Being a college student can be stressful at times. The pressure of partying, paying for tuition and keeping your grades acceptable all seem to hit you at once. When it's time for finals, the partying still does not stop. When you are done partying and having a good time with your social life, school is almost over. These steps will help you study for that final test at the last minute.
Turn your phone and any other distractions off. Distractions are probably the primary reason for you were not studying earlier to begin with.
Get focused. Do not just study for 5 minutes and then give up. Although most people believe that cramming for a test will not help, in the college world it does!
Set aside time to take small, quick breaks in between studying. It's too late to take 30-minute breaks.
Determine the information in your study notes and arrange them from most important to least important. Since you are studying last minute, you should also set aside the information and notes that you already know and focus more on what you don't know.
Use flash cards, the Internet, drawings and other methods to further help you with your "cram session."
Get a good night's rest. This is important so that you will wake up on time for your final examination.
On the day of your final exam, read over your notes on the way to the exam, and be prepared with whatever you need (pencil, paper) for your final examination.
- Studying beforehand is always a good thing to do, but in the time of need, cramming is not so bad.
- Do not cheat. If you do not know the information, then you just do not know it. Pay the consequences, and plan ahead to study next time.
Currently a full-time college student, Teronica Gaiter is an aspiring journalist, author and entrepreneur. Her passion for writing is manifested through a variety of mediums, including: newspaper and magazine articles, features, hard-news, poetry, fiction, biographies, short stories and essays. She also enjoys taking photographs, some of which can be viewed and purchased.