When Studying for Finals, Work Backwards!
Finals can often mean stress, frustration, and more than a few tears. The key to handling this time of year successfully is having a reliable game-plan. For example, when studying for big tests, the first thing to do is create your own calendar with each exam date. Work backwards from the date of the test, filling in the calendar with tasks that need to be completed each day with a specific time allotment thought out ahead. No one day should be too heavy. One day might look like: History – outline ½ of Chapter 5 (45 min, ) Spanish – make 20 flash cards (30 min, ) English – review key vocab terms (30 min.) Having a mapped out, day-by-day strategy is key to making sure that the work is done with calm focus and nothing gets missed.
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