3 Tips To Study For Exams Effectively

Everyone knows the expression “runnin’ around like a chicken with its head cut of” and that is how most college studentsCollege Notes look during the last week of classes and finals week. Here are some tips to avoid looking and acting like that.

1. Plan out when your final schedule and how much prep time you will need per exam. This will really make a difference. How much time you will need to study for each exam should be determined ahead of time. By doing so, it’s easier to dedicate the exact hours you will need. It’s also okay to add an extra hour to every study session.

2. Healthy snacks. Many people underestimate the importance of your diet during study hours. Healthy snacks will give you extra energy to focus and remain in the study mode a little longer.

3. Make sure to get at least 6-7 hours of sleep. There is a lot that comes with studying. One thing is the sacrifice of sleep, but it also makes a tremendous difference in how you retain information and can result in better exam grades. Don’t be scared to lay off the books in order to get those important hours of sleep.

Make sure to follow these few tips and you should be in good shape to ace those exams!!

Best Studying Snacks

Studying for hours on end can be a drag. Thankfully, we have snacks to help us make it through those grueling hours. Here are some of the best snacks to have while studying.

Girl Scout Cookies

No one can resist buying those delicious five dollar minuscule boxes of Girl Scout cookies. Around the months of February and March, cute little Girl Scouts stand all over State College- downtown, in the entrances of Walmart- I even saw a booth in Texas Roadhouse. They’re impossible to resist, and why would you anyway? Girl Scout cookies are the perfect study snack. The only downside is that these cookies are so delicious, they will probably be gone in a study session or two. If you’re a diehard Girl Scout cookie fan, there is always the option to freeze some boxes to save for later.

  • Air-Popped Popcorn

Do yourself a favor and buy yourself a popcorn air popper. After the initial investment, you can buy a huge bag of kernels for cheap, and make batches and batches of popcorn. There’s a range of shake-on flavors to buy as well, so you can constantly switch it up. It’s light, airy, delicious, and not terrible for you. Popcorn is an easy snack to munch on while studying, and the large bowl will be gone quicker than you know it. Also, popcorn is very easy to share with others during a study session. If you’re looking for a good flavor to start with, the ranch is highly recommended.

Skittles

Skittles is a delicious bite-sized candy that you can never go wrong with. There is a multitude of flavors, such as mixed berry, tropical, sour, and plain old original. If you have a ton of pages to read from a textbook, you can use Skittles as an incentive. At the end of each paragraph, place a Skittle. Once you read the paragraph, you get to reward yourself with a Skittle. It is a delicious way to make reading a little more fun. So next time you have 30 pages of text to read, grab a bag of mixed berry Skittles and it might go a little quicker.

What are your favorite snacks?