3 Steps to Ace your Finals

The dreaded time is upon us, my friends. But alas, you are not alone. I have a step-by-step guide for you to follow to tell you exactly what you need to do to succeed.

I know you don’t have much time right now, so let’s jump right in:

  1. Know your exams

    The first step toward succeeding is knowing the thing you want to succeed in. Know when the exam is, what content it’s covering, how much each section is weighted, how much time you have for the test, and what review materials/sessions are available to you. Study Assistant - AP Breakdown-1

  2. Create a Study Plan

    There are a few elements to a study plan that make it successful. It has to be actionablespecific, and reasonable. Try doing a confidence rating on each topic in order to ensure you’re making the most of your study time – don’t study things you already know, and spend more time on the things you don’t. Test Planner-1

  3. Follow Through

    The plan can be perfect, but if you don’t do it, it’s not going to do you any good. Keep yourself accountable by being self-aware and self-motivating, or get some extrinsic motivation by doing study groups or having an accountability partner. Study Assistant - Master Calendar-1

As for specific study methods, I’d especially recommend: Khan Academy, Quizlet, AP Review Books (Barrons/Princeton/5 Steps to a 5/Kaplan), YouTube videos (CrashCourse), reviewing notes, and AP Practice Tests.

This is a simple but important process, and once you have it all set up, all it really requires is time and self-discipline. I’m currently running a program called study assistant where I will do everything for you, except the actual studying and taking the exam. Sign up for Study Assistant by clicking here and put “Study Assistant” in the reason box. Here’s more information: 

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Good luck on your exams! ❤ Alicia

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