Tuesday, April 28, 2009

How to Study for Final Exams

It's that fun time of the year again!

Instead out being outside enjoying the awesome weather we've been having on campus playing hacky sack, most of us have been shackled to our textbooks, flashcards, and PowerPoints studying for the final exams.

Feel overwhelmed and don't know where to begin? Here are a few tips to calm your nerves and get you settled to ace your exams:

- Choose a place to study away from distractions. There are plenty of places all over the Thigpen Library to nestle down and study. If you plan on studying with a group, make sure it's made up of classmates that you're not necessarily friends with. That way your time spent studying in a group is more about covering the material and not socializing.

- Studying for 30-45 minutes at a time with a 5-10 break in between help your comprehension
and give your mind a chance to rest. Also getting at least 8 hours of sleep is a must. Nothing will kill your comprehension worse than being tired during the test.

- Taken from suite101.com, "Ask your professor for help. If you're confused about your notes or the readings, go to the resident expert. This works much better if you don't put off studying until the last minute. It's a good idea to read through all of your notes before you start to study, so that you can inquire early about things that confuse you."

- Follow this How.com guide to study anything... It's really useful when you're studying something that's not the most exciting thing in the world.

If all else fails, you can always resort to cramming before your big final. Here's a video from HowCast.com on how to cram:



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