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Tips for final preparation

December 12, 2012
Holden High School

by Troy Martin

Newspaper Class


Whether you like it or not, finals are right around the corner, and for most people the only studying they’ve done is their regular class work.

But don't stress. There are many ways to prepare for the finals that don’t involve pulling an all-nighter the night before the test.

 First, start early. Preparation for finals should begin earlier than the day before the test. Get started at least a week before the test. This gives all the information time to sink in and actually be remembered.

Second, get organized. Start by outlining a daily schedule of topics to review. Cover a small amount of material for each class each day.

Third, Sleep! You need at least seven hours of sleep a night to function. Tests are designed to make you think. If you are sleep-deprived, you won’t be able to remember any of the information you worked so hard to cram into your brain.

Last, stay calm. Do not panic at the exam! Even if at first the test looks overwhelming, remember to breathe. If a question seems too hard, answer all the questions you know, and then return to the ones you left blank. Remind yourself that you are prepared.

These are just a few strategies that can help students prepare for their final exams, which are December 19 and 20.  Time’s running out and you should be getting started right now! So stop reading this and go study!

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