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With finals coming up we are all a little drained. It is getting harder and harder to get ourselves to stay on top of our work with the semester ending. Here are a few things you can do to stay focused, improve your study skills, and memorize information better.

  1. Staying focused is something that I think everyone struggles with at one point in college. It is especially hard when you do not care about what you are studying. One thing you can do to stay focused is set a timer on your phone for twenty minutes and then set it away from yourself. Tell yourself you are going to really focus until the timer is up and DO NOT look at your phone at all until the timer has gone off. Once it has gone off give yourself a ten-minute break and do it again.
  2. Improving study skills is something every person should try to do. Staying organized and putting time aside to do the work is one way that can improve your study skills. You also need to figure out a way to study that works best for you. Some people use flashcards but for me, I like to read my notes and discuss them with a friend to make sure I understand the information as much as I can.
  3. Memorizing information can be tricky. I know after I study for a long time my brain gets foggy and I start mixing up some of the information I already knew. The best way to give your brain a break is to take a nap. The nap should be short and only around fifteen to twenty minutes, no longer than that. Once you wake up you will be refreshed and will be surprised at how much information you know from when you were studying before the nap.

I hope these tips help with finals.

Good Luck!

Kelli Huffman

Youngstown '24

Freshman at YSU Published Author
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