I know a new blog post is long overdue and I'm sorry for being absent for the past few weeks. A lot of things are going on in my life which I will be writing about when I get a chance. The primary reason why I haven't written anything in a while is that I'm a college senior and it's nearing the end of the semester. You know what that means.
Projects, exams, tests, and more projects!
Since I am a college senior and I'm swamped with assignments, I thought it would be appropriate for me to share my study habits to reduce stress.
1. Get a planner
This has been said a million times. The easiest way to stay organized is to write everything in a planner. That way you don't have to stress about remembering so many due dates.
2. Hand-write your notes
I see most college students taking notes on their laptops instead in an old-fashioned notebook. This is an excellent way to save trees, but not the best way for memory retention. Handwriting my notes helps me remember information easier and it helps for studying in the next step.
3. Powerpoints and flashcards (Re-writing your notes)
I used to make flashcards but then transferred over to making powerpoints of all the information for an upcoming exam. If I had taken my notes on my laptop, then I could easily copy and paste the same information into the powerpoint, but that wouldn't help me to study. Actually re-writing my notes into the powerpoint is my way of studying.
4. Work little by little
Dealing with multiple projects at once can be stressful. Instead of finishing each of them one after the other, I break the projects up. Say I have three projects due around the same time. I work on all three projects a little every day so that I don't get burned out on one project which causes for sloppy work. If I had a 6-page paper due, I would write at least one page a day. This allows you to walk away and come back to the project refreshed.
The end of the semester is stressful for all students with all professors assigning projects and exams around the same time. I hope these quick little tips help you succeed in finishing off the semester strong!