Study Tips for Finals

flashcardsBy Marcia Lee
Serials Specialist

It’s that time again – time to start consolidating everything you have learned this semester in your classes and begin preparing for your final exams!  (On the bright side this also means that summer is almost here & that makes it better, right?)  Finals week this semester is from April 29th – May 2nd, with commencement falling on May 3rd.

To help you begin preparation below are some study tips:

  • Alternate study spaces (first floor, then second floor of the library – perhaps?)  – it has been found that changing up your study location may help you retain more information.
  • Participate in a study group – this can be a positive thing, to learn and study with peers but only if studying is actually on the agenda otherwise it may just be a distraction.
  • Make & use flashcards – “oldie, but a goodie” writing down concepts and vocab helps to cement them in your head.
  • Sleep! – this may be my personal favorite, it is crucial to get enough sleep the days leading up to your exams in order to make sure your mind is functioning at its full potential.
  • Don’t categorize yourself – have you ever been told you’re a “visual learner” or a perhaps a “hands on learner”, when attempting to find study strategies be sure to try things outside of your “learning style box”.
  • Don’t overload yourself with information – start looking over notes and textbooks now, so you’ll slowly absorb the information versus waiting to cram the night before your test. (Yes, this is easier said than done).
  • Finally, come to our Exam Cram Event on April 27th & 28th for quiet studying, FREE refreshments and tutoring help!

For these study tips and more check out these posts:  9 Awesome Study Tips for College Students from Huffington Post or Study Tips & Study Skills.

 

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