Studying For Finals

by Stefani Lawless on December 03rd, 2013 in Surviving College, College Trends, Finals

The most dreaded week of a college student’s semester is approaching, finals week. With a fridge stocked of Red Bull and adderall on deck, you should be prepared, right? Wrong. While these two heavenly college study aids are anyone’s go to for studying, there are a few extra ways to make sure you ace that final. Being a college student myself, I know most of the time the studying is most likely crammed in. So, here are a few tips to help actually retain the information.

According to the Huffington Post, studying in chunks helps students retain the most information. So go study for 45 minutes, then get up and walk around or do something away from where you have been studying. This gives your brain a rest, in turn, helping you retain the information you just studied. You can also alternate study spots. Time management is also helpful. Set out the time you want to study and take your breaks.  Listening to classical music is also proven to activate your brain. I know, this sounds awful, but I have tried it and you usually do not even notice the music after about twenty minutes. There have been many studies done on studying and classical music, and almost all are proven it helps. Lastly, make it interesting. Coming up with any sort of riddle or phrase to help you remember certain things will help you on the test. Your teacher did not do that in kindergarten for nothing.

Good luck on your finals. Use these tips and remember to enjoy the booziest break of the year!

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