Exam crib sheet

Finals are finally here. Freedom is just on the horizon. With tests comes stress, but with good planning and studying strategies, that stress can be kept to a minimum. Here are a few tips to get you through the week.

· Start early. It’s a bit late for that advice, but really, don’t wait until the night before the final—give your brain more time to let the information sink in. Reading over old tests or creating flashcards (the traditional kind or in PowerPoint) will help more than cramming ever will. That brings us to …

· Sleep. An all-nighter might sound tempting, but sleep is actually more important than getting in that last fact.

· Take breaks. Stressing out won’t help anything. Watch your favorite TV show (just not all four of them), work out, grab coffee with friends. Then get back to the books.

· Resist the urge to party. We know, it’s easy to think, “Hey, I have a day off before my next final, let’s get loaded!” Quiet the little devil inside and turn instead to his smarter brother (or sister), who thinks working ahead for the finals to come is a much better plan.

· When it’s over, it’s over. No reason worrying about that question you missed or the essay you think you got dead wrong. There’s nothing you can do about it now. Set your sights on your next test and wait for the grades to tell you how you’ve done.

Source: upenn.edu

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