6 Study Tips for Finals

Hey Eagles, it’s finals season! We know everyone’s busy stressing out and studying, but at the Union we are here to help. Here are 6 tips to help you do amazing on all of your finals!

Use your resources

The great thing about finals is that there is usually a study guide that comes with it. It is really important to use those study guides to help you prepare for your tests! If you have something like a presentation or portfolio, reach out to friends and see if they will give you feedback.  If your professor provides a study guide, then make sure you look over it. Don’t be afraid to ask your professors for help either! 

Stay Organized

It is important to stay organized when it is finals season. If you have 100 assignments and you don’t know when they are due, then don’t be afraid to use great organizational tools like Google Calendar. Also, make sure you utilize the calendar feature in Canvas, so you know what assignments are due on what date. Furthermore, use your class syllabus to your advantage; this will provide some additional details that might help you during finals season.

Create a Study Playlist

Having an effective study playlist can often help you focus better. Whether it be classical music, smooth jazz, or indie pop, music can be a really great way to help focus your mind on the task at hand. If you are unsure, try testing out different genres and see which ones help you focus better. Listen to whatever genre helps you stay focused!

Make the Most of your Class Time

Even though we only have one week of class left before finals week, it is important to utilize this time to ask your professor any clarifying questions you may have about the exam or project you have to do. Remember to ask your peers for feedback if you are turning in a presentation or portfolio, they might also be wanting feedback on their projects, so why not help them out!

Study with Classmates

Though we often want to study on our own, studying with a classmate or even in a group can oftentimes help more. By working with other people, you have the ability to further understand the material, get feedback, and even learn new perspectives on the subject!

Self Care

When studying for finals it is really important to take breaks. This can be seen in many ways (i.e., watching TikToks, eating a snack, taking a quick walk). Try to find a balance that works for you: for every hour you study, take a 30-minute brain break. Relax the way you want to relax and you will do great.

Good luck on your finals, Eagles! We hope you had a wonderful semester and can’t wait to see you back in the fall. For our graduating Eagles, we hope you had a great time here and we can’t wait to see where your wings take you!