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Guide for finals preparation

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Math teacher Spencer Stiglets (right) helps a student after school about a math problem.

First semester finals are coming up, and many students have different strategies to review for the test.

Finals do take a lot of studying, but there are ways to spend your time efficiently, and not cram everything at the last minute.

Some people try to motivate themselves when studying. Sophomore Sammy Kifle said, “When finals comes to mind, it means whether we’re gonna pass or whether we’re gonna go to college, and so that’s what I study for.”

Getting review sheets, making notecards, asking teachers for specific questions, and just looking over old exams and assignments are key to reviewing.

Related story: Plan now to do well in school, life. 

According to teenvouge.com, the following are the ten essential study tips for final exams:

Math teacher Spencer Stiglets (right) helps a student after school about a math problem.
Serafina Urrutia | Hawkeye
Math teacher Spencer Stiglets (right) helps a student after school about a math problem.
  • Understand your goals.
  • Prioritize the tests that matter the most.
  • Clarify the content and format of your exams.
  • Aim to begin studying at least one month in advance.
  • Learn how you study best.
  • Take snack breaks.
  • Know when to stop studying.
  • Get a good night’s sleep.
  • Naturally energize yourself the morning of the test. 
  • Relax. 

Finals is on Jan. 22-23. Click here to see the full schedule during finals week. 

 

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