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Study for final exams as you would file your tax return

You no sooner get your income tax return filed than you have to turn around and get ready for final exams. Don’t let all that work go to waste. The same organization principles you used to do your taxes can be applied to your final exam schedule. First you have to gather all the data that you’ll need then you have to look it over and decide what is most important.

Studying for final exams does not need to be a taxing process. (Credit: Potential Within Reach)

Studying for final exams does not need to be a taxing process. (Credit: Potential Within Reach)

Just as there are rules for filling out tax forms, there are systems that will help you pass finals. Let’s look at some study tips for college final exams. Read more

8 college tips to stay calm during final exam week

Most college students panic before a final exam. Some stress is good and gets your adrenaline pumping. But too much stress–especially unwarranted stress–can be bad for your body and for your grades.

With the right tips, there's no need to panic before a final exam. (Credit: QuickMeme.com)

With the right tips, there’s no need to panic before a final exam. (Credit: QuickMeme.com)

Study tips, study plans, dorm room exercises, and even diet can help relieve anxiety. Here are eight college tips to help you stay calm during your mid-term or final exams. Read more

Countdown to final exams: Study tips and techniques for success

Nothing strikes fear and dread in the hearts of students like final exams. It’s just weeks away so you need to start preparing now by creating your own final exam schedule. Along with stocking up on Ramen noodles and caffeinated drinks, you’ll need some expert study tips.

With the right preparation, final exams can seem less daunting. (Credit: QuickMeme)

With the right preparation, final exams can seem less daunting. (Credit: QuickMeme)

It’s also a good idea to focus on how to reduce stress because pushing yourself too hard is as bad as doing nothing at all. Let’s take a look at the best ways to use your time between now and final exams. Read more

10 strange, yet effective, study tips

Ever thought, “If only studying were easier?” All of us are looking for ways to work smarter, not harder, especially college students. But the trick is knowing ways to study that help you learn and retain the material. Read on for ten strange, yet effective, study tips that will have you excelling in class in no time.

What’s your learning style?

We all have a unique learning style. A way that helps us best take in and remember new information. Read more

How to study after midterm exams: Reassess your study habits

Study buddyMidterm exams are over. Thank goodness for that. Now, what can we take away from the experience? Did you do okay? Do you need to study more? This is a great time to take your academic temperature, assess how to study for tests and learn some study tips so we can do better for finals.

Study better next time

Maybe midterms didn’t go the way you planned. You realize you need to review test taking tips and attack the problem from a different angle. Here are few tips: Read more

Top tips for academic success: 7 habits of highly successful students

Ever wonder how some of your classmates make academic success look so darn easy? Wish you could pick their brain without actually having to confess you don’t have all the answers yourself? We all know that achieving any goal worth having is going to take persistence and passion. So, take a look at our latest list of the top 7 habits of highly successful students and see just what you can do to get yourself started down the right path for the new year! Read more

Tips on how to study and get better grades on your final exams — College instructors spill the beans

Finals advice

Your professors will appreciate your hard work!

Around this time of year, students may begin to feel a bit of panic as they realize that final exams are rapidly approaching. Not to worry! I’ve been a college instructor for going on 16 years now and I’m going to spill the beans on how students can get better grades on their final exams. Here’s my list of insider tips on how to study and prepare for that all-important final.

Tip #1 — Think like a professor

How can you prepare for your finals? Think like your professor. What would he or she put on the final? Read more

Grow your brain: back to school tips for effective study time!

Grow your brain

Grow your brain

As summer winds down, another semester is just heating up! It’s time again to gear up for fall semester and Questia can help you make it a breeze. You’ll want to want to make sure you stay organized, grow your brain to retain what you learn and adapt new study skills such as the concept of “active study.”

A few simple strategies are all you need to get yourself supercharged and ready to go back to school for fall classes, and the new and improved Questia.com can help you on your way. Read more

Academic training begins with learning how to study effectively: Test taking tips and learning strategies for college students

Judges give 4.0This summer, get yourself in competitive shape mentally and physically for another session of fall classes, term papers and projects. Inspired by the Olympics, we’ve put together our own academic training program for you to tackle any class. All it takes is a little planning and a lot of persistence.

Mental gymnastics

Your mental training will include strategies for using your memory such as using acronyms, acrostics and rhyme-keys. Don’t know what those are? Check out the Joe Landsberger’s Study Guides and Strategies website where you’ll learn tips for how to study and ways to build your mental mass. For example, one way to recall information is called “chaining.” Read more

Five tips for pulling a healthy all-nighter

Late night studyingWhile studying consistently and frequently throughout the semester is the best bet for nailing an A in any given course, you may come across a test or two that calls for a late-night cram session at some point during your collegiate career. If you find yourself pulling a red-eye before finals, we’ve got some great tips for doing it the healthy way. And, for even helpful study tips, check out our post, “Techniques to improve memory: Memorization tips to sharpen your mental pencil.”  Read more