It’s that time of year again, the time when mistletoe is hung between the legs, candy cane colored vomit is found all over the dorm bathrooms and semester finals are taken. It can be quite the academic dilemma, how does one attend the Christmas Kegger and study for that Economics exam? Shit, you’ve got some serious opportunity costs to consider. Not to mention that party will probably be a ‘Santa and Sluts’ themed event. You don’t want to miss that one. No way. So what do you do?
No worries, we’ve scoured the web for the best tips to help you maximize your studying so you can make it to the party in time for the EverClear EggNog.
Number 1 – Study in groups with attractive students There is strong evidence suggesting that the more attractive your study partners are, the more likely you are to show up to the study group. And since showing up is like, 60% of the work, you’re guaranteed to at least pass. It’s also possible that studying in groups allows you the opportunity to pick the smartest from the group and sit next to them during the final. Not to mention when there’s a group someone might bring snacks.
Number 2 – Cram Don’t bother studying for weeks in advance. That won’t work and you’ll be wasting valuable time you could be testing your new theory on how to properly shot-gun a beer (remember to breath through your nose) and finally beating Halo 4 on Legendary. Both of those take time, patience and follow through. But when it comes to studying, practice doesn’t make perfect, heroes can be born overnight. As long as they have enough coffee, fruit snacks and Adderall. Cramming has mountains of anecdotal evidence of being used by millions of students every year. Ergo, it must be effective. Why else would everyone be doing it?
Bonus Tip : If that pill you bought off the kid down the hall has the letters ‘CR’ imprinted on the side then crush it up for a stronger, more effective “study high”.
Number 3 – Meet with the teacher It is highly suggested to go to office hours to talk with your teacher before any exam. Better yet, show up to their home. This will show them how committed you truly are to their class. Besides, since their noon class is typically interrupting your sleep, you might as well return the favor with a midnight visit. When you do visit your teacher, make sure to get a good understanding of their policy on cheating and whether or not they have good vision.
Number 4 – Talk to people who have taken the class. There is always a chance that someone saved a copy of the exam that you can copy and hopefully your teacher is too lazy to make a new copy. This is more likely for 2nd semester courses since the professors are just repeating the same bullshit from the first semester. If you find someone who took the class and has a copy of the test but won’t give it to you consider exchanging sexual favors or physical intimidation. Hats off to those that combine the two.
That’s it, those are your college finals study tips for 2012. Best of luck! Oh, and if you believe in the end of world bullshit happening in December than forget what I said and immediately begin drinking Rumplemintz and watching Christmas Vacation.
And stay tuned for our article on Tips for cheating on College Finals.