When most students think of the final exam they shudder at the thought of what amounts to not just a test but a comprehensive one at that covering sometimes 6 or more chapters. Before you panic, or worse yet give up before you start, realize what an opportunity this can be. Finals can be anywhere from 10% of your grade in middle school to 20% in high school to 50-60% in college! However, if you score well this can oftentimes mean a jump of one whole letter grade. The final usually differs from the chapter tests in that it doesn't go into the same depth. There is limited time to test on everything covered during the semester so it is the MAIN concepts that are tested. Start going over your old tests and quizzes NOW to fill in gaps in your understanding. Oftentimes, what seemed difficult before will be easier now that all your other math skills have been improved. Lastly, math as a whole is cumulative. Not just chapter to chapter but from year to year. So taking adequate time to study for your final will SOLIDIFY what you have learned and set the stage for a successful year next year in math as well. Make it a good one!
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