How to Prepare and Study for Finals

All you want to do is go home. However, there is ONE hurdle in your way: finals. It’s that time of year again.

Finals season. What is the most efficient way to prepare and study for finals? Well, I suppose it depends on the final. Is the final a take-home essay, or is it a final exam? How does one go about each? Here are the tips I generally follow. Final: Exam 1. I begin by considering all the material I have learned throughout the course.

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2. Then, I go through my notes and decide what information I have a good grasp on, what I think I know, and then what I need to study more to understand fully. (I will use different colors to denote each). 3. I will then rewrite my notes, using colored pens, highlighters, etc.

(colors make everything better!) each day as my study tool. 4. The day of the exam, I go through my notes once more, by simply reading through them, and practicing areas that may still need some clarification. Final: Take-home Essay 1. I begin by reading the prompt, underlining/ highlighting the key points of it. 2.

Then, I outline my thoughts. 3. Afterwards, I go paragraph by paragraph and write each. Typically, I write my body paragraphs before my introduction and conclusion since the boy paragraphs dictate the thesis, etc. 4. Lastly, after I have written the paper, I will go back and edit, edit, and edit! I hope these tips are helpful! Good luck to those with exams and essays!