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How to study for finals

  • Go to your teacher for any extra help or questions to help you understand the material as best as possible
  • Go to someplace quiet like the library or study area
  • Make index cards to better organize your notes, plus it acts as a tester to really see if you know your stuff
  • Start studying for a test a couple weeks before it is assigned
  • Pace yourself, don’t sit down and cram all the info into your brain at once give yourself 10 minute breaks every hour or so
  • Studying your notes right before you fall asleep helps it to stay in your head better because it is the last thing you are thinking before you go to sleep
  • Go to any study groups your teacher may be providing
  • Study with a friend or classmate, talking it out with someone else helps you remember the information better
  • Keep up with the reading in the textbooks
  • Eat something with protein in it (turkey sandwich, veggie burger, peanut butter bar) it is proven to help keep you sharper and alert
  • During class write down more than meets the eye, more is better and then,  when it comes time to make note cards or organize your information you can weed out the important facts
  • Remember key words that will help you remember the main points
  • Create Mnemonics which are devices that help you memorize things, a basic example is “Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally”
  • Make a study guide
  • Quiz yourself
  • Study during the week, don’t depend on the weekends to do all of it
  • Study during the day, what takes you an hour during the day may take you an hour and half at night
  • Study the harder things first when your mind is fresh
  • Record a tape with everything you need to memorize, listening to it will help get the information into your head easier