STUDY TIPS

ALL NIGHT ROAD TRIP STUDY TIPS


DID YOU KNOW.....

  • Cramming Never Works? You will do better on your exam than if you hadn't studied at all, but you'll most likely forget most of what you've crammed.
  • Cleaning Your Work Space Can Help Fix Study Fatigue? De-cluttering your study space can de-clutter your mind!
  • Inch By Inch Life Is A Cinch? Set bite-sized goals in your study habits to prevent yourself from being overwhelmed.
  • Studying Out Loud Can Jumpstart Your Memory? Studies show speaking or mouthing what you need to remember can help you recall it 12%-20% better than if you hadn't!
  • Multitasking Doesn't Help? Your levels of concentration are significantly lower when you spread yourself thinly amongst your activities.
  • Testing Yourself Is More Effective Than Re-Reading?You'll learn the material faster and retain it longer if you do a little Q&A.
  • Caffeine Can Stress You Out More?If you're having big anxiety issues, alcohol and caffeine can make it worse.
  • All-Nighters Are'nt Helpful If You're Not Sleeping? While you may be really studious, you'll compromise your test taking skills on exam day if you don't rest your brain enough!
  • Taking Exercise Breaks Can Keep You Focused? It pumps your endorphins to help your brain feel refreshed and feeling good!

HELPFUL TIPS

  • Identify and List your Priorities
  • Plan Sufficient Time for Study: For Every Hour in Class, Study for Two Hours
  • Plan Study Blocks: Reach Optimum Efficiency by Scheduling 50-90 Minute Study Periods with 10-15 Minute Breaks
  • Make Sure to Give your Body Time to Rest and Eat Well-Balanced Meals
  • Be Realistic with your Study Time - Leave Room for Last Minute Problems and Don’t Pack your Schedule Too Tightly
  • Take Full Advantage of Campus Resources – Both the Titan Student Union and Library are Open 24 Hours During Finals

TEST TIPS: PREPARATION

Consider using some of the following tools when preparing for exams:
  • Flash Cards
  • Highlighting
  • Outlines, Lists, and Charts
  • Study Groups and Study Review Sessions
  • Tutoring

TEST TAKING STRATEGIES

  • Arrive on Time to the Test
  • Preview the Test
  • Read Directions Carefully
  • Attempt Every Question
  • Review the Questions and your Answers

TIME WASTERS!

Be Aware of these Time Wasters and Try to Avoid Them When Studying:
  • Interruptions and Unplanned Visitors
  • Watching Television
  • Personal Disorganization
  • Procrastination
  • Web Surfing, Email, and Social Media

Good Luck on Finals!

General Test Taking Strategies
Multiple Choice and True/False Test Taking Strategies
Study Schedule Tips


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