Academics

Study These: 7 Tips to Help You Ace Your Finals!

With finals being a week away, here are some tips to help you get an A!

 

1.Make a Schedule

Write down the days of all of your finals and then make a study schedule.  If you make a schedule it will keep you on track and also ensure that you are giving each subject a substantial amount of time.  Be sure to incorporate scheduled ‘break times’ to give yourself a break and also give yourself a chance to relax a little.

2. Use the Reading Day to Your Advantage

Although it is tempting to sit back and do nothing on the reading day, make sure you get some studying done.  Even if you just study a little for each class, it is better than nothing.

3. Get Help if you Need It

If you are confused and don’t understand something get help.  There is nothing wrong with going to office hours or going to peer tutoring.  These two resources are the main keys to student success.  Even if you think you understand it but are a little unsure, go and get things clarified.

4. Do NOT Save Projects and Papers Until the Night Before they are Due

If you know you have a final project or paper due on a certain day, start it early.  Do not wait until the night before because it will stress you out and also will not be your best work.  Like I said before, make a schedule and map things out in order to give yourself allotted time for everything.  Even try to set a goal of having the assignment done two days before it is due to make sure that it is done.

5. Do your Study Guides

Your professors give you study guides for a reason, so do them.  Do not just take the study guide and throw it away.  Actually take the time to do the study guide and fill it out because sometimes the exam and the study guide are extremely similar.  You will also know exactly what is going to be on the exam by looking at the study guide and actually filling it out.

6. Make a Study Group

Some people study better when they are in groups.  If you are one of these people, get some friends from class together and study.  Even if you are just talking things out or going through the study guide, you will all be able to help each other in some way or another.

7. Get Some Sleep

I can not stress this one enough.  Although it is extremely important to study and get assignments done, it is also very important that you are getting sleep.  If you are not getting enough sleep you will not be alert which will alter your performance on your exams.  Even your studying will be unsuccessful because you will not be fully alert if you are exhausted.

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Bridget Colburn

Bridget Colburn

Hey there! My name is Bridget '20 and I am from Walpole, MA. I am a Diagnostic Medical Sonography major and I am a writer for Regis Life.