Studying for finals got you overwhelmed? Take some advice from the brightest of the bright, our Director of Academics and our mentors!
1. Reward yourself for making it through certain chunks of studying that you get done. Ex. After making it through a chapter reward yourself with a snack.
2. A few days before studying organize all your material so you don’t waste time the day you are studying with just organizing.
3. Start studying by simply reviewing the material, then figure out what you know and don’t know and study the material you don’t know the most
4. Go through all the assigned chapters and make a study guide of all the important information
5. Make a study guide and read through it until you feel like you’ve mastered the material. Then get a blank sheet of paper and only show yourself the main categories on the study guide and try to write down everything you can remember about that topic. What you don’t remember to write down is what you need to study more.
6. For classes that aren’t conceptually based, like a math class, work through a bunch of different problems. It’s easy to think you know how to do different equations when you’re reading through examples, but the real test is working through problems on your own. Struggle a little before giving up and looking at the solutions.
7. If your teacher posts practice exams, go through the exam and if you have any uncertainty about the answer then don’t answer the question, but circle the question number. At the end of the practice test go through the questions that you couldn’t answer and review those topics, and then answer them.
8. Write your notes out again after lecture or before the exam in the same environment that you will be taking the exam in
9. Use flashcards when you have a lot of memorization
Finally, remember to breathe. Keep your chin up and just take a deep breathe, everything will be great.