We always know when it is getting closer to finals in McShain Library because students become stressed. Whether it is the dog tired Freshmen who is passed out at his desk or the diligent Senior who is on edge because he is nervous about the upcoming religion test, stress affects each student and in different ways. Here are a couple of tips to help you manage your stress during finals:
1) Schedule your study time.
Buy a planner or use your phone to schedule time for studying and breaks. You will be thankful that you carefully planned your study time rather than cram at the last minute.
2) Spend the most time studying for difficult subjects.
With only a week before finals, your time is limited. Focus the hardest and longest on your difficult classes. Spend the least amount of time studying for your easiest classes.
3) Take breaks.
Human beings are not robots. We are meant to take breaks. Your brain needs down time in order to be efficient. Study for an hour an then take a 20 minute break.You will find that you focus better.
4) Eat a healthy diet.
You are what you eat. Filling your body with sugar-filled junk food will only make you tired once your blood sugar level crashes. Eat whole-foods such as vegetables, fruits, chicken, and grains. These meals will fill you up and not interfere with your blood sugar level.
Our bodies are not meant to go without sleep. Without sleep our minds cannot refresh. Having an unfresh mind makes it difficult to learn.
Good luck with finals!!!!!!!!!
It’s Earth Day! Why, are you wondering, do we need a day to remember the Earth?
Consider this from Global Climate Change at NASA
Ninety-seven percent of climate scientists agree that climate-warming trends over the past century are very likely due to human activities, and most of the leading scientific organizations worldwide have issued public statements endorsing this position.
Or this from Scientific American:
…the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, … finds that temperatures will rise by 1.5 to 4.5 degrees Celsius with a doubling of CO2. And the threshold for “catastrophic” climate change that would terminate lifestyles as we know it is 2 C.
Now, can we do anything about the styrofoam cups in the cafeteria?
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The Philadelphia Inquirer reports the assassination of President Lincoln.
It’s Alex Holley from Philadelphia’s Fox29 News!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
April 14th marks the 150 anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s assassination. I suppose it isn’t so much a celebration but a commemoration. A time to reflect….What was he trying to achieve? Was he successful? Why? What more needs to be done to realize his vision? I often wonder what a conversation between Lincoln and Martin Luther King might have looked and sounded like.
Abraham Lincoln is, in my humble opinion, the greatest president of the United States. He was able to move the country toward his grand vision because he believed all humans are equal. His humility allowed him to surround himself with competent, intelligent people to whom he listened to and learned from with little fear. Before you agree or disagree check out the the Abraham Lincoln Papers at the Library of Congress or browse through the Lincoln collection at Gutenberg Project.
Share your favorite Lincoln quote with @sjplib.
Senior Shane Davis created a video with an important message.
You can follow him at @Makinit_shaanne on twitter.
Awesome work, Shane!
How do you like to spread messages you believe are important?