Preparing for Final Exam Season
Winter isn’t the only thing that has arrived in full force. Finals are here now, too, and there are some for your student to keep in mind.
- Change Locations – If you’ve been studying in your room, try moving to the kitchen or going to the library when you start to lose motivation. It can help bring a wandering mind back to the task at hand, and also potentially improve your memory of the material.
- Take Breaks – Research has shown that studying in small increments can help you retain information, so break up your study time into smaller sessions.
- Drink Water – Drinking coffee and energy drinks can dehydrate you. Mild dehydration can impair cognitive functioning and mental performance, so remember to drink pleanty of water.
- Don’t Cram – Cramming causes mental fatigue that impairs you from recalling information. Try studying a couple of weeks before the exam in small increments to retain the information better.
- Make a Study Group – Motivating each other and bouncing ideas off one another can be a wonderful way to study. It also brings someone else into the room which can break up the monotony of studying alone.
- Keep a Positive Attitude – A positive attitude goes a long way when studying. Having the right mindset will help you power through those long nights.
- Planning a Reward – A treat for after finals can be a great goal to work toward. When you start to slow down while studying, think about that goal!