warm tea :)))

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Re: Final Jitters

Postby AlyssaMaynard1C » Wed Dec 16, 2020 10:41 am

Marina Gollas 1A wrote:Does anyone know how to calm down your anxieties before you take this final? Since having test anxiety can be very distracting while you're trying to study or even while you're taking the test itself. Open to any tips:)

I hope these strategies helped and now that the final is over, remember you did your best and a test grade doesn't measure your worth!

Zoe Staggs 3B
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Re: Final Jitters

Postby Zoe Staggs 3B » Wed Dec 16, 2020 4:26 pm

Personally, it helps to meditate or practice visualization a couple of hours before the exam, opposed to cramming up until test.

Agustina Santa Cruz 2F
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Re: Final Jitters

Postby Agustina Santa Cruz 2F » Wed Dec 16, 2020 5:21 pm

Congrats to everyone for completing this course! You should be very proud of yourselves given the circumstances! Don't be too hard on yourselves, it's immensely hard to learn from home so cut yourself some slack & give yourself some credit!

Susanna Givan 2B
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Re: Final Jitters

Postby Susanna Givan 2B » Thu Dec 17, 2020 4:38 am

I'm sure you guys all did great and I'm looking forward to 14B with you all!

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Re: Final Jitters

Postby 205323697 » Thu Dec 17, 2020 8:04 am

This may sound bad but sometimes you have to fake it till you make it in order to become it. So, by physically telling yourself out-loud that you know the content and that you're going to do good, you will actually do good.

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Re: Final Jitters

Postby 805377003 » Sun Feb 14, 2021 2:59 pm

Try to break up your studying so you aren't overwhelmed the day before.

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Re: Final Jitters

Postby keely_bales_1f » Sun Feb 14, 2021 4:01 pm

I am super worried for finals this quarter because chemistry is a lot more complex this quarter (thermochemistry is the death of me!). However, power naps and watching comedic relief shows on Netflix or Hulu help relieve some anxiety.

Megan ODonnell 3F
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Re: Final Jitters

Postby Megan ODonnell 3F » Sun Feb 14, 2021 4:32 pm

I just try to do as many practice problems and attend as many review sessions as I can before the test. And then give me enough time in the morning to wakeup and eat my breakfast so that I have enough energy to take it!

Sachi Sengupta 2C
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Re: Final Jitters

Postby Sachi Sengupta 2C » Sun Feb 14, 2021 4:51 pm

I try to not do much studying an hour before the exam because that generally just increases my anxiety even more.

Kaleb Tuliau 3E
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Re: Final Jitters

Postby Kaleb Tuliau 3E » Sun Feb 14, 2021 5:00 pm

The anxiety tends to mess up my mental and performance so I completely understand where you're coming from

Anvy 1G
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Re: Final Jitters

Postby Anvy 1G » Sat Feb 20, 2021 10:35 pm

Finals suck let's just put that out there. Petition to cancel all finals and just take our word for it. No, but yeah we will all do fine half points on literally everything will give us much more than a C- to pass which isn't a bad thing in the long run.

AlyssaMaynard1C
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Re: Final Jitters

Postby AlyssaMaynard1C » Sun Feb 21, 2021 12:47 pm

Marina Gollas 1A wrote:Does anyone know how to calm down your anxieties before you take this final? Since having test anxiety can be very distracting while you're trying to study or even while you're taking the test itself. Open to any tips:)

During tests I make sure to have a hot tea or matcha I can sip on because it helps calm my mind and I'm able to think clear. This also helps when rushing on a test just to get it over with, it forces me to slow down and take my time.

Edwin Liang 1I
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Re: Final Jitters

Postby Edwin Liang 1I » Sun Feb 21, 2021 4:12 pm

To calm my anxiety, I use a stress ball and listen to music. Music helps calm me down, and a stress ball is used if I want to take my rage out on something, but being safe at the same time.

Sheryl Ocampo 1D
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Re: Final Jitters

Postby Sheryl Ocampo 1D » Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:36 pm

Forcing myself to do tons of practice problems makes me more confident the day of the exam

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Re: Final Jitters

Postby Sam_Marasigan_3D » Wed Feb 24, 2021 11:57 am

I try to work on problems that I am confident in answering first. By doing this, I will have more time and confidence to answer the questions I am unsure about. This truly helps me calm down my nerves.


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