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How to prepare for finals
December 13, 2021
Near the end of the semester, there is only one more important thing to do and the last thing we need to study for this semester: the final exam. The final exam is based on everything you learn in the first semester.
Final exams are on Monday, December 20, and Tuesday, December 21. Monday will be the odds (1, 3, 5, 7) period and Tuesday will be even periods (2, 4, 6). If you have perfect attendance and good grades, you win the reward of a final exemption, which you can use only for one class that you have a B or higher. So, don’t forget to use the final exemption on a class final you think you may struggle on.
There are so many methods to study for the final exam. By studying earlier for the final exam you have more possibilities to earn a better grade on your final. Freshman Ellie Aitken said, “My method for studying for finals is to start earlier and not wait till the night before. I will also be studying until I feel comfortable with the material that I am given to study.”
English teacher Kaelie Hanselman recommends “forming a study group with students from that class that are just as driven to pass as you are. When you get to pick your own study groups, you tend to stay more on task than with students you have to work with on a daily basis. Forming a study group in the library where everyone brings snacks and you all work on different subjects together is a great socializing and studying activity, so it’s always a win-win.”
Hanging out with your friends, but also studying is a double prize. Studying with other people can be beneficial because it allows other people to share their point of view on how to remember certain topics.
Sometimes looking over the material is not enough to help you understand fully. While studying for finals, some people remember topics and facts when they write it down. Writing the notes down can help it stay in your mind longer. As you write everything down, you are more likely to think of ways to remember things from a certain word or phrase.
You need to get prepared for the two stressful final days, but also don’t forget to rest or relax if that helps you. Good luck on your finals.