Tips for Acing Your Finals!

Tips for Acing  Your Finals!

Nicole Kaiser, Staff Writer

Thanks to proven research, there are various ways students can study for finals. Your brain needs a break to recover the information it reviewed and to stock up on fuel. According to Teen Vogue, “When you study, your brain consumes glucose… Take a walk, have a healthy snack (almonds, fruit, and yogurt are good choices).”

It is also recommended that you review material daily in 45 minute chunks, versus cramming a few nights before. As Mr. Schultz, a English 1 Honors teacher, explained, “I think it’s important that kids study in shifts. I don’t think it’s really productive to study for six hours or eight hours.”

Productive Teamwork

Working with a responsible group of four to five people can diminish your procrastination and reduce stress. Caitlyn Reick, an upperclassman, said, “I always find that studying with a buddy can help motivate you to study and also help you solidify the information, especially when you explain a concept to them!”

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Early Bird gets the Worm

Reviewing for your classes, especially the tough ones, early on will improve your grades. The material will become familiar and you won’t have to rush through anything. “ I would start studying earlier!! If you study bits and pieces of information each day, you’ll know the material more,” said Reick.

Apps for Studying

Flashcard apps like Quizlet improve memorization and they allow you the ability to quickly look over your material almost anywhere. Mrs. Curtis,  AP Psych and World History teacher, stated, “The last couple years it seems my students have been creating Quizlet reviews for themselves. I really like that because it gives students a chance to interact with the material academically, but the fact that you can play games with it makes it a little more fun.”

Places to Study:

Glenbard West Library

Hours: 7:10- 1:45 or 3:00

Location: Glenbard West high school

Glen Ellyn Public Library

Hours: Monday-Thursday: 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m
Friday and Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Location: 400 Duane Street
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137

Glenside Public Library

M-Th: 9am-9pm

F-Sa: 9am-5pm

Su (Sep-May): 1pm-5pm

Phone: (630) 260-1550

Location: 25 E. Fullerton Ave, Glendale Heights, IL 60139