With exams just around the corner, it’s time to rev up your study routine. This is the time we dread every year but have no other choice but to get through. Last year I wrote down some tips and hoped it helped you guys, so I thought why not continue the tradition.
- Be the explainer.
Explaining something to someone else is one of the best ways to determine what you have down cold, what you need to take a second look at.
- Get a study buddy
Have a friend make a study sheet for the final exam separately, then get together after you both are done and review the topics together. That way you are less likely to miss something.
- Turn the TV off and the music on.
Music can help you focus IF you pick the right songs. Forget brand new albums or your favorite songs that might break your concentration when you need to study. Instead, listen to music you already know all the words to, but don’t feel compelled to sing along.
- Can’t stop singing? Put everything to music!
See if you can make up new lyrics to your favorite songs that incorporate the formulas or historical dates you have to memorize. Things are a lot easier to remember with a good beat.
- Read it. Write it. Say it.
Go through your notes and pull out the key points by reading them, re-writing them, then saying them out loud. This method really helps some students commit facts to memory.