7 Study Tips for Acing
Final Exams


It's time for finals again. It feels like only a short time ago when we sat down this time last year to post 4 tips for how parents can encourage students to study. To add to that advice, here are 7 study tips that can make a large improvement in a student's retention of material.


1. Break up study time. Although it's tempting, cramming is not an effective study method. According to the Dartmouth Academic Skills Center, the best way to study is in 50 minute increments and to give yourself a 5 to 10 minute break between each session. For best results, study for one week leading up to the test.


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