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Finals Week Study Tips

by Meghan Kowalski on 2021-12-01T09:00:00-05:00 | Comments

Photo of a latte on a wood desk with a laptop and text Study TipsFinals week is December 8-14. We are cheering you own and know you can ace those exams and final papers! Here are some tips to help you succeed!

  • Start Early: It’s never too early to start studying for finals. The earlier you start, the more time you’ll have review your notes and reading. Put study session time on your calendar and make sure you keep those appointments with yourself. 

  • Find Your Space: Everyone likes to study and work in a different environment. Find the ideal place for you. If you enjoy a bit of buzz, try working in the Student Center or coffee shop. If you like it quiet, visit the library (particularly in the mornings or on Fridays). Set yourself up for success by having everything you need on hand. Come prepared to work with your books, papers, computer, and other study tools. 

  • Go Airplane Mode: The internet is great, but it can be a huge distraction. If you find yourself scrolling through Instagram when you should be working, put your phone on airplane mode. You can also turn off all notifications for the duration of finals. The fewer distractions you have, the easier it will be for you to focus on your work. 

  • Sleep: Go to bed! Trust us. Cramming never works – sleep does. 

  • Get a Study Buddy or Two: Find a classmate or two and talk through your notes together. Bouncing ideas off of each other can help you remember the content better. 

  • Treat Yo’ Self!: After each study session, test, or paper due date, reward yourself with something you love. This can be as simple as an episode of your favorite show or your favorite snack. Rewarding yourself not only makes you happy, it gives you something to look forward to. 

  • Just Keep Breathing: Breathe easy and picture yourself in your happy place. You can’t be successful if you stress yourself out. Close your eyes, take a few deep breaths, and remember – You got this!  

Have a tip to share? Post it in the comments or share it on social media with the hashtag #FirebirdFinals.

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