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Top 10 Studying Tips For College Students

Worried about studying for midterms and finals in college? Follow these 10 simple tips and you'll be just fine.

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1. Take study breaks, usually 10 to 15 minute breaks for every 1 to 2 hours of studying.


Your brain and sanity will appreciate it.

2. Figure out what works best for you. Do you study better in a group or on your own?


Everyone is different, just figure out what works best for you!

3. Utilize your professor's and TA's office hours if you need help!


Professors enjoy having students come in to ask questions. Don't be afraid to ask!

4. Don't procrastinate! Study a bit each day for a week leading up to your exams.


Studying a little bit everyday is a lot better and less stressful than studying everything the night before your exams.

5. Complete the assigned reading and look over the lecture notes before class

Via Complete the reading and look over the lecture notes before class

If you keep up with the assigned readings and go to lecture you'll have less to study later on.

6. Don't cram and pull an all-nighter the night before your exam.


Make sure to get a good 7 to 8 hours of sleep the night before your exams so you don't look like this.

7. Take a deep breath and relax.


Relax! It's a lot harder to take an exam when you're not panicking. Just take a deep breath and relax because you studied early, you got this.

8. Remember to eat


Your brain needs food and sleep to function, so don't forget to eat while you study!

9. Use all of the available resources


Professors often post past exams online for students to use for practice. They even model future exams off of the past exams so definitely use them while you study!

10. Try not to over-caffeinate.


Nothing makes it harder to concentrate than having the caffeine jitters. Try not to drink too much coffee or red bull.

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