November 2019, Opinion

Got study tips?

Final exams are quickly approaching! Although finals can be very stressful and overwhelming, there are some things you can do to make the process a little less stressful. Here are five tips will help you remember the material, focus more, and ease your mind when you began to stress out.


  1. Believe in yourself

If you try to study and you automatically feel that you won’t maintain all the information you need or you won’t pass because the class is hard then that will take away the confidence you need to pass a final. You must believe that you can pass and once you believe in yourself that will add that extra boost to understand what you are doing more.

  1. Be organized

Being organized can make things a lot easier for you. When talking about being organized then that consists of organization with notes you take, having a study schedule, and balancing your time. The notes you take should work for you. You should be able to understand your notes and adjust them to where you will be able to understand. Having a study schedule is crucial. Knowing when to start your work and take a break will equal out and it won’t be as stressful. Balancing your time and knowing when to focus on your schoolwork. Your social life is important, but your schoolwork is important as well.

  1. Have a study place

Having somewhere that you know will be good for you to sit and study with no distractions is something that is a must. Distractions are everywhere but having your own place will make you comfortable and focused.

  1. Consider a study buddy

This tip is optional. A study buddy may not work for everyone. Some people need someone to be with them for encouragement or just to feel like they are not alone. Having that friend that can go with you and study together can be very helpful.

  1. Understand what type of learner you are

This is important. Some people learn better by teaching themselves, but some people may be a guidance for a teacher or a friend. Some students may be visual learners who need to see the steps before they can do it on their own and some may need to read it and figure it out on their own.

Take into consideration these 5 tips as finals approach. Don’t let finals stress you out! They won’t last forever. Give it you all and finish strong!

— Breana Gambrell