Weekly Digest #57: Prepping for Finals - How to Make a Study/Revision Plan
We have a lot to say about how to study, but when you’re staring down a week’s worth of cumulative exams all of those good habits can go right out the window. Today, we are sharing some resources for how to make a study plan for finals, so that all that studying can seem less daunting and you can feel confident maintaining good study practices.
Note: In the UK, the term “revision” is used instead of “study”. This makes good sense as you are, in fact, going back over the material. Some of the resources below are from the US and others from the UK, so both terms are used. Also, while these materials are not research heavy, they give advice that can be considered evidence-based.
1) Revision and Exam Skills by the University of Leicester
Here, the author explains that we all come to a study situation with different prior knowledge and therefore we need individualized study plans.
2) Science Revision Tips for GCSE and A-level Students from a Cambridge Graduate by Phillipa Logan
In the UK, they have these large cumulative exams in all subjects that students must spend a considerable amount of time preparing for. These might be considered similar to taking the ACT or SAT, but they take many more than just one exam. Such a large amount of exam material requires a careful study plan and this article includes tips for both how to schedule those study sessions and also what to do during them, which is great advice for finals as well!
3) Making a Revision Timetable that Actually Works by Paul Ellett
Paul Ellett provides some very quick tips for creating an appropriate study/revision plan but also shares some apps that can help with this process.
4) How to Create a Study Schedule for Your Final Exams by Thomas Frank @TomFrankly
Thomas Frank discusses the need to study efficiently. You don’t want to waste time studying in ways that are ineffective. Using the learning strategies from our website are a great way to know that you are using effective strategies. Thomas Frank will then help you figure out when to use them.
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