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Top 5 Study Tips for Finals Week According to Wildcats

With finals week quickly approaching, we decided to ask over 300 real UA students, “What’s your best study tip?” Here are the top 5 study tips your students need to know for finals week, according to Wildcats. 

5. Use repetition. Rewrite everything. 

Follow the Rule of Seven, which states that seven repetitions can make anyone remember almost anything. Even marketers use it to get people to remember their product. 

4. Find a quiet/calm place to study

If you're looking for a quiet place to study on campus, the best places are the 4th and 5th floor of the UA Main Library, closely followed by the Science and Engineering Library, according to Wildcats. 

3. Avoid distractions/put your phone away. 

Did you know the average American adult spends 2 hours, 51 minutes on their smartphone every day? Turning off or putting your phone on airplane mode is a great way to stay focused on the studying at hand. 

2. Use flashcards.

Flashcards are popular among UA students - nearly 3 out of 4 Wildcats said they used Quizlet, a study tool that allows users to create electronic flashcards. 

1. Don't procrastinate. 

Sometimes it's best to do things at the last minute so it's done in a minute. But when it comes to mid-terms, it's best to start early! Good luck and happy studying, Wildcats! 

Stay tuned to the SAEM/AISS blog every Wednesday for new Catpulse findings and extraordinary academic success tips.