Finals are coming, finals are coming!
For us procrastinators, this wasn’t even a thing on our radar. The only thing on our mind is what’s due today and maybe tomorrow. But we have to get ready for finals, whether we want to or not. Grab your notebooks (wipe the dust off of them), grab some notecards, and let’s get to work! For once!
RE-TYPE YOUR CLASS NOTES
I’ve learned that typing up your notes (if you hand-write them) after class if a good way to refresh your brain of that material, and when you study for finals you’ll be able to recall that information quicker.
LOOK THROUGH THE SYLLABUS AGAIN
I’m assuming and hoping your teachers included all the chapters and content you went over in class – on the syllabus. Grab that syllabus and look for all the content you don’t find familiar and read it again. It’s fine if you recognize none of it, haha. Just take what you don’t know and go over it.
SAVE YOUR TESTS AND QUIZZES
This will save your booty! Reviewing old tests and doing problems that you got wrong over and over again, will be really beneficial. In fact, some professors will most likely take problems from old tests and put them on the final. Dust those tests off and scan for the red marks.
MEET WITH YOUR PROFESSORS
If you’ve dug yourself into a deeper hole than expected and feel unsure if you’ll pass the class, don’t wait to talk to your professors. They may offer alternatives, extra credit opportunities, or they’ll at least try to help you not fail in some fashion.
College comes with many wake up calls, and it’s not uncommon to fail a class. It’s also not uncommon to bring a grade up last minute. With hard work and dedication, us procrastinators can pull through during crunch time!
Are you a procrastinator? Do you find these tips helpful? Let me know!