Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Stress reduction crucial during exams

Some stress may be inevitable during finals week, but you don’t have to let it get the best of you.

Dr. Judy Shipp is executive director of the Counseling Center and Student Support Services at the University of Illinois Springfield. To stay levelheaded while studying, she suggests getting enough sleep, making sure to exercise, taking breaks during your studying, planning a study schedule and starting preparation early.

“A lot of times students tend to save things to the last minute, and then there’s never enough time,” Shipp said.

She also encouraged stressed-out students to talk with a family member, friend or counseling professional.

Shipp was featured by the State Journal-Register on December 11, 2012.

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