It's that time of year again. School is coming to a close for most students, meaning a wave of finals and AP tests to end a year worth of schoolwork and all-night studying. Along with being incredibly stressful, the end of the year is the most important time to raise grades one last time before summer hits.
As much as most of us prefer to be on a beach, rather than behind a desk studying for those classes, finals is the time of year that we all must face, whether we are prepared or not. To make sure you pass your finals, here are five foolproof methods to help you achieve your grade goal:
1. Form a study group.
Study groups can help jog memories much more than individual learning and make studying an overall more enjoyable time. Tricks they learned can be taught to you, helping not only your grade but their grade also. Multiple perspectives can also raise questions that you may have never thought of, more ideas on what to study and how to study and remember important information.
2. Find your go-to spot.
I can't stress enough how important it is to find an area that suits you to study and review material before finals week. Having "a spot" can train your brain to associate information with a certain surrounding, helping to jog your memory and further increase memorization. Whether it is your own room, a restaurant or a local library, having a spot to go to and study is overall beneficial your your mind and your grade.