Last Minute Final Exam Study Tips


  • Organize your notes, tests, etc. as soon as possible
  • Review notes, tests, quizzes and papers
  • Ask for help from teachers and classmates.
  • Time Management – Plan, plan plan. Make a schedule on how much time to spend studying. Prioritize which tests you need to study for.
  • Take breaks: 50-10 rule: Study 50 minutes, rest for 10 minutes (or your own schedule)
  • Form small group study sessions that do NOT include close friends
  • Use study guides from teachers and make your own if necessary
  • Create a short study guide/ cheat sheet to review before the night of the final
  • Listen to clues the teacher give you to get ready for the test and know all material that the test will cover
  • Get enough sleep; 7 to 9 hours the night before the test
  • Don’t go into the exam with an empty stomach. Have a good breakfast.
  • Finish all your homework assignments to improve your quarter grade
  • Calculate the grade you need to get on the final
  • Exercise
  • Relax and stay calm


  • Use all of your time and recheck answers
  • Read the directions carefully
  • If you don’t know the answer look for it in another question
  • If you can’t find the answer in the question, mark it and move on
  • Answer all of the questions and use your time wisely

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