1. Write down every assignment that is needed for each class you have. I think it makes things seem less overwhelming when you write down assignments. If you do, then you know how much needs to be done and the appropriate deadlines. Using a calendar is helpful and no one ever died from being organized.
2. If you have a job take some time off. I’m sure your manager will understand because most of them know what it’s like to be a college student and to study for finals. There’s a time for everything, but education comes first. You didn’t spend money on tuition for nothing.
3. Take as many notes you can for the final and then turn them into flashcards or a game. For students who learn visually, taking notes then having to read them over and over again can be a drag. So your best bet is to make flashcards or a game like Jeopardy. Not only are you studying, but you’re having fun, too. You can do this for each class you have or just the class that you’re having trouble with. Also, if you decide to do flashcards, get flashcards in neon colors. These colors will pop!. It will draw attention to your eyes and help you focus. Also, you can’t go wrong with Jeopardy or Monopoly, especially when you add prizes to the mix.
4. Study with a group of friends. They can help you with information you’re having trouble with and also you’ll be helping them out, too. Plus, you’ll be having fun while studying. Just remember the keyword: STUDY!!! No “lollygagging.”
STUDY, STUDY, STUDY!!! Study as often as you can, but also know when to give you and your brain a break. Happy Studying!!
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