Ah, finals. The time of sleepless nights, overdosing on coffee, and stressing about how much your GPA will drop after your grades post. Although I've been out of college for a few years, the thought of what finals did to me every year still haunts me. From giving me severe anxiety to making me actually open up a book and aggressively flip through its pages, finals are the time of the year we all seem to love to hate so much. No matter how knowledgable you are of your subjects, having tips to help you study faster for your finals is something that we all could benefit from.
During my college years, trying to balance all of my classes, on campus and community activities, and work two jobs made it difficult for me to focus on studying for tests. When finals came around, I was usually scrambling to pull off the grade that I needed in some of my difficult courses to just pass the class. While joining study groups were my saving grace in most cases, knowing a few tips to improve my study habits and how quickly I was retaining the information was a major key.
If balancing everything going on in your life with studying for finals is as difficult for you as it was for me, try implementing these nine tricks and tips to help you land the grade you need.