- Start studying early; about now for a final at the end of this month. Gather materials you believe will support you in studying: handouts, old tests, notes, power point presentations, and such.
- Try studying with a partner or small group. This is productive in terms of utilizing information sources. Others can fill in the gaps you may have in your understanding of something. It is also a great way to make studying seem less tedious.
- Use your textbook. You don't have to re-read everything, but it will help to peruse the material again; it may jar your memory to read the chapter questions or the subheadings within the chapter.
- Test yourself. Create your own test questions on the material. Have someone quiz you on the questions you created.
- Study a little bit each time you review the material. Allow yourself 20-25 minutes at each interval. You will be surprised at what you remember and how much you have learned.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
Studying for a Final
It is that time of the school year...semester finals. These are a very important part of the educational experience. Final exams give students a chance to show what they have retained over the course of the semester. For seniors, final exams give students a bit of a taste for what a regular college test may look and feel like. There are specific ways students can study for a final exam. The key is to be sure to study. Other tips include: