Students share how they prepare for finals

A student is taking notes from a science lecture.

The days are getting shorter and the temperature is getting colder. That can only mean one thing. It’s getting closer to the end of the semester and finals week is approaching. 

The final exam schedule will be emailed out to students. So make sure you check your email in the coming weeks to know when your finals are. 

Finals can also come in a variety of forms and are determined by the professor in each course. These tests can include presentations, essays, case studies, projects, or a test.

So make sure that you know what is expected of you. 

A student is checking mistakes in a classmates paper.

“I prepare for finals by quizlets, note cards, and just studying and reviewing over multiple topics. I like going to the SSC because it is open 24/7,” Jack Driscoll said. 

Creating a study schedule well in advance will help you with your finals. Breaking  your study sessions into manageable chunks over several weeks will help you cover all the material.

Students say to identify  the most important topics and concepts that are likely to be on the final exam.  Focus more on these areas to help better understand the material. 

“I tend to spend a lot of time in the SSC, usually studying with my teammates or other friends on campus,” Noah Gershman said.

Studying with a friend will help you have a support system. So if you are confused you can ask them to help you.

Some students say to engage in active learning techniques, such as summarizing notes, creating flashcards, or teaching the material to someone else. These methods help reinforce your understanding.

For subjects like math, and science, work through practice problems and examples. Solving problems is an effective way to learn and apply these concepts.

Quiz yourself regularly to assess your knowledge and identify areas where you need to improve. Practice tests and past exams can be valuable tools.

“For tutoring you can go to the SSC. Tutors are normally down there. You can have a walk-in appointment or you can set up one through the app navigate. If you need help finding that you can go to your success coach,” Karlie Schnepp said. 

Tutors can help with last-minute review sessions, focusing on the most critical material that is likely to appear on the final exam. This can be especially helpful in the days leading up to the test.

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