How To Prepare For Finals

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Midterms may have just ended, but it’s never too early to start preparing for the real challenge: finals.

If you’re like me, than studying is not your favorite past time, especially if senioritis has hit you as hard as it hit me. So with that in mind, it’s probably a good idea to start the final prep now, and here is how I am going to do that.

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Keep It Clean

Having an organized space with minimal items on it will help keep you focused. If you pull out everything you plan to study at one time, you will get distracted by the pile of stuff to do. Keep it clean by only having what is absolutely necessary.

Schedule Time

If you are, like me, a person that keeps a planner with them all of the time, it’ good to schedule in study time so it’s set in stone. I am not very motivated to do things that are not already in my planner, so it helps make it a set thing I must do.

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Set Goals

When you set a specific goal for what you want to accomplish in a study session, it makes it easier to get the work done. I am a huge fan of the to-do list, because it keeps me on track when my brain doesn’t want to function.

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Take Breaks

Spending never-ending hours studying and cramming is not a good idea. By starting this early, you can take more time and invest more into studying, so taking breaks is beneficial to your studying and mental health.

What are your tips for preparing for finals? Share them below!

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. Aishwarya S says:

    This is way more intense than what I do. I write down the syllabus. I decide on doing as per the toughness of the subject and prepare a schedule day wise. I’m very moody so I avoid timing everything otherwise it just tenses me. I loved your detailing. 🙂

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    1. I have to schedule everything because my memory is not as good as it used to be.

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  2. NiftyBetty says:

    I feel the pain! I don’t miss studying one bit! I definitely had a planner that looked like yours. I had to organize myself or I’d go nuts during exam week. These are good tips – especially the take a break part!

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  3. JessicaTakesontheWorld says:

    I procrastinate at studying way harder than I do anything else. It is so hard to stay motivated! Scheduling and goals does really help, thanks for sharing 🙂

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  4. solaonitiri says:

    This list would have saved me a lot of pain freshman year.

    x Sola
    http://www.lifestonedadventures.com

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  5. These are great tips. I remember how stressful it can be. For me it was a study room with 3-4 friends, my Jason Mraz playing on my ipod and random breaks wandering around campus, getting cheap food at mcdonalds or finding an excuse to go to walmart. The good ole days

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