There's a lot of pressure to do well in college, and exams tend to be a stressful reminder of how much work is actually involved in getting your degree. Relax! We put together our best study tips, so you can make the most of your study sessions.
Choose the right time.
Everybody has a certain time of day when they're the most focused. Some people feel most productive at [...]
It seems like every month there are new *~miracle~* study tricks guaranteed to help you ace your exams. While testing out new study techniques is great for helping you learn in different ways, there is no real miracle trick. However, there are definitely some simple methods for making sure you're getting the most out of your study sessions! We've combed through our Study Tips archive and pulle [...]
The mayhem of midterms is approaching, but have no fear – we’ve collected the best tips and tricks to help you keep your cool during the dreaded mid-semester cram session. Follow along with this helpful BNC Study Guide and you’ll be acing your exams in no time!
1. GET STARTED – Ignore that voice in your head that says, “I don’t feel like studying.” The sooner you start prepari [...]
You know the old Ben Franklin axiom, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure"? Well, it turns out Mr. Franklin knew his stuff. Plan to start off the new semester on the right track and you won't find yourself playing catch-up or trying to break bad habits down the road. How exactly do you get off on the right foot? It's easier than you think!
Let's get started.
1. Look ahead. [...]
Finals week has crept up on us again - it’s time to dust off those textbooks and get down to business. Don’t be stressed, be prepared! Follow these important tips (and check here for even more!) to ensure that you make it through finals unscathed. From starting to study early, to giving yourself incentives, we cover it all. Keep reading...
START STUDYING EARLY – The finals themselves rea [...]
The dreaded words since high school… summer school! Believe it or not, many college students have to take summer classes. It could be because they need to retake a class because of a not so hot grade, but it might just be so they can stay on track with graduation...this is normal! I can honestly say that all of my friends have at least taken one summer class! Myself? I’m on number three…
The first exam of the semester can be intimidating. Every professor has his or her own format and question style, making it hard to know what to expect. We’re here to help you prepare and show up to your exam feeling confident.
1. Talk to your professor.
Stop by office hours or linger for a bit after class. Ask if he or she can clarify any formatting inquiries, provide sample questions, or el [...]
Having trouble concentrating while writing a paper, studying for a test, or working on a project? I’ve been there plenty of times whether it was for a big paper or studying for a midterm. Here are some foods and drinks that could help you improve your studying next semester – brain food, if you will.
Peppermint Tea: Researchers have discovered that smelling the peppermint scent increases [...]
Finals week: each semester we forget how draining it is until it sneaks up on us once again. The late night cram sessions, the fatigue, the crowded library tables filled with worn out students. The imperative need for a focused mind seems to make it that much harder to actually muster up the motivation for such a thing. Needless to say, the phrase "finals week" has become synonymous with "miser [...]
Preparing for dreaded finals week is so stressful! Here are some tips to make the week easier for you.
Put together study packets for all of your classes. These packets should include notes, decks posted by your professor and practice problems.
Make a schedule to map out when you are going to study and what specifically you are going to work on. This will help you allocate your time between [...]