Semester Finals: Study Tips to Ace Your Exams!


Sasha Kuntz, Writer

The end of the year is fast approaching, and with that comes semester finals. Many students around campus are experts at studying for their exams, but many of us need some more help.

A newly implemented rule this school year allows you to skip out on midterms if the grade received in a class for semester one and semester two averages out to an A. This is a great opportunity for students to be even more motivated to keep their grades up. 

If you haven’t been lucky enough to have an A average in your classes, semester finals are heading your way. Here are some great study tips that will help you pass with flying colors. 

Tests for blocks A and B will be on Tuesday, E and H on Wednesday, and C and D on Thursday. G block will be the only test on Friday.

Tips to Ace your Exams:

  • Manage Your Time

Tip number one, and the most important of all, is manage your time well. The best way to do this would be to create a study schedule including the times and days you are going to study.

  • Practice your Best Study Habits

Tip number two is use study methods that would for you. If you are a visual person, watch videos and create drawings for each lesson. If writing and reading works best for you, quizlet is a great way to quiz yourself on different topics, and write out flashcards to review the important parts of your notes. 

Dominique Gonzalez, senior at ILS, is a veteran to midterm and final exams.

“I like to study in a collaborative way, using quizlet and khan academy. My top tip for students who are new to semester finals is, a great way to memorize is to write information down and say it out loud.” 

Last but definitely not least, study in a place where you are comfortable and concentrated. If it is too loud and distracting at home, coffee shops and libraries are great places to get in the zone. These places can ensure that you get the most out of your study hours. 

It is imperative that you learn how to study in a way that works for you. Stay motivated and calm, and all the hard work this semester will pay off.