Monday, April 27, 2015

5-Day Study Plan

It's hard to believe, but there are only two more weeks left in the semester before finals. It may feel overwhelming trying to finish final papers and projects, but make sure to give yourself a little time to prepare so you don't have to cram the night before an exam. Here are some tips on a 5-Day Study Plan!

When you first start studying, it may seem impossible to get through all of the material. Don't worry, here are some tips to stay organized and on track and the best part is, it will only take you about two hours a day!

  1. First, organize your materials. Gather all of your notes, handouts, and other miscellaneous lecture material and match it with the corresponding chapters of your textbook. It makes it much easier when it comes time to buckle down and study.
  2. Once organized, break your material down into four categories: A, B, C, D and assign a certain amount of material to each on. For example, if you have eight chapters of your Psychology textbook to read, make A chapters one and two, B is chapters three and four, and so forth.
  3. Choose some strategies for preparing, such as making flashcards or drawing a diagram. Then, choose strategies for review reciting main ideas from your notes without looking or explaining a concept to a friend. Everyone has different ways to study, so find the ones that work best for you.
  4. Now that you're organized, here's the study breakdown:
    • Day 1: Prepare Part A for 2 hours
    • Day 2: Prepare Part B for 2 hours, Review Part A for 30 mins
    • Day 3: Prepare Part C for 1.5 hours, Review Part B for 30 mins, Review Part A for 30 mins
    • Day 4: Prepare Part D for 1 hours, Review Part C for 30 mins, Review Part B for 15 mins, Review Part A for 15 mins
    • Day 5: Review Part D for 25 mins, Review Part C for 15 mins, Review Part B for 10 mins, Review Part A for 10 mins. Finally, wrap up your 5-Day Study Plan by testing yourself on all four parts.
That's all there is to it! Follow this easy study plan to help stay on track for your final exams. Best of luck!

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