Getting Ready for Final Exams
It’s that time of year again. Final exams are just around the corner, and you may be feeling overwhelmed about how to study for them.
But don’t worry! With a little planning and hard work, you can finish the semester strong.
Getting Organized Prior to Finals!
Organization is critical! By taking the time to get organized, you’ll be setting yourself up for success come exam time.
To start with, make up any missing assignments that the teacher will accept. Email your teacher about zeroes or missing assessments.
Take a look at the finals schedule, create a study plan, and figure out what material will be covered on the exam. Once you know what to expect, you can begin studying by focusing on the most important concepts first.
Start with your most difficult subjects and leave yourself enough time to review all of your material – don’t cram.
Some questions to consider:
- What are your most important finals?
- What is on the final?
- Can you make a note sheet for the test?
- Does your teacher allow a cheat sheet you can use on the test?
How to Study for Final Exams
Make sure to review your notes from class, as well as any handouts or readings that were assigned. If there are specific chapters or sections that will be heavily tested, make sure to give them extra attention.
Finally, don’t wait until the last minute to start studying! You’ll likely feel more stressed and less prepared if you try to cram everything in at the last minute. Instead, start studying early and pace yourself so you’re feeling confident and well-prepared come exam time.
- Creating a review sheet if not provided by the teacher
- Making Flashcards
- Creating Acronyms
- Preparing Visuals to help remember difficult concepts
- Finding a study group/partner
- Locating a distraction-free study environment
Be Sure to Review For Your Finals
In addition to getting organized and studying, don’t forget to take time to review!
It can also be helpful to practice taking exams. Many students find it helpful to take sample quizzes or practice tests. This can help you get a feel for the format of the exam, as well as identify any areas where you need more review.
Explaining concepts to others is an extremely effective way to recall information and memorize material.
Create the cheat sheet and turn it in on time. (if allowed)
Additional Help for Your Finals
Finally, before finals begin, be sure to get plenty of sleep! Don’t forget to eat a healthy meal and stay hydrated. Then head to school knowing that you did everything you could to prepare.
If you need additional help, consider a tutoring plan. We can provide the extra help needed for those stressful final exams!
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