Study tips #2

May 3, 2012

Studying for and Taking Final Exams

  • Organize your notes, handouts, readings and assignments that relate to what will be on the final.  Create a study checklist so you will feel confident that you haven't forgotten anything.

  • Estimate how much time it will take to review  for the final and then schedule the time in manageable chunks.  Include breaks.

  • Create summary notes of the important points of the class.  Create flashcards for definitions, formulas, people or events that you will need to memorize.

  • Generate a list of questions that you think could be on the test.  Review the questions from previous tests to help you anticipate.  Confer with other students in the class to get their ideas.  Pay special attention to any information the instructor has provided regarding the final.

  • Being prepared will help alleviate test anxiety. Here are some more tips for overcoming test anxiety.

  • Get plenty of sleep the night before and don't skip meals.

  • Bring whatever materials you need for the test.  Refer to your checklist.

  • Take your time.  Read the directions and each test question carefully before responding. 

  • If your test is multiple choice, review these strategies.

  • If your mind goes blank, skip the question and return later.  

  • Review the test for errors before turning it in.  

  • Keep breathing . . .




Last updated Mar 14, 2017 by sflores