By Briana Booker
It is that time of the year again! Finals! Stress! But fear not, it is almost summer and here are some top 10 ways to prevent yourself from being in a frenzy! At Fromgirltogirl we keep it Ripe100 and fierce! Read below our top 10 tips! These tips will help you stay on track and stay fierce!
Here are the top ten fierce tips to success!
1. Have a Positive Attitude
If you believe you are going to fail, you will probably fail. Yes, it might be tough,but who told you life would be easy? You got this! Keep that positive energy going and surround yourself with like-minded positive attitude people! Most successful people never implied they could not do something. Positive energy goes a long way toward having a successful life!
I always remember the little engine that could! Great book!
2. Make a Plan
Ask your Professor or teacher what is this test going to cover! Do not put yourself in a position where you fail a final because you were too afraid to speak up! You have a voice for a reason!
If you missed a few classes, ask people for notes and join study groups! You can laugh together about how much the class annoys you! Laughter makes you live longer! Chin up like Charlotte told Wilbert in Charlotte’s web!
Make sure to make a list of the most important topics covered! This will be your study guide!
Circle material you know will require extra time to study. I do it all the time! I also type notes down or write repetitively to remember. I will talk answers out to people studying the same things to make sure I know what is going on! It helps very much!
3. The Night Before
Do not be a fool and cram the night before. It does not work. If you do not know shit from this course to begin with, you are a lost cause. Just keeping that Ripe100 on you! My best advice is to do a quick review right before bed and go to bed early! It works like a charm!
4. The Morning of the Test
Make sure you eat. A full stomach really helps! Have breakfast! Get to the exam early. Do a 10 minute power study before the test. It will help you feel more confident and you might remember things easier by doing this task.
5. Test Time
Before the test starts, have everything you need- pencil, pen, paper, calculator. Be prepared.
Look at how the test is scored. Take more time and effort on what will be more costly, if it is wrong, especially if you have very limited time.
6. Manage Your Time
Scan through the test quickly before starting. Easy questions will help you save time and build confidence. Then, you will have plenty of time for the hard ones.
7. Fuck, I’m Stuck!
Do not get worried or frustrated. Reread the question to make sure you understand it, and then try to solve it the best way you know how. If you are still stuck, circle it and move on. You can come back to it later. What if you have no idea? Review your options and make the best guess you can. Like the Nike commercial…just do it!
8. Multiple-Choice Questions
The process of elimination can help you choose the correct answer in a multiple-choice question. Start by crossing off the answers that could not be right. Then spend your time focusing on the best possible answer.
9. Neatness Counts
Be sure that your writing is legible during essay segments. Make sure to you erase your mistakes. For machine-scored tests, fill in the spaces carefully.
10. I’m Done!
When you complete the last item on the test, check the clock and go back to review your answers, making sure that you did not make any careless mistakes. Do not put the right answer to the wrong question! Spend the last remaining minutes going over the hardest problems.
Good luck and happy summer!