The College Workout

Study Tips for Exams

Amy Jasper Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Exam time is right around the corner for many students. Success in a class is typically a result of quality studying throughout the year, not just for the exam. The good news is it's never too late to attain or refine strong study skills. 

  • Create free simple learning tools for any subject using Quilzlet's (https://quizlet.com) flashcards, tests, and study games. I love this resource and it's useful from grade school to graduate school.   
  • Create a quiet clutter free space to study. If you find music helpful, use headphones.  Study groups tend to be more social than helpful so going it alone is usually best.
  • Throughout the semester, review all of your notes and re-read important passages in your text book.  Although you may sometimes find success in cramming, in the long run it is not in your best interest. In college, the volume of work not only increases tremendously but it is also harder. Cramming will not be your friend so break the habit now.
  • Have a healthy snack to keep you focused and not hungry or crashing after a sugar rush. Nuts, fruit, milk, and whole grains are some options. Chips, cookies, candy and caffeine are tasty but are not healthy snacks. 



 

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