With final exams on the horizon, it’s time to rev up your study routine. We collected some of our experts’ favorite study tips for getting through the toughest exams of the year.
1. Be the explainer.
Explaining something to someone else is one of the best ways to determine what you have down cold, what you need to take a second look at.
2. Have a study buddy? Don’t split the work.
Have a friend make a study sheet for the final exam separately, then get together after you both are done and review the topics together. That way you are less likely to miss something.
3. Turn the TV off and the music on.
Music can help you focus IF you pick the right songs. Forget brand new albums or your favorite songs that might break your conentration when you need to study. Instead, listen to music you already know all the words to, but don’t feel compelled to sing along.
4. Can’t stop singing? Put everything to music!
See if you can make up new lyrics to your favorite songs that incorporate the formulas or historical dates you have to memorize. Things are a lot easier to remember with a good beat.
5. Read it. Write it. Say it.
Go through your notes and pull out the key points by reading them, re-writing them, then saying them out loud. This method really helps some students commit facts to memory.