How Do You Survive Finals?

Erin Antoch | Staff Writer

Finals Season.

On one hand, it’s supposed to be the happiest time of the year, with Christmas approaching, decorations galore and holiday-flavored everything. But on the other, the most dreaded week of college student’s lives, with endless essays, portfolios and test cramming.

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During times like these, it’s always good to know you’re not alone: and sometimes, it helps to see just how much work everyone else has, too. So here are pictures of students study areas from around campus, for a little camaraderie and motivation.

It may not look like much, and this student said that she does a decent job avoiding procrastination: But then you notice there are four different mugs of coffee in this picture, and you feel a little better.

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The classic “studying with friends at the coffee shop”, because the library is full and the tables are always the perfect size.

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Two papers, a Chick-Fil-A milkshake and a pocket version of the New Testament? the least relatable thing about this student’s desk is that he’s left-handed.

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This student is actually 30 minutes into his 10-minute study break, as you can probably understand with his very messy desk nothing on the open page. Same.

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Sometimes, all you need is your laptop, two cups of coffee and a bagel to get it done.

I hope this was enough motivation to understand that every study style is a good one. So don’t give up now, you’re so close! And when in doubt, remember that at least you aren’t falling asleep in the library.

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