Study Tips for Finals
By: Darby Radcliff
Finals are quickly approaching next week, and as a student, stress can be increasing drastically, but, don’t fret, here are some tips to help you remain at ease and pass the test.
1. Manage Your Time
Don't jump into studying, first organize what you need to study by making a list of tasks, then check them off as you complete each assignment. Also, put into your calendar the dates of your upcoming exams, essays, and final projects. Making these lists and organizing your academic calendar will help ease your mind and stabilize your study routine for the final week of the semester.
2. Set Goals
Don't overwhelm yourself and cram for your exams, instead allow yourself to have enough time to prepare for your exam or final essay by spacing out your time slots by the hour for studying, meeting with your professor, and meeting with a study group or tutor.
3. Put Studying First
Final exams are a huge portion of your final grade in a class, so it is important to make extra time for studying by putting off any unnecessary social events or extra-curricular activities.
Committing full time to studying for finals will essentially make the difference of you doing well on exams and doing a superb job on finals.
4. Reserve a Library Room in Advance
Make a week plan for when and where you'll be studying. Also, the library during finals can be quite crowded, so try to reserve a room at the library in advance. To do so, contact a library representative at J.D. Williams Library at: (662)-915-5855
5. Leave Time for Breaks
Taking breaks can be just as important as studying, so while studying for finals, try to take five to fifteen minute breaks between hour-long study sessions, which will help clear your brain and keep you from getting overwhelmed.
6. Meet with your Professor
The biggest advice for your upcoming final is meeting is to attend the exam review session.
Also, don't be afraid to ask for help, if you're not getting the material, then go to your professor's office hours to meet with the professor one-on-one.
By meeting with your professor and attending the exam review session, your professor will help give you a better insight on what is going to be on the final, be there to answer your questions, and can also be helpful in giving you study tips for the final exam.
7. Reward Yourself
It is vital to take some time away from studying, so that your mind is clear by the time you return by rewarding yourself by going out to dinner with a friend, working out, or watching your favorite television show or a movie.