Tips and tricks to prepare for finals

Diego Palomares

Crimson Chronicle Reporter

It’s almost time for winter break to start. But before we relax, it’s important that we end our first semester on a positive note by doing well in our finals. Here are some tips that can help you feel confident and prepared for the exams.

  • Stay Focused 

Avoiding any type of distractions like your phone is something very important that must be done. Putting your phone on airplane mode can help you avoid texts and phone calls. It will allow you to focus and be more productive during your study sessions.

  • Find a good spot to study 

It’s crucial to find a place that you are comfortable with in order to study. Going to a library is one of the best options because it’s very quiet and you can keep away from any type of disruptions. Where you choose to go is up to you, just keep in mind that the better your spot is, the more successful you will be on your exams.

  • Ask for help

If you’re struggling with a certain topic, you should ask your teacher for help. Stop by their class during office hours or send them emails regarding any questions you have. Not only will this help you understand more, but it will also help you establish better connections with your teachers.

  • Test your knowledge 

Once you’re done studying, you should try to create a practice exam to test yourself. A practice exam is useful because it allows you to see what you understand and what you don’t. By knowing this, you can determine what topics you will need to devote more time to.

  • Take Breaks 

Staying focused is definitely important, however, you must also take breaks between your study sessions. Your break should be between 10-15 minutes, but avoid using your phone because it will most likely prevent you from going back to work. In order to relieve yourself from stress just stand up, stretch your arms as well as your legs, and take deep breaths.

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