5 Study tips for exam week


Make a Quizlet:

Quizlet offers all sorts of options for people who like interactive ways of studying. Many people make flashcards and things of that sort, but quizlet offers a flashcard option as well as a matching, fill in the blank, practice tests, listening and games. This allows for a wide range of study options for all types of people, especially those studying a foreign language. A quizlet helps to get down memorization quickly and easily for all those tricky vocabulary terms, whether it be for English, language, science or history. Also, quizlet has a sharing option, so you can help out your friends and study together.

Watch Youtube Videos:

Youtube is an excellent resource for those who are audible and visual learners who don’t get as much out of the go-to studying ways. There are all sorts of channels that explain information visually in a different way than a teacher might have in the classroom, so for those who didn’t understand or remember the lesson, there are multiple teaching styles available if you know where to look. A popular channel is John and Hank Green’s Crash Course, including series of World History, U.S. History, Big History, U.S. Government and Politics, Anatomy and Physiology, Chemistry, Psychology, Ecology and Literature.

Eliminate distractions from your study area:

If you’re surrounded by video games and pictures and getting texts every other second, you’re never going to get anything done. Clear off your desk and turn off your phone to get the most efficient study time in before your tests. Studying will be pointless if you don’t give it your utmost attention because then you won’t comprehend your work. If you’re distracted by your study space, then clear it up and get to work.

Take notes while you study:

Sometimes to study people will need to read a textbook or a “condensed” crash course or a book for English, but just reading will not be enough. After each paragraph, write in the margins or on a sticky note a summary of what you read to make sure you comprehended it. If you decide to watch a video, take notes on what it’s talking about, not only to force your mind to understand it but to also have tangible notes to look back on quickly in your freetime in class. If you try to just absorb the information without taking notes whatsoever, there will be a good chance you will miss something important.

Form a study group:

Work with your (studious) friends. Almost everyone has at least one exam to study for and being surrounded by your friends might make it a little less unbearable. It helps if your group takes the same class so you can trade notes and information and help you out when you don’t understand something. Even if they aren’t studying for the same class as you, they can help you stay motivated and keep you on track for that A. Also, during exams it’s hard to spend that desired time with your friends so getting together is a great idea, even if not the most ideal. If your friends will not help you out and distract you from your goal then find different ones to study with. After all, it is a study group, so make sure you help keep your friends on task.