Spring is here, which means students and teachers have their sights set on summer. Before the vacation can begin, there are finals. Final exams require students to show mastery on everything they learned this school year. It’s important to take the appropriate amount time to study, review and pinpoint areas that need improvement. A study plan allows students to get extra help if needed. Here are three steps to prepare for final exams.
Reviewing an entire year of content can be a daunting task. It’s crucial for students to begin the process as soon as possible. Allotting time for daily review makes it more manageable. Students can then flag areas they need extra help with.
FOCUS ON PROBLEM AREAS
Once students have reviewed their work, exams and notes for the year, they should make a note of which topics they struggled with. Then they can spend more of their studying time on these areas to help them master them before the exam. They can also let tutors or teachers know the specific areas they need to master.
Students should take advantage of extra review sessions hosted by their teachers at school. These are opportunities to work closely with teachers in smaller groups to focus on the material they individually need the most help with. If necessary, students should seek one-on-one tutoring. Some schools offer tutors, or students can find outside help from online tutors or learning centers. The key is to find the help to learn what they need to succeed on the final exam.
WEEK OF FINALS
Most students have many finals during the same week. If students have followed the previous steps, then this week should be about quick study sessions before each exam and rest. A healthy diet coupled with adequate rest helps students feel clear and focused during each exam.