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Final Exam Tips & Tricks

Exam schedule, study tips, stress busters, and ways to get help. Contact a librarian if you need help with research!

Final Exam Schedule

Study Tips

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  • Get enough sleep
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Study in a different place than you sleep
  • Avoid cramming, space your studying out over longer periods of time
  • If you can teach the material to a friend, you understand it really well!
  • Review your notes daily
  • Ask questions in class and go to your professor's office hours
  • Rewrite your notes and paraphrase important material
  • Allow yourself designated time for breaks
  • Take a deep breath!

Stress Busters

Breaks are an important part of studying. Research has shown that you are more likely to retain information by taking short breaks in between larger chunks of studying time, and breaking up your studying time over multiple days or weeks. Study early, study often, and study smart. 

Give yourself a ten minute break by doing one of these activities:

  • Take a walk
  • Look up cute animal pictures
  • Meditate
  • Color a picture
  • Start a puzzle
  • Read a short story
  • Stretch
  • Play a quick card game
  • Put on your favorite song and sing along
  • Watch a funny video