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5 tips to help you ace your finals

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Arden Barnes | UK Photo.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 27, 2023) — Finals are quickly approaching and University of Kentucky students are putting their best academic foot forward to conclude the Fall 2023 semester.  

Get ready to ace your finals with these five tips. 

1. Review your final exam scheduleExams are scheduled based on the class meeting time and may be scheduled at a different time than when your class regularly meets. 

2. Take advantage of Transformative Learning’s multiple resources. As a one-stop shop, TL offers: 

  • Peer Tutoring for most 100 and 200-level math, science and business courses;
  • Integrated Success Coachingwhich can help you with test-taking strategies and study tips; 
  • peer-led group study sessions through Supplemental Instruction; and 
  • Presentation U offers free peer tutoring for communication and composition assignments in any form for any course, including research papers, essays, lab reports, presentations, infographics, ePortfolios and iPad related projects.  

Don’t forget these free academic resources are also available. 

3. Reserve a study room or stop by The Studyat one of their three locations starting at 9 a.m. where students are welcome to utilize the tutoring floor to study between classes or before tutors arrive at 2 p.m. 

4. Remember to visit your professor’s office hours to have any last-minute questions answered. You can find your professor’s office hours in your class syllabus. 

5. Take a break from your studies with SAB’s Crunch Brunchfrom 6-10 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 6. Crunch Brunch is an end of the semester tradition that allows you to take a break from studying for finals and can enjoy free food, shirts and other fun activities. 

As the state’s flagship, land-grant institution, the University of Kentucky exists to advance the Commonwealth. We do that by preparing the next generation of leaders — placing students at the heart of everything we do — and transforming the lives of Kentuckians through education, research and creative work, service and health care. We pride ourselves on being a catalyst for breakthroughs and a force for healing, a place where ingenuity unfolds. It's all made possible by our people — visionaries, disruptors and pioneers — who make up 200 academic programs, a $476.5 million research and development enterprise and a world-class medical center, all on one campus.   

In 2022, UK was ranked by Forbes as one of the “Best Employers for New Grads” and named a “Diversity Champion” by INSIGHT into Diversity, a testament to our commitment to advance Kentucky and create a community of belonging for everyone. While our mission looks different in many ways than it did in 1865, the vision of service to our Commonwealth and the world remains the same. We are the University for Kentucky.