Final exams

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I have 4 final exam within 2-3 weeks ( physics, calculus, chemistry and linear algebra). Is this enough time to prepare for all of the upcoming exams? I'm a first year student and would appreciate any advice.
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You're going to have to start eventually. The more you delay the less time you'll have to study.

Ultimately it depends on you. How well have you grasped the material, which section(s) you need to brush up on..etc.
 
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That is plenty of time. Studying — and college in general — is all about time management. Write down exactly what you need to study (I like to write my own study guides) and realistically (over)estimate how much time it will take to do it. Divide the time up in reasonable blocks over the period you have to study. Don't try to study too much at once. Try to break things up so that you are studying a little of each subject each day; there's a reason they don't just schedule one 4-hour lecture of each subject once a week. If possible, group topics so that you are studying similar material across different classes around the same time. Try to get a reasonable amount of sleep over the period when you are studying intensely. This may be difficult if you have final lab reports or other kinds of projects due around the same time, but you will be able to study much more efficiently. Try to divide your time between studying general concepts and studying specific problems; both are important, although generally it's better to have a solid grasp of the concepts. Make sure you leave time to take breaks and just enjoy yourself.
 
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I was seriously about to post the same topic.

My exams start December 8, which is about 24 days away...

I have planned to spend one hour per day studying for each class, which is 4 hours a day total. I haven't started studying yet, but tomorrow I am going to make an outline for each class with the topic and when I am going to study. I hope that writing all of this out will make it easy to follow, and by starting now we won't have to cram. By the way, I plan on taking Saturdays completely off unless I just get bored or something.
 
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ye i agree, but i still have to finish homework then the actual studying would take place, on top f that my last midterm is done November 19, leaving me another 2 weeks of studying... then the mayhem begins.
 
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Is this enough time to prepare for all of the upcoming exams?
Does it matter? You have to (well should) study for them regardless, so get started as soon as you can.

Most of the time I have about 1.5-2 weeks of study before a final and that seems to be fine for me.

However, I do start studying for the exams that occur just after class ends like 3 weeks before, because the other exams occur when the classes are not in session.
 

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