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Peparing for the Final Exam

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Peparing for the Final Exam

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So in about one month students will be facing their final exams. And that means that it is time to start preparing themselves mentally for the exams ahead. If they are taking four courses, then they probably have to write four final papers; review notes from 4 to 5 different lectures. Finish reading a number of different books and find time to prepare for their finals. It can seem overwhelming, but if the students start preparing themselves now, they will feel a lot better about getting everything accomplished. Here are 5 ways to help students prepare their mind and body for a successful final exam season. One of the best ways to prepare for finals is to spend time studying for the tests that carry the most weight. Not all final exams and papers are weighted the same. Make sure students know what percentage each paper or final exam is worth to their grade. That will give them some perspective on how much time they should designate studying for each class. Another way is to design a study schedule and stick to it. Make a commitment to spend at least an hour a week to focus on the final exam. By setting aside time now to focus on the final exam, they are preparing their mind for what’s ahead. And they will also find areas that they have questions about. This will provide them plenty of time to get answers from their lectures.

Spend time reviewing class notes. This is another way to prepare for their finals. They should spend at least one hour per class reviewing class notes. Highlight all the areas that are important, and look at the syllabus to narrow down the key areas they should spend their time studying. By simply going over all their class notes, they will get a good overview of the specific areas they should start studying. As a conclusion, students should start preparing for their finals a few weeks in advance so that they will be nurtured mentally and physically. They above states a simple yet effective ways on ways to prepare for final exams.