Studying is never fun, but it’s necessary in order to build upon your current knowledge and perform well inside of the classroom. Here are some tips to help you be prepared at the end of the semester:
- Create a schedule, mark your calendar with all test dates and create a timeline for your study sessions.
- Pull together all study materials.This includes: class notes, study guides, previous tests, practice tests, previous assignments, reading assignments and your textbooks.
- Use different study methods to remember information such as, tricks like rhymes, songs, acronyms, poems. One example is one of the most familiar to students: ROY G. BIV or red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo, and violet the colors of the rainbow.
- Take a break, your brain needs some time to recharge after learning and studying for an extended period of time. Taking short breaks during your study sessions can help you better retain the information you’re reviewing.
- Ask for help if you need it. If you’re having trouble studying, reach out to your teachers to see if they can walk you through some of the material you don’t understand, you can ask classmates who understand the material if they can help you work through it. Also, don’t be afraid to seek help from a tutoring professional.
The stress of final exams can leave students feeling overwhelmed, but by taking the time to create a study plan, you’ll be better prepared for your finals at the end of the semester.