In a few weeks' time, preparing for final exams will become a top
priority as students race to the finish line of the 2021/2022 school
year. For many, getting focused and making time to study are the biggest
obstacles. Some students would argue that studying is hard, but
ExamBank really simplifies the process, and meaningful review is part of
the deal for those who want the best outcome possible.
Here are some common problems and solutions to consider:
The problem: You don't know where to start - there's just too much to do!
The solution: Begin with those topics you find most difficult.
You'll likely want to put those off for later, but it's important to
start with the hardest and end with the easiest. This will allow you
time to talk to teachers, parents, or peers to get some assistance if
needed. Save the subjects or units you feel you already understand well
The problem: Your mind gets fuzzy when you try to study, and you don't retain what you're reviewing.
The solution: Don't overdo it by studying for too long at a time.
As a rule of thumb: Several hours of studying over 7 days is MUCH more
effective for digesting material than five straight hours of studying.
The problem: You don't know how to study.
The solution: Quiz yourself on ExamBank! It's available 24-7, has
an entire course review test, and it's simple to use! ExamBank is a
fantastic tool for end-of-year review. Other popular study methods
include trying to explain the concept to someone else, making
flashcards, and reviewing your notes.
The problem: You have good intentions, but are easily distracted.
The solution: Turn your phone off! Shut the TV down! Set the
timer for 20 or 30 minutes, and place your phone out of reach
(preferably in another room) until the timer beeps. Sounds simple... but
many students resist parting with their phone. Try it once to see what a
difference this one act can make.
The problem: You don't have any time.
The solution: Scheduling is a very important part of preparing
for your exams. You CAN find 10-20 minutes a day for studying! Make a
weekly schedule ahead of time to plan which subjects you'll study on
which days. Complete a few online practice tests on ExamBank. The tests
are bite-sized, you get instant results and solid explanations, and they
don't require a lot of time to complete.
The problem: You're convinced you do better when you cram all day and all night before your test.
The solution: Studies repeatedly show that a good night's sleep
and a healthy meal before the test are crucial to the best possible
outcome. Waiting to study until the night before means you likely won't
sleep well, and it doesn't allow you time to ask your teacher questions
if there's an area you don't understand. Start Now!
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