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Test prep: Make the most out of your study time by following these study tips

Monroe Community College Students Studying. (Courtesy of David Maiolo)

Monroe Community College Students Studying. (Courtesy of David Maiolo)

Whether you’re a first-year college student or a seasoned veteran of finals, you know that studying is a major part of being in college. If you learn to master your study techniques, you won’t have test anxiety when exams come around.

Grab your course syllabus, Smartphone, your tennis shoes and a snack, and follow these study tips to prepare yourself to ace that big exam!

Be proactive about studying — it’ll save you a lot of stress

Look at the course syllabus; chances are the dates of the exams are listed. Take a moment to write those dates in your planner. Now, leave yourself a reminder about a week and a half before the exams to get an early start by looking over your notes and quizzes. Read more

Final exam time: How to study and top 10 ways to blow your finals

Finals seasonAack, it’s that time of year! The summer sun is calling, but before we break for freedom, there are those needling final exams to get through. The final exam torture routine includes all-night study sessions and copious amounts of Red Bull. We scour study tips and test taking tips in the hopes of gaining a few extra points on our tests. Often we know what we’re supposed to do — practice effective study habits; get a good night’s sleep. But there are plenty of things we should not do. Here are some fool-proof ways to bomb your finals (that you should probably avoid!): Read more

Top 10 ways to relieve stress during (and after) finals week

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De-stress with meditation (Photo by lululemon athletica)

Maybe you are in finals week right now and totally stressed out. Perhaps your final exams are quickly approaching and you are overly anxious about these tests. Or, you may be completely finished with this term, but you still feel stressed about how you did on your exams. Well, stop worrying! Instead, follow these top 10 tips and learn new ways to relieve stress during and after finals week.

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Top ten ways to manage time when studying for final exams

Managing study timeFinal exams are just around the corner for most of us and, in addition to really learning the material you’ve been taught all semester, you should learn how to manage your time so you get those top grades you’ve been working hard for. To help you on your way, here’s a top ten list of hints for staying on track as you get down to business.

  1. Make a schedule and stick to it. It may not be possible to plan every minute of your day around studying for final exams, but do your best to try! Read more

Organization tips for student success in college: It’s time to create new habits

Organization tipsNow that you’re in college, the term papers and projects that you create can be a source of anxiety — but they are also an invaluable opportunity to hone your skills in research, organization and presentation. Although you may never use the concepts of algebra in your future career, you will need to demonstrate your ability to meet deadlines, collaborate and communicate every day of your professional life. Being organized is key to achieving student success in college — so here are a few organization tips to help you get started. Read more

Group projects and team presentations — How to make it work

Group projectsCollege is a learning experience, right? You’ve already learned how to sleep with someone snoring across your dorm room, and how to make the most of your meal plan at the campus eateries. But what about how to make it work when it comes to a study group or team project? Odds are at least one professor is going to ask you to work within a group structure at some point during your college career. If you want to make group projects a success, read on for some tips. Read more

Top 10 study tips for college midterms and final exams

It may seem like you just moved into your dorm room, met your roommate, unpacked your clothes and attended your first big lecture. But, guess what? You’re already almost halfway through this term of classes, and that can only mean one thing — MIDTERMS!!!!

One of many study tips for college to keep in mind. (Credit: Quickmeme)

One of many study tips for college to keep in mind. (Credit: Quickmeme)

Although this concept has been known to drive people to the brink of sanity — mostly due to lack of sleep, caffeine consumption, and stress — rest (pun intended) assured that you can survive these daunting exams! Read more