The anxiety over reaching a final grade in a college course can be overwhelming. I remember a class during a past semester while attending University, that was extremely stressful. Constantly I worried about my grade and the rumors about how notoriously difficult the final would be, it consumed my every thought and action in the days and weeks leading up to the end of the course. As you begin to consider all the future consequences that a poor final exam score might have on your grade point average, you realize the importance of being properly prepared. One popular slogan used in military training exercises is practicing the Five P's, which are: Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance. This advice holds true in an academic environment also, giving yourself enough time to thoroughly review the material and going over the details to ensure you understand the subject matter is crucial and can only help bring positive results and a good outcome.