With April coming to a close and May just around the corner it is important to start thinking about how we will prepare for the end of the year. It is good to get a jump on it so it does not end up getting a jump on you. Here are a few ways to help you prepare for the end of the school year.
One huge problem that most face is missing work. For some, it may feel like it is too much to handle on top of the already packed City workload. A great way to handle this dilemma is to first categorize your missing work from least important to most important. This will help you take care of the missing work that is tearing down your grade. Another great way to handle missing work is to set them up in intervals. If you start relatively soon you can spread out your work along May so it does not all pile upon you in the last week of school. This is useful because it will give you more time to better prepare for the next terrifying part of the end of the school year, finals.
Finals are worth 10% of your grade so it is good to prepare for them so your grade does not drop down a letter grade. For classes like History, English, and World Language a great way to study is with flashcards or Quizlet because a lot of those Finals will primarily be about Vocab.
A great way to prepare for finals is studying in intervals. Sometimes your brain needs a break from work so a 15-minute break every 30 minutes to go outside. This would help you relax and ready your brain to take in more information for the next study session.
Each one of these techniques will hopefully help you lower your stress over missing work and help make finals studying more effective for you. Have a great last few weeks of school and I hope this helps you lessen your stress about the Finals and missing work.