5 Tips to Ace Final Exams
Don’t you wish it were really that simple — five tips — bingo — great grades? It’s not, but there are some ways you can step back, look at the big picture, and see if some little changes now might make a big difference. Plenty of techniques are out there for improving memory and studying better, like chunking up studying, so here are some less common ideas:
- Ask, how do I like to learn? Everybody is different. Most people learn visually, others by listening, and some hands-on. Do you have a way you like best? Then use it. Even for a topic like chemistry, you can find a web animation of a concept – or draw it. For a subject like history, find a visual timeline. If you’re an auditory learner, download a podcast or discuss with a classmate. Say it out loud: better yet, make up a rap to memorize something tough. Write it down to put all learning styles to work.
- Who can help me? Don’t be an island. There’s a world of people out there who would love to take some credit for your success. Friends, family, teachers, study groups, tutoring, free e-learning courses on the web, public library resources. The more support, the easier.
- How can I set myself up for success? What works for you? There’s a reason most people go to libraries (and that’s the kind of place where an E6 Energy strip is designed to work). Do yourself a favor and cut down on temptations. You’ll have more time to play later.
- What worked for me in the past? What was your most successful exam? Teacher? Project? What worked? Use it to your advantage now.
- Put your body on your side. Everybody knows what it’s like to be in a panic production mode, then be told they also need to take time to sleep, eat right, exercise. Yeah, right. That’s why we created E6 Energy, to fill in the gaps. But with a tiny bit of planning, you can put your choices on your side. We like the smart tips at hercampus.com: Six Ways to Eliminate Stress During Finals Week
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