Campus to help students survive finals


December is approaching, and what students commonly refer to as “hell week” is causing need for campus-wide survival methods.

The Center for Strategic Advising & Career Counseling, SangerLearningCenter and the School of Undergraduate Studies will present “Surviving Finals 101” Dec. 3 and Dec 4 to prepare students with time management skills, study strategies and how to make healthy decisions as they prepare for finals.

According to the Associated Press’ 2009 College Stress and Mental Health Poll, 85 percent of 2,200 randomly surveyed students said they feel stressed on a day to day basis.

UT’s Counseling and MentalHealthCenter notes that while some students do not feel physical symptoms of stress, others often report nausea, muscle tension and rapid heartbeat as initial signs of stress. One reason the center attributes stress to is a lack of sleep, an issue college students may struggle to control as a result of scheduled exams and term papers.

“Surviving Finals 101” will begin at 5 p.m. Dec. 3 and 6 p.m. Dec. 4. Both sessions will be held in Jester A115.