Final Exam Study Tips

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

For all of my fellow high school girls, summer is almost here! The only thing standing between us and summer vacation is final exams. Personally, final exams require a lot of preparation. I am a natural stressor so being on the verge of exams certainly puts the stress into overdrive for me.

Due to my previous experiences with taking exams, I have put together my tips for studying for finals.

Study your Way- Everyone learns differently. Study the way that is the most effective for you! Personally, I know doing the bulk of my studying the night before works best for me. I also know that  filling out a study guide, making a quizlet (or notecards) of the study guide, and then quizzing myself on the quizlet helps me study best. Adapt other people's strategies into what works best for you!

Start Early- I know I just said that doing the majority of my studying for exams the night before works best but I know I have a lot of projects and papers due in the week or two before the exam. Finishing these early helps you to have the vital time before the exam to just study for the exam.

Keep Focused- During exams, I know that it is easy to get caught up in the "this is never going to end" mentality (currently in that boat as I write this) but it will. Summer is almost here and you just need to pull through this last week!

Stay Healthy- Exams are super stressful but I try to continue to stay healthy. I try to eat healthier food. I try to continue to exercise (even a quick walk as a study break works). Drink lots of water. Also, don't sacrifice sleep! It may seem like a good idea to pull an all-nighter but you need to refuel so that you can focus on your big exam.

Take Breaks- With the massive amounts of information you are studying, it is helpful to take quick breaks to help retain it. Check out my favorite ways to take a break here!

What are your favorite exam study tips? Let me know in the comments!

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