By Omry Shemesh
Although most students find themselves cramming for finals, it’s much better to study throughout one full week. Dartmouth Academic Skills Center suggests that students study for 20-50 minute periods and take 5-10 minute breaks in between.
Furthermore, when you have a hard time motivating yourself to prepare for finals, it may be in your interest to create or join a study group. That way, you and your fellow students can go over everything in order to figure out what you understand and what you still need to work on.
Junior Tomer Adar said, “I always meet with a group when getting ready for finals. The cooperation in a study group gives me a better picture of how I should prepare myself for a final.”
Moreover, your time is crucial during finals; therefore, it’s ideal to schedule. By scheduling, you’ll have a better idea of your time and you can prioritize the finals you need to study for most.
Last, but not least, many students reject the notion that better sleep leads to better results. These students can’t be any further from the truth. According to WebMD, people need to go through a completed cycle of sleep in order to function well. In light of this, the longer a person sleeps, the better they sleep. Taking this into consideration, when the body is completely rested, it functions better – leading to better results in finals.
I hope these tips will help you as this time of horror is approaching. Good luck on your finals, and to all a good night!