Preparing for Finals

Nov 26, 2019


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TimelineBefore the Final: Prepare

KNOW THE EXAM: the content, format, and % of final course grade DISCONNECT: limit distractions (social media, texting, emails, Netflix). decrease work hours, say NO when needed

STUDY EFFECTIVELY: make a study plan, review previous exams, take a practice exam under exam conditions, explain concepts to others, study in 50 minute blocks, use resources, overlearn material

FIND AN APPROPRIATE SPACE TO STUDY: quiet and free from distractions

STAY HEALTHY: exercise, take study breaks, avoid stressful people, limit junk food/stimulants, get plenty of sleep, drink plenty of water

On the Day of the Final:

GET READY: be well-rested, dress comfortably, eat a light breakfast, bring exam materials

GET SET: arrive early, use restroom before exam starts, take deep breaths, think positively, be excited to demonstrate your learning GO: read directions carefully, write down key concepts at the top of the exam, start with what you know, double check your answers

After the Final:

CELEBRATE! now is the time to relax; watch your favorite Netflix show, eat some HeavBuffs or your favorite food, and prepare for the holidays

Download the Final Preparation Sheet and calendar here! 
Still have questions about preparing for finals?
Schedule a learning consultation at the ARC!