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My name is Bekah and I am a sophomore here at Butler. I am an Art + Design major and love sewing and being creative. I also love dancing (I'm on dance team!), eating cereal, and shopping at Target.

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Motivational Quotes for Finals

Happy Wednesday y’all. Today marks the first day of finals, so you are no doubt stressing a little bit trying to ace your exams whilst studying for new ones. Since I gave you such great advice on Monday about how to enjoy your last week of school, I figured I’d carry on the tradition of being the guiding light in your life and present you with some motivational quotes to power you through the rest of exams. Enjoy!

“If you’re going through hell, keep going.” –Winston Churchill

“When you reach the end of your rope, tie a knot in it and hang on.” –Thomas Jefferson

“Giving up now would be just as bad as leaving the last few bites of ice cream in the bowl. Finish strong.” –Abraham Lincoln. Abraham_Lincoln_November_1863

“Anytime you feel discouraged, take a five minute break and look up funny GIFs on the Internet.” –George Washington

“Chocolate. Chocolate is always the key to dealing with stress of any kind.” –John Adams

“Stressed is just desserts spelled backwards.” –Teddy Roosevelt

“Keep calm and think of how good your life is compared to Snooki’s.” –Andrew Jackson

Keep powering through finals, and thanks for reading :)

Finals Week Tips and Tricks

Happy Monday, friends! Today marks the first day of finals, which means staying up till all hours of the night, studying for hours on end, and having stress-filled days and nights, and the occasional mental breakdown. Lucky for you, just like last semester, I have some tips and tricks to stay calm and do your best during finals week.

1. Dress well test well: You know how the saying goes-if you dress well, you will test well. I have no concrete proof that this method works, but I do suggest that you try. A few outfits to try out include Hermione Granger (cape, wand, and all), Gordo from Lizzie McGuire, or Sheldon from Big Bang Theory. If you dress smart, you should test smart.

2. Study, study, study: Knowing the material and being well-informed for your finals are key. I suggest using every opportunity possible and studying in the shower. Simply put a plastic bag over your notes and you’re good to go. If you really want to get fancy, however, laminating your pages will take you to the next level. Another effective tactic is to tape notes to the ceiling before you go to bed and wake up every half hour to review. Student-Studying

3. Meditate: Most people suggest taking a break during the studying process to unwind and keep your stress-level in check, but I suggest doing so during the actual exam. If at any point during an exam you feel stressed, overwhelmed, or confused, simply mount your desk to begin meditation. Sitting criss-cross-applesauce with your palms up and rested on your knees is best. Once in this position, close your eyes, take ten deep breaks, and repeat “Oooommmmmmm” for about five minutes. At the end of the meditation, bow to your professor, say, “Namaste,” and finish your exam.

4. Go for a run: Exercise helps reduce stress, and going for a run during study breaks will help get the blood flowing after sitting stationary all day while studying. If you’re an advanced enough runner, just run away from campus and don’t come back. Run home and only return after Christmas break. Your finals can just do themselves.

5. Read: Going along with step number 2, reading proper test-prep materials will help significantly. Scrolling through Twitter, Thought Catalog, and Facebook will increase your scores by 57%, and reading past posts on my blog will increase your results by 82%. Clearly, you know what you need to do.

In all seriousness, you’ve made it this far in the semester and you know what you need to do to finish strong. Good luck studying, good luck on finals, and thanks for reading :)