Blog: Top 10 Study Tips for Finals Week

Stressing about finals? We get it. Here at Coastline College, we want all of our students to start with their best foot forward and we do everything we can for our students to succeed. With that being said, we have put together the top tips to help you stay focused and achieve the best results during finals.
And when in doubt, just remember to keep calm and study on!

Stressing about finals? We get it. Here at Coastline College, we want all of our students to start with their best foot forward and we do everything we can for our students to succeed. With that being said, we have put together the top are some, quick tips to help you stay focused and achieve the best results during finals. And when in doubt, just remember to keep calm and study on! 1. CREATE A MASTER STUDY LIST Take time and create a study schedule for the remaining days in the semester. This way you give each class the time you need to prepare. Break cumulative exams into smaller study units. 2. ORGANIZE YOURSELF After you create your study schedule, collect all the materials you’ll need to study such as study guides, previous tests and assignments, text books, and class notes to be thorough. 3. ASK FOR HELP Need more help? Schedule time with your professor, tutor, learning specialist or even classmate if you do not understand a particular topic. 4. QUIZ YOURSELF Whether it is creating flashcards or covering up your notes and testing your knowledge, try different techniques to learn the subject. 5. STAY DISTRACTION FREE Not only should you study in a distraction-reduced environment, but remember to turn off your cell phone, TV and email notifications. Need a place to study? Check out our many inspiring places to study listed on our web page.

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6. ORGANIZE YOURSELF

After you create your study schedule, collect all the materials you’ll need to study such as study guides, previous tests, and assignments, textbooks and class notes to be thorough.

7. EXPLAIN IT OUT LOUD

Try to use your own words to help you assess if you understand the subject completely.

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8. TAKE SHORT BREAKS

Avoid studying for long periods of time without a break. The brain can only process a limited amount of information at a time.

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9. TURN IT UP

Music can help you focus, so put on those headphones and start shuffling. Make sure to pick stimulating and calming music instead of top charters for this one.

10. STILL STUCK?

Check out our Student Success Center. The Student Success Center has locations at all of Coastline’s campuses. Our center provides study space and tutoring across disciplines to empower students to dream, to be organized, to learn, to persist, to have a plan, to innovate and to, most importantly, never give up!

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