Last minute study tips for Finals!
We hope your students have been preparing to take their Fall finals. Below are some tips to help them for this week and beyond, good luck to all!
Finals Schedule (School Dismissal @12:45):
Wednesday, 12/17: Periods 3 & 6
Thursday, 12/18: Periods 4 & 5
Friday, 12/19: Periods 1 & 2
Winter Break: 12/22-1/6
If for some reason your child is absent during one of these days please contact your child's counselor and teacher immediately to make arrangements.
See you in 2015!
- Start Studying in School: Good study techniques begin in the classroom as you take notes.
- Time Management: Break your studying up into a short amount every night. Most people can really concentrate for about 45 minutes. Then take a short 15-minute break.
- Chunking: Break large topics down into smaller ones.
- Study Techniques: Review notes and information from text books. Pay special attention to anything the teacher stressed in class (remember good note-taking)! If the teacher uses a study guide, make sure to fill it out completely and use it for studying. Another technique is to work with a study partner and take turns teaching each other aloud. Flashcards that summarize important facts or concepts may also help. For memorizing dates, names, and facts, use special memory triggers, read things over several times, and write down the ideas you need to remember.
- Don’t Procrastinate and Make Excuses: One way to avoid procrastinating is to stay organized. Keep your notes organized and stay on top of required readings.
- Studying in a Crowd: Study groups are helpful because you can make sure your notes are correct and that you understand the subject. You can work together to come up with ways to remember concepts and test one another.
- Make a Cheat Sheet: Make a cheat sheet, even if you can’t actually use it on the test. You’ll be surprised at how much you learn just by making the sheet.
- Know the Test: Know what kind of test you are studying for (i.e. – multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, true/false, essay, etc.).