I didn’t come this far to only come this far.
It’s here again. This unwanted part of the year full of stress and sleepless night.
Yeah. Final exams.
I don’t know about you but for me, May is a month of examinations and constant rush. But as strange as it may sound, I kinda enjoy this period of time.
Maybe it’s because I like trying new things in my study process (I’m a big fan of studyblrs) and maybe because I like improving my self-discipline.
Here are my few tips on how I prepare for my finals.
1| I create study playlist
It’s scientifically proved that (classical) music helps to study. And when the science says that, it’s true, right?
To be honest, classical music is not my cup of tea but from time to time I play some Vivaldi and his The Four Season or Mozart. But mostly I play calm and instrumental music that will not distract me.
2| I use the right app
Have you ever heard about the Pomodoro technique? No? Then you should definitely give it a try. It’s a very helpful technique that improves your study process.
It resides in working more productively and know when to rest. You basically work 25 minutes and after that, you take a break (about 5 or 10 minutes).
There are a lot of apps that can help you to track the process and breaks. But I can highly recommend you Goodtime app. It has a minimalistic and responsive design. So, check it out.
3| I create a study plan
There is something magical about creating plans. They give you a good certainty and perspective.
So, I usually count the number of days which left until my exam and then schedule every topic on each day. I always leave some space for some free time and also revisions.
You can create your own paper calendar if you’re a visual type or just use Google calendar (I use this one). Find what suits you.
4| Drink drink drink
I think it’s not necessary to tell you how important is to keep your body hydrated. So, I never forget to have a bottle of water by my side. It doesn’t have to be the water but definitely something that will help you to stay focus.
5| Repetition is the mother of wisdom
I think we all know that. There always has to be some time for revisions. I usually use flashcards or read the text out loud. It helps me to keep the topic in my head.
And if you’re a fan of flashcards, you can try Flashcards app. It’s a very useful app where you can “download a lot of flashcards and start learning”.
What are your tips on preparing for finals? Let me know in comments.