Checklist for final exams — study tips for college students

Final exams are just around the corner, a time all college students live in fear of. Whether this is your first experience with finals or your 500th, there are some test preparation steps you can take, and some study tips you should know, that will help you be better prepared.

Our study tips will keep you from praying for an A in your finals. (Credit: Cheezburger.com)

Our study tips will keep you from praying for an A in your finals. (Credit: Cheezburger.com)

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10 study strategies to ace your final exams

For your midterm exam or final exam, you need effective techniques to tackle the material. More than just reading over the notes you took in class, you need study guides that encompass the work you did the entire semester and that organize the material you might find on your final exams.

Follow our study tips when preparing for final exams. (Credit: memejelly.com)

Follow our study tips when preparing for final exams. (Credit: memejelly.com)

Here are 10 college tips for study strategies to improve academics. Read more

Need some motivation? How to make yourself study

Having one of those days (or weeks or months) where you simply can’t seem to focus? When you need some motivation, but can’t seem to stop procrastinating, it is time to employ some DIY tips to help you knuckle down and get things done.

Follow our words of wisdom for study motivation. (Credit: Perry Binder)

Follow our words of wisdom for study motivation. (Credit: Perry Binder)

Read on for some how to make yourself study ideas that will get you whipped into a learning frenzy. Read more

6 tips to be prepared for college classes

“Be prepared!” is a motto not just for Boy Scouts — or the hyenas in The Lion King. A new school year is upon us, so how will you be prepared for class?

To achieve student success, being prepared is an important step. (Credit: Laughmoreabundant)

To achieve student success, being prepared is an important step. (Credit: Laughmoreabundant)

From study tips to dorm life to student health, here are six tips for college students to be prepared for college life and achieve student success. Read more

Top five questions to ask your professor before your final exam

Don't hesitate to ask for study help with your final.

Don’t hesitate to ask for study help with your final.

With the season for final exams rapidly approaching, college students can engage their professor for help or advice. Don’t be afraid to meet with your professor before a final exam. Don’t be intimidated or feel like he or she will think you’re dumb for asking for help. Obtaining personalized attention from your teacher affords you a student advantage in your academics and can improve your college GPA. Here are five questions to ask your professor before a final:

1. What’s on the final?

Yes, it’s okay to outright ask. Many times the professor will outright tell you—and even offer some study strategies. Read more

Final exam time: Last minute study tips to ace your exams

Don't let your final exam schedule get the best of you.

Don’t let your final exam schedule get the best of you.

If your final exam schedule is bearing down on you like a freight train with the breaks out, then you need some serious studying tips. Success with finals is about more than studying, though. It’s also about physical and psychological preparation. You have to eat right to keep up your strength and feed your brain. Make sure that you move your body to keep it toned and alert. Get plenty of sleep and psych yourself up for victory. Here are a few ideas to help you conquer your final exams.

Final exam studying tips

It’s natural to get stressed about finals but when you get stressed you can’t perform well. Everything shuts down and you can hardly remember your name let alone the answers to questions. Read more

Test taking tips for final exams: How not to fail

Planning ahead for final exam prep can ease stress and help you sleep better once finals arrive.

Planning ahead for final exam prep can ease stress and help you sleep better once finals arrive.

It’s final exam time again. You know what you’re supposed to do and what you’re not supposed to do. Don’t forget your test taking tips, practice good study habits, get some sleep and exercise. If you don’t want to fail all your final exams, disappoint your parents, waste your tuition money and become a bum, here are some study tips for college and a list of what not to do.

Don’t ignore the teacher. If you find some material confusing, get a consultation from the teacher; he or she is there to help. The important information you need to understand thoroughly shouldn’t be a mystery to you at this stage. Read more

Check out CengageBrain’s online tutoring

Your final exam is only one week away. You are still completely confused on how quantum physics works – as many are unless your name is Albert Einstein. You can’t sleep because you’re stressing out. And unless your professor is an insomniac, they are likely sleeping so it’s probably not a good time to call them for help. But you need help so what do you do?

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Final exam horror stories

What not to do during final exams. (Courtesy of Sneha Wadhwani)

What not to do during final exams. (Courtesy of Sneha Wadhwani)

Ever have that dream that you’re taking a test and you never studied for it? It’s a common occurrence of nervous test takers. Or what if you slept late, or went to your final exam in your pajamas? You know you have good study habits and have listened to all the study tips for college students. But what if the unexpected happens? Are you prepared? Here are some horror stories of final exams.

“The Dream” that you never studied for the test

A common dream for students is arriving on test day and realizing you never studied, never went to any classes or never even knew you were signed up for the course. Or, worse yet, that you arrived to class naked. Read more

Studying tips that will reduce stress: [Hint It’s about teamwork]

Study groups are effective as long as each member plans to stay focused and on topic.

Study groups are effective as long as each member plans to stay focused and on topic.

Whether it’s midterms, finals or quizzes that happen in between, you need studying tips to help you reduce stress and perform at your best. Time management tips are a good place to start. Nothing brings on stress like an impending deadline or a to-do list that’s crammed with high-priority tasks. But you don’t have to suffer alone. Try a little teamwork. Interested? Read on.

How to reduce stress

Learn how to work and play well with others. That’s right. Don’t suffer alone with your deadlines and final exams. Read more