Study tips to boost your grade

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Middle school finals are coming up and everyone wants to do well. This is a stressful time for many, but it doesn’t have to be. For students who haven’t mastered the art of studying, here are some tips to help prepare for finals!


  1. Start early, don’t procrastinate

No one likes to cram the day before an exam. Always study on the days leading up to the exam. You may also be able to attend review sessions if you don’t procrastinate. It is difficult to retain information when you cram. When you wait until the last minute and have a question, it’s too late to ask. On top of that, cramming is very stressful and replaces important sleep time (see tip 6).

  1. Make a study schedule & prioritize it

Create a study schedule that you can stick to and is efficient. Spend more time studying subjects that are difficult for you and then review the easier ones. However, a study schedule is only useful if you stick to it and plan ahead!

  1. Find a Quizlet and use it

One way to use the internet to your advantage while studying is by looking for a Quizlet. Quizlet is a study website with practice tests and flashcards to help you review test material. Some teachers make their own Quizlets, so ask your teacher if they have one accessible. Those are always very helpful for most people!

  1. Create visual learning guides

For visual learners, a visual study guide works best. Create charts, maps, or even draw pictures in your notes. Outlining chapters and creating acronyms are great for memorizing lists. Do whatever helps you remember the material!

  1. Ask for practice problems

Not many people are going to jump at the thought of extra work, but practice makes perfect. Practice sheets from your teachers are the most helpful, but if they don’t have any, look for practice problems online!

  1. Don’t forget to take breaks and get lots of rest!

Don’t burn yourself out before the test and take breaks if you need to clear your mind. You need to be rested in order to retain everything you’ve studied.

If you follow these six simple tips, finals will surely be a breeze!

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