Greetings dear peacocks,
A week from now we will all be taking our finals. I know how it can be a frustrating week and exhausting experience if one is not properly prepared.
So, for that matter here are some tips for preparing for finals;
REVIEW TESTS, QUIZZES, AND HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS
Many comprehensive final exams include some of the same questions from the tests and quizzes taken throughout the term. Therefore, it’s important to review the questions and answers from these tests and quizzes.
CREATE STUDY CARDS
You probably are familiar with flashcards from elementary school. These types of cards are quite useful in college. You can create cards to study important terms and concepts, formulas, and even quotes from reading assignments.
FORM A STUDY GROUP
Study groups can be great resource when studying for finals. You and your study partners can help each other with difficult concepts or problems; you can compare notes, and help each other identify the correct answers from past quizzes and tests. Each student can bring in two practice questions and the group can work together to answer the questions and review the accompanying material. BE CAREFUL-Make sure the group stays on track and you have accurate information
EXPLAIN THE COURSE MATERIAL TO A FRIEND OR ROOMMATE
Friends and roommates can be helpful in preparing for exams. A simple way to review for an exam and check you understanding of the material is to practice explaining the concepts to a friend or roommate. If you are able to explain a concept or formula to a friend, chances are you understand the material and will be able to address the information on an exam.
At the same time, I want to remind all students to remember what to do on the day of your exam.
1. ARRIVE EARLY. Know the location and time of your exam. Arrive early to get enough time to settle down before the exam starts.
2. BE AWAKE FOR THE TEST. Get a good night’s sleep, shower, chew gum, or have a caffeinated drink.
3. EAT A SMALL BREAKFAST. It’ll be more difficult to concentrate if you’re hungry. Don’t eat anything that may upset your stomach. Eat small portion just to give you energy to keep going.
4. BRING EXTRA WRITING UTENSILS. You never know when your pencil is going to break or your pen is going to run out of ink.
5. BRING ALL ESSENTIAL TEST MATERIALS.
6. GO TO THE BATHROOM. Self-explanatory. This is another precaution to minimize distractions during the test.
7. WEAR COMFORTABLE CLOTHES. You’ll want to be comfortable taking the test
8. BRING ANY NECESSITIES. Bring a water bottle, tissues, cough drops, etc.
9. LOOK OVER YOUR NOTES. Review important information again before the test to refresh your memory.
10. IT’S JUST A TEST. Remember that you studied hard and have confidence in yourself.
I hope with all the tips and these reminder will help you to do well in your finals. And this is your final battle before counting down for summer break. So, breath, relax and perform.
BEST OF LUCK,