By: Kayla Stephensen
Depending on the subject and difficulty of a class, there are many ways to study. Here are some suggestions that may help for various subjects:
- Reread challenging material
- Redo problems/questions that caused issues
- Rewrite notes
- Reread notes
- Explain concepts to a friend
- Draw processes or thought processes for problems
- Use YouTube videos to relearn or further ingrain ideas (I like Crash Course and Bozeman Science)
- Use a whiteboard and write as much as you know about a topic and then check your knowledge
- Write out definitions for terms learned
- Study in a quiet place without interruptions
- Take breaks when attention depletes
- Study material starting a week or more before harder exams and a couple days before easier exams.
- For projects due the day of exams, divide up the work required evenly based off of time available after school and days until the due date
- Ask questions about anything forgotten over the semester.
Just before exams
- Go over material that was forgotten to keep it fresh
- Sleep well the night before
- Eat breakfast in the morning–if you usually do
- Breathe and trust the process
- Skip unknown questions and come back to them. Don’t waste time on questions that just aren’t known.