Its the second semester of Junior year for me and even though I shouldn’t be, Im kind of stressed out. Seeing that the semester just started and one simple slip up can drop my grade over 80 percent, everything is semi hectic. Just to top everything off with sprinkles after this semester it’s time to send in college applications. So even though I am lazier than the person lazy was named after, their is no choice but to keep up with studying and keeping organized, especially since their is currently 4 months 119 days 4 hours 25 minutes and -30 seconds until school is out ( June 8). But hey who’s counting?
I hate color coding if Im honest. When I first started this whole school thing I thought it would be a good idea to get a set of colors lets just say pink, yellow, orange, and green then assign them to a subject. But honestly even though it was nice I started to hate those colors. But it helps because you start to distinguish the colors with the subject not only in school but outside as well.
Then when your writing notes have terms be one color while the definition of the term or other facts you have to know in another section. That way when your browsing through your notes it will be easy to find exactly what your looking for.
Their your friends, they don’t hurt, their not difficult they were created to help. Labels makes sure you have a direct place for everything. For example if you have a place drawers in your desk label one drawer “school supplies” while the other is named something like ” extras”. Just label the drawers on your desk something that can summarize whats in there. Just for easy browsing.
Then for flashcards their the best thing to study with. When you write what your learning down on paper, then reading it out loud, the subject will become ten times easier to learn from. Then your testing yourself repedetly after doing the first two steps. So in all, Flashcards are the main thing you should use when studying for all the small benifts it has
I never realized the true power of recording my teachers lectures until I found out half of the stuff my teacher was blabering about ended up being on the test. Meaning that if I would have never recorded him and wrote notes then I would have never known about twenty questions on my test.
Even though it is really awkward at first recording your teacher in class then listening back to it. It helps so much…. surprisingly
Timing is everything, inside and out of the classroom. I know other people can study the night before and even the morning of the test and still ace the test. But honestly I wouldn’t risk being stressed about a test. And plus if you think about it, studying now for a test well make it better in the long run for what matters the most ( your final). In conclusion I would personally recommend studying for the test as you learn it. So if in history were starting chapter 11 and taking notes for it, I would study section 1 and then two days before the test review everything. That way Im not over whelemed with trying to know a weeks worth of learning in two days.
But saying that keep in mind that it takes the entire year to achieve an ” A” not just the last couple weeks of school
This year Im learning this the hard way. Ever since my teacher told me he only gets 3-4 hours of sleep I’ve been trying to push myself to see if I can also reach the impossible. But honestly it is the worst thing I have ever done in my whole entire life because without sleep we can literally die. And focusing in school can get at least ten times harder