Have you noticed that the time is passing by so fast and it’s already the time for your finals? But how to face them? Below, you can find the list of the most effective pieces of advice on passing your exams.
Study tips for final exams
Attend classes and do the work
This is the first rule of easing the pain of your finals. I know many people who never attended classes and then complained about their struggles. That’s stupid, I suppose.
Prepare yourself beforehand
I know it’s not the best task to do, but it helped me so much! For instance, reading a chapter before a lecture allowed me to catch more material. Furthermore, when you already know some specific terms, you do not need to cram much to pass the particular subject.
Can’t study systematically? Try to!
Not each of us (me for sure) can make studying a habit. What to do with that? Just try to figure out what is the main subject of your class, focus on it, and be ready to answer the questions. Study habits will certainly do you a lot of good!
Use the best tools
Remember, it’s more important to know HOW to study, than WHAT to study. Find the most effective tool of learning that suits you. For example, I made index cards this semester, and it brought the results straight away. Try!
Study in groups
I consider this method to be very effective because you remember more material just by discussing it in a group. Also, you may notice how other students study and use their methods to find your own ways of effective studying.
Never hesitate to ask Google about the things you don’t understand. You may find an article related to the subject or even an educational video. Why not to use a great opportunity that modern life gives us?
Keep track of what you doing and what you have to do. It will become much easier to study, believe me.
Ask for help, don’t be afraid!
After working as a Teacher’s Assistant, I realized that professor is here to help you! They don’t want to make you fail, and when you’re showing up with a question, they will see you as a student who wants to know his/her subject. It can be beneficial for you.
Don’t play truant and stay always aware of what’s happening in the class. Dive in the process of studying to understand as much as you can, and your efforts will be praised.