How to Prep for an Exam You Procrastinated Studying For

Freaking out about an exam that’s right around the corner? We’ve all been there. After some trial and error, I managed to compile a few helpful tips to make the most of your time for whatever your studying needs might be. Read on!



Create a Study Plan

Create a study plan for the days you have left before the exam. First write down the topics you want to cover, then create a time frame you want to give yourself for each of those topics. If you have a plan you can stick to, it’ll be easier to stay organized and on track. 


Review High-Yield Notes First

Skim through your master compiled notes that you created throughout the weeks to study. As you do this it’s important to keep the big picture in mind while you get down to the details that you’ll NEED.

Don’t have any notes? Don’t fret, create concise notes that help you compartmentalize relevant information together so that your thoughts are organized. 


Go Over Past Assignments

Put all of your past assignments and quizzes to use by closely reviewing the questions you struggled with so that you don’t make the same mistake again. Lightly go over the questions you answered correctly. 


Do Practice Questions/Problems

Based on the subject you are studying for you should be able to find practice questions/problems online that you can do. The more practice you have, the higher the success rate come exam time. 


Study With Classmates 

Join a friend or two and talk through concepts with one another, quiz each other, and teach each other. This method unravels what you don’t already know and solidifies what you do know. 


Whether you’re studying last minute or a month in advance, studying for exams can be stressful. Remember to take breaks, stay hydrated, and give yourself a reasonable time to sleep. Be reminded that you are not just a number, and try to remain confident in your capabilities. Everything will be okay!