There are only a few weeks left in the semester, but it is not too late to prep for success when it comes to finals.
Here are a few tips to help get you started:
- The best way to actually start studying is to change the way you think about taking tests. Keep in mind that an exam does not reflect your self-worth and does not determine your future. When perceived in this light, test taking is a lot less threatening. Remember that this is only a test, there will be others, and you will survive them all.
- Instead of attempting to cram dozens of intricate details into your skull, try grouping items by main concepts first. Once you have the main concepts down, then you can add more details later—and they will seem a lot less overwhelming.
- If you don’t have enough time to cover all the material for an exam, choose one portion of the lecture material, preferably the one that the professor has emphasized throughout the semester, and know it backwards and forwards.