Useful study tips...in our opinions
Published: Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Updated: Tuesday, April 26, 2011 10:04
To avoid end-of-semester hair loss, opinion writers have composed this list of study tips to help guide readers through the terrors of finals week. Or, the finals high sea as Andrew Friedgen (the pirate) calls it.
Sara Gottwalles: Depending on the class, re-writing notes can be helpful. Sometimes note cards and study groups are effective, you just run into the problem with groups of getting off topic. I really like to use a mnemonic trick for things I need to remember.
Andrew Friedgen: I don't really study. Learn it all the first time. Finals week is all about loosening up though— like a pirate.
Mandie Rainwater: I just pay attention in class. Put down the damn phone and attend class.
Chelsea Seeley: I tend to go over my notes a lot and study from past quizzes or tests if the professors give them back. Note cards also work when it comes to remembering vocabulary and key terms.
Chel Freeman: Turn your Internet off or go somewhere where there is no Internet access to distract you. Other tips would be to highlight notes according to what the professor says will be on the exam or what she/he has stressed in the past. Sometimes study groups are helpful, but only if you're studying with a group of people who have actually done well all semester.
Rashai Lee: Study each day before the test, for a few days. Don't study the night before the exam because your brain will not retain all the information. While studying, make sure you take a five minute break, that way you won't overwork your brain.