How to Study for an Exam
- Sep 6, 2019
Welcome back, Spartans! In honor of classes starting, and exam season in our near future, let’s begin this school year with a list of how to study for a hard exam.
1. Use a planner
Folks, you will be more organized if you have a planner. Whether it be a quick jotdown of things you need to accomplish on the daily, or an elaborate semester-long list of assignments and activities, knowing all due dates is crucial for doing well in your courses.
2. Make a Groupchat
Don’t know anyone in class? Totally fine! I’ve been in a lot of classes with zero friends and guess what? I met a lot of people through these courses. Make it a point to talk to one or two people in your class and ask if you can share phone numbers. Closer to the exam date, everyone can pitch in and complete a piece of the study guide or meet up. We all feel the grind, and we are in this together.
3. Start reviewing a week earlier
I usually do the best when I start reviewing material a week before an exam. Make sure you go through the learning objectives, lecture notes and homework.
4. Office hours/ Help room
If you don’t understand a topic and think there are holes in your knowledge after reviewing the information, it’s a great idea to go to office hours. Teaching Assistants are also available during help room hours.
5. Take a break
Your brain needs a break to function at maximum capacity. Go out to eat, sleep, or treat yourself for finishing that one problem set. Make sure you enjoy your time here!
6. Don’t stress too much about it
You have more to you than just your grades, you have an awesome personality and are a unique individual with the capability to learn from your mistakes. In the long run, this class is NOT going to stop you from reaching your goals!
Beyonce said it so it must be true.
7. This list of tips may or may not work for you and that is 100% fine!
Finally, there is no correct way to study for an exam. You are here to learn about yourself, how to study, and what you think is important.
Open adds end (8:00pm): 09/04/2019
Last day to drop with refund (8:00pm): 09/23/2019
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Have a fantastic year,