With the midterms that are coming up, many students forget some tips that’ll help them survive finals. I asked students and teachers the same question-- what piece of advice would you share with students about the upcoming finals?-- and these were their responses.
- Manage your time
2. Prepare all semester
When Mrs. Schlafer was asked, she stated, “The key to being successful on finals is preparation all semester. If a student has completed assigned work and prepared for tests during the semester, they are more likely to be successful on the finals. Before the finals, students need to look over notes, review sheets, and old tests.”
3. Don’t Stress
Asking a student, Emma Eichelberger replied, “I would say to study a lot and to not stress out because the finals you take will not be the end of you. When you stress out, every situation gets worse.” Therefore, before your final, take a breath and relax. Also, make sure you study so you know your materials.
4. Get Sleep
According to Time’s Magazine, “Fatigued brains do not retain information, nor do they recall it well…. Adhering to a reasonable sleep schedule is the key to their effectiveness.” A good night's rest will always help you on your finals. Try to get to bed an hour or two earlier so you have longer to sleep.
5. Work Out
Huffington Post claims that “studies show that exercise boosts memory and cognition. Most recently, a study at Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany, showed that vigorous exercise helps prime the brain to learn new information.” Working out can be as easy as going on a jog or doing yoga for at least a few days before the exams.
Therefore, coming up into finals, always remember to manage your time, prepare, don’t stress, sleep, and work out. These important points will help you during the midterms.