As most of you know, college is not easy. Exams, quizzes, and tons of homework were not things that I was used to coming from my high school so my first few weeks at the Universtiy of Oklahoma were very stressful. Back home, my classes did not have much homework and big essay assignments were not given until halfway through the semester. I was quick to learn that it was quite different at the college level. Writing assignments went out on the second day of class and homework started to pile on my plate. I struggled but was successful at keeping up but then exam week came. Two exams in one week and another the following. I started freaking out because I had no idea what to do. It seemed like the exam dates crept up on me without warning.
It seemed like the exam dates crept up on me without warning. One day I was having fun and the next I was stressing over the exam which happened to be scheduled for the following day. I decided to take it one exam at a time and remember this experience for the future so that I was better prepared. Any free time I had was spent in the library studying. One thing I found to be extremely helpful was quizlet.com. I was surprised to find a premade quizlet online to help with my studying. It was very helpful because it had the entire study guide for the exam that I was taking. I flipped through the flashcards and was prepared to take my test the next day. After I took the exam for my first class, I followed the same routine to study for the next exam which also had the entire study guide.
If you are ever in a situation where you need to study fast, realize that you need to do better or your grades will suffer! Do not get in that situation! I would highly recommend finding a time to regularly study and go over the things that each class discusses. This is my new method that I am trying and so far I am retaining a lot more information.
College is a whole new world and you may have to change your study habits to do it right. I regret not studying more for my first exams but I have learned from that experience so I can better myself. Learn from my experience and study weeks before the exam! It will help a lot. Good luck!