Final year in the university has always being a nightmare. Now they are almost here, and you can’t afford to show up unprepared. Even if you’ve been studying like crazy, the stress and busyness of finals week can make it a tricky time. And you want to be prepared for anything that can happen, right? You have to be informed about everything - from the location and time of exam to the type of questions, so that you don't take it too serious or not serious enough. That’s why it’s important to ask these vital 15 questions. They’re guaranteed to keep you from feeling confused and caught on the hop on the big day.
1. Will it be an open-book test?
You don’t want to waste your time memorizing facts that you can simply look up in your textbook. Still, using a book in the wrong course can get you an F for cheating. Ask this up front to save your skin.
2. Can we bring notes?
Like with the book, it’s wise to know if you can use study aids on your final. Also, it’s good ...
No matter what your major, it’s likely you have between 50-200 pages of reading to get through every night of the week. Especially, when the end of semester is coming, with final exams and projects ahead. For those of us who are slow readers, that can be pretty daunting, especially considering that there are lots of other things that have to be done (think “laundry” and “cooking macaroni.”)
Did you know there are actually ways that you can improve your reading and retention speed without buying some weird As-Seen-On-TV program? Here are the best speed-reading hacks that actually work.
Scan for keywords
Look for keywords and new vocabulary, which are usually in bold or italics. Then, read the sentence before and after. You’ll have a better idea of the overall gist of what is happening and be a leg up for the quiz.
Skim through each page for a maximum of 10 seconds, looking only for the main ideas of the page. When you get to an idea that is new ...
If cable television teaches us anything, it’s that survival only requires a knife, a bungee cord, and the ability to eat things that are super-gross. And even though you’ll probably never be in that situation, going through finals can be almost as intimidating as eating a giant scorpion.
Fortunately, finals don’t have to be a death-defying experience on par with being lost in cannibal country. With a few cool tricks, you can get through this year’s finals feeling like the king of the jungle.
Sometimes the oldest ideas are the best ideas. If you are looking to get in some repetitions to confirm you have your facts nailed down, a basic search for “flash cards” in any major app store will bring up a number of great options.
This app is a good basic flashcard app that you can build over time. In addition, you can upload new terms right from your computer.
Quiz and Flashcard Maker by TouchMint
This app allows you to make custom fla ...