Finals are closing in and what am I doing to prepare? Honestly, nothing so far. Which is a really horrible answer, so don’t be like me and listen to how you should prepare for finals.
1. Accumulate all the material talked about over the course.
2. Focus on the material from the first few weeks first. If it’s math, as your instructor for more practice problems or worksheet from the beginning of the year and pick a few from each section to review. If it’s history, create a timeline of major events and connect them to the smaller events that were caused. Language Arts is memorization of terms that are important, make flash cards. For foreign language, speak out loud and looking at a mirror for your speaking final which is most likely part of the final.
3. Start doing step 2 about a week before finals, so you’re not cram studying the weekend and days leading up to the tests.
4. If you have projects assigned that are due the day of the final, work on them. Do not procrastinate because those projects are always worth way too many points for you to just make it up last minute.
5. Now that you’ve started studying, on the day before make sure to read through all the work you’ve done and reread your notes.
6. On the day of, read through your notes and mentally quiz yourself. Think of previous questions you missed, because chances are those questions will be on the test again.
Last but not least. 7. Make sure to eat before your test and take something to drink during it.
8. Rockstar the test and make everyone jealous because you read this post and knew what to do.
Chances are, if you study a little more than the average student and have slightly higher than average grades, you’ll do just fine. Don’t let the idea of this impacting your grade a ton scare or stress you out. Most people do just fine on finals if they’ve paid attention over the course of the class.
Make sure you take breaks and don’t totally overwhelm yourself. Breaks are good and necessary, if you take them, you’ll retain the knowledge better.
For your time, and a bit of humor to brighten your day, here’s a picture of a dyed sheep from Scotland.