4 tips to help you study for finals week

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It’s officially finals week, and it can be pretty stressful if this is your last chance to raise our grade. Here are 6 ways to help you this finals week.

  1. Use Quizlet 
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Quizlet is a great option if you want to study some terms and not get bored flipping through note cards. Quizlet has an option on their website that lets you play games while also studying. It’s also a good way to study if your someone like me and doesn’t like to study by just going over my notes.

       2. Make an outline of your study guide to give your study session more structure.

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I find it easier to process my thoughts writing them down, so if you are like me, this is a great tip to help you plan out your study time right. This will also help you if you decide to also use the pomodoro technique to study. This step will make your studying feel less overwhelming because you already planned out what you need to study.

      3. Use the Pomodoro Technique 

What you do is that you work for 25 minutes, take a 5 minute break, work for 25 minutes, and after 4 rounds of 25 minutes, you take a 15-20 minute break. This technique is great if you procrastinate because while your working, you also give yourself time to wander off and check Instagram or get a snack. 

    Some benefits of this technique is that you can cut up big tasks into smaller portions which can make a big task more manageable. It also makes it less likely to skip meals, sleep, or have a social interaction, These are all key factors to make sure you don’t become a studying robot.  

    There is also an app free in the App Store (iPhone) and Google Play Store (Android). Click the link below to download.

App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/clockit-the-pomodoro-timer/id1126290740?mt=8

Google Play Store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tatkovlab.pomodorolite&hl=en 

       4. Create a study playlist

Music is something we all listen to. Sometimes, it might even help us focus with the right music. Music without lyrics is the best type music to help you focus while studying. If your listening to your favorite song playlist, you might get caught up by the lyrics and the next thing you know, you’re singing and dancing along to the music. There is plenty of great song playlists on YouTube, Pandora, and Spotify. It is just a matter of doing some research to see which playlist helps you focus.

Good luck to everyone taking finals in the next few weeks, and I hope these tips help you. If you have any tips that work for you, comment them below!!

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