It’s that time of year again! The Spring semester is ending and Finals will be coming before we know it! To help you prepare for your
finals, we will be hosting our second annual Spring Finals Study Session. We will be hosting two sessions to make sure you get the chance to prepare as much as possible, and there will be upperclassmen (including Learning Center coaches) to help you with the subjects that are troubling you the most. The first Study Session will be on Wednesday, April 24 and the second will be on Sunday, April 28. Both of these events will take place from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM in the Commuter Lounge. Complimentary pizza and snacks will be provided for you to help you concentrate on your studies, and when you’re ready for a study break, there will be Apples to Apples and other board games there for you to play to give your brain a rest before you get back to studying. This will be a joint event with the transfer students, so this will be a great opportunity for you to get to know more of your fellow students on campus. For more information or to RSVP to this event, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are some study tips to help you prepare for your finals:
1.) Alternate your study spaces. Your memory will be more effective if you study in multiple different places, and it will help you retain more information
2.) Study in groups. Studying with friends (as long as you stay on topic!) is a great way for all of you to review and master the material.
3.) Make flashcards. Rewriting the material will help it stick in your mind, and using the cards will help you memorize the material more effectively.
4.) Test yourself. Taking practice test and quizzes will help you see what you have mastered and what you still need to work on, and it will help you relearn the material!
5.) Sleep! Getting enough sleep is not only important for your health, but it helps your brain rest and retain more information compared to cramming.
6.) Keep going to class. This may seem obvious, but this is a great way to keep the class material fresh in your brain, and participating in class is a good way to make keep the info in the front of your mind.
7.) Don’t immerse yourself in one subject. Instead of immersing yourself in one subject for hours on end, switch up the subject material every few hours. It’s less boring, you’ll learn more, and you’ll retain more information.
8.) Manage your time wisely. Make sure to stay organized and cut big projects into smaller ones to avoid procrastination. Studying a little bit each day instead of waiting till a few days before the test will be less overwhelming and more effective.
Information on these study tips is from the Huffington Post.