As you can see in the picture, I've made a calendar to help me organize all of my classes and exam preparation. Using a calendar will limit procrastination and cramming (because we all know this doesn't work). Knowing your plan will also allow more free time and will save you a lot of "last minute stress."
2 | get “busy work,” assignments, & projects out of the way
By finishing these assignments, you will have much more time to study and will spend a lot less time stressing out.
3 | revisit old study guides or notes & hand write them
Typically, I make study guides for (almost) every test, going back and rewriting them is a great way to recall the terms.
4 | make flashcards- paper cards, or online
Making flash cards out of notes or study guides is one of the best ways (for me) to study and get all the terms down pat. It’s an extra memory boost to write terms on paper flashcards, but I’ve found that using Quizlet also very beneficial.
4 | know the information before you start studying with groups
Have most of the information and terms down pat before studying with friends. It will save you stress and the time spent with friends will serve as extra review.
5 | practice
Look for practice tests online, go over old tests, or buy a review book! Nothing is going to prepare you more than actually being tested on the content.
6 | take breaks
Study for an 45 minuets to an hour and take a 15 minuets break. Make sure to go outside, get exercise, and have healthy snacks.
7 | remove distractions
Put your phone on silent and in another room to limit one of the biggest distractions. Try to print notes and study guides to limit your time on the computer (which we all know leads to mindless browsing). Sit in an area that works for you- maybe it's in the silent library or a busy coffee shop
8 | be positive
You've worked super hard preparing for these exams. YOU CAN DO IT!