Center for Access and Success


The Claire T. Carney Library will open its doors to the UMassD community for 24/7 hours starting at noon on April 23 (Sunday) until May 10 (Wednesday) when we will close at 10PM.


Make a Finals Game Plan

Start your schedule a few weeks before your finals and figure out how much time to set aside each day for each of your subjects.  Use a calendar or schedule to plan your study sessions and set alerts and reminders so you stick to your plan.  Having a plan will give you a better handle on studying and you won’t get overwhelmed.  Cramming has been shown in research to not help so plan ahead!

Use Study Aids

 There are a lot of different tools that can help you study for your finals.  Make study guides or flashcards.  You can use online study aids such as Quizlet too.   These can help for optimal review.

Make Study Groups and See Your Professors

Not only is studying with other people fun but it is very helpful!  You’ll learn a lot more and you’ll have some motivation to study.  You can also talk through your notes and problems for better understanding and memorization.  If you don’t understand a concept or some of the material, make sure you make some time to see your professors or TAs during office hours too. Remember professors are always here to help!

Take Care of Yourself

One of the most important things to do is take care of yourself.  Studying is important but keeping yourself healthy will reduce stress for your exam.  Remember to get enough sleep and eat healthy balanced meals.  In addition to that, make sure to exercise from time to time to let out stress and clear your head.