As final exams for the winter quarter are approaching. Finals week can be very stressful but they are ways you can showcase the knowledge and skills you acquired during the quarter. Preparation is a key to passing your final exams. Here are 4 useful tips on how to prepare for your finals.
- Review the material
Very often final exams cover all material taught during the quarter, you can refresh your memory by going through your homework, in-class exercise and past exams. Try to work on them on your own first, rather than defaulting to reference materials like solution manuals, google and other resources. This strategy will boost confidence in your aptitude for learning, while helping you remember and comprehend the material much more effectively.
- Practice on old exams
One of the most effective ways to prepare for exams is to practice taking past versions. This helps you get used to the format of the questions, and timing yourself can also be good practice for making sure you spend the right amount of time on each section.
- Brain Food
You may feel like you deserve a treat, or that you don’t have time to cook, but what you eat can really have an impact on energy levels and focus, so keep away from junk food. Keep your body and brain well-fueled by choosing healthy food options. The same applies on exam day, eat a good meal before the test.
- Sleep and rest well
Lastly, try to get enough sleep before the finals. You might feel the need to cram the night before the final but it is hardly the best strategy. You will be tired and fatigued, and your all-night session may not be productive. Instead, try to should study a couple of hours per day each day leading up to finals. Rest and sufficient sleep are your best friends if you are trying to memorize a lot of academic information for the finals.
Best of luck!