2019-01-17 Final Tips

posted Jan 18, 2019, 5:38 AM by Samuel Konstantinovich   [ updated Jan 18, 2019, 9:49 AM by Konstantinovich Samuel ]

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Your final exam is Tuesday. The room is posted on Talos.

IGNORE the jupiter schedule, it is the wrong day!!!

Goal: Maximizing Gain and Minimizing Pain on a CS Final Exam

The night before...

  • GO TO SLEEP EARLY
  • Refrain from staring at any light-radiating display for the half hour preceding slumber.
  • Do not consume caffeine or other stimulants after 5pm.
  • Implement redundant wake-up-on-time procedures.
  • Pack your bag
    • multiple pencils (Test them!)
    • multiple pens (blue/black; Test them!)
    • erasers (Test them!)
    • exam tickets (if applicable) and/or hardcopy of exam location & time info
    • water bottle
    • pro: granola bars or equivalent snack, since your normal lunch routine is likely out-of-whack

The day of...

  • EAT BREAKFAST
  • LEAVE EARLY
    • Take an earlier train than the minimum.
    • Aim to arrive at least 30min before start of exam.
  • Hydrate.
  • Breathe.
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