Whether you are on quarters or semesters, it is the time of year where we all are studying for midterms and finals before we get our beloved holiday break. I have compiled a couple tips that should help you out!
- Get out of your room.
Go to a library or a local Starbucks to get some work done. Sometimes, all it takes is a change of scenery to get your smarts on.
- Take breaks.
I am not suggesting you take super long breaks that include watching all three Twilight movies in a row, but just stand up and stretch for 5 minutes. Or put on a great song and dance around until it ends. Just a couple minutes off will give you some time to clear your head.
- Drink Water.
I know energy drinks call to you this time of year, but by the end of the week, you are going to crash! Drink lots of water to stay hydrated and awake – and just limit the coffee and energy drinks.
- Don’t always study alone.
Some people just work best alone, but it is always great to find a study buddy to collaborate with for different ideas or go to a tutoring session to get some advice.
This is the HARDEST part about big tests, but it has been some of the best advice I have been given. If you cram 3 days before the test and then just review your notes the next couple of days, you will do better! Your brain needs the time to comprehend the material you are throwing at it. So make those flash cards in advance and use a couple days to just go through them!
Best of luck on your big tests!
Hayley is a junior at the University of Washington, studying communications, women's studies, and dance. She is co-captain of the UW Husky Dance Team and is active in the Miss America Organization. Hayley loves learning about the fashion industry and her and her mother's shopping motto is "if it fits us both, it's half the price!"
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