study-tips WEBStudy Advice from WKHS Students:

  • Start early
  • Review notes every day to avoid a pile up at the end
  • Schedule specific hour blocks of time for studying
  • Use the Teaching and Learning Center in Room 209
  • Be on time
  • Eat healthy
  • Get notes in order - and if you are missing some information, get it from friends, class websites or moodle
  • Get plenty of sleep
  • Use review guides
  • Get learning targets in order
  • Do as much self-testing in your studying as possible
  • Make and use flashcards
  • Use Infinite Campus app to check grades
  • Prioritize studying based on grades in class, timing of tests and which will be the "hardest" test
  • Attend review sessions
  • Focus!
  • Think positive thoughts - "I can do OK on this exam.  I've studied and I know this."
  • Don't think about break - "Suck it up and get through it"
  • Be realistic about the time required for your other commitments
  • Don't cheat
  • Use your time wisely
  • Double check your work
  • Bring study materials for other classes to use if you finish an exam early
  • Take advantage of any opportunities the teacher allows (notecard usage, reviews, extra credit)
  • You can stay for the hour long lunch period
  • Remember to bring pencils
  • Bring a calculator for math and science exams
  • Don't be scared if your scantron answers are in a "weird" combination
  • Budget time during the exam
  • Don't worry about others finishing before you
  • Don't talk to others about the materials on your test
  • As the test is distributed, calm yourself down by talking slow deep breaths in through your nose
  • Read the directions carefully
  • As you work on the exam, focus only on the exam, not what other students are doing
  • If you feel anxious during the exam, take a minute to calm yourself down.  Stretch your arms and legs and then relax them again.  Do this a couple of times.  Take a few slow deep breaths.  Do some positive internal self talk, repeating to yourself silently, "I will be ok.  I can do this."
  • Before the exam, avoid negative people who might increase your anxiety, make you panic or who will decrease your level of confidence.
  • If waiting for the test to begin causes anxiety, distract yourself by reading a magazine
  • If the exam is more difficult than you anticipated, try to focus and just do your best.
  • Understand the weight of your exam grade and it's possible influence on your semester grade