Exam

Tips for Successful Exam Preparation

1. Take enough time to study

Set a study schedule that fits your learning
style and don’t leave anything until the last minute. Although some students
may seem to be studying at the last minute, this method of studying often is
not the best approach to prepare exams. Write down how many exams you have, how
many pages you need to study, and what days you have left. Then, organize your
study habits accordingly.

2.
Well organized study space

Make sure
there is enough Space  on your desk to
spread your textbooks and notes. Ensuring that the room is bright enough and
that your chair is adequately rested are also considerations. Focus on
information that could distract you and remove them from your study space. Make
sure that you feel comfortable and focused in your study space. For some
people, this can mean complete silence, and for others, listening to music
helps. Some of us need a full order of attention and others prefer to learn in
a more confusing environment. Make sure your study space is friendly

3. flow charts and diagrams

Visual aids can
be especially helpful when revising study
material. At the start of a topic, write down everything you already know about
the subject. Closer to the exam, transform your revision notes in a diagram. In
that manner the visual remeberance can aid to your readiness considerably when
taking the exam.

4. Past Papers

One
of the most effective ways to prepare for exams is to practice with an old
version of previous exams. Also, an old test will help you see the format and formulation of the questions and
it will be good for you to know what to expect but
also as a worthy practice for measuring the time you
need for the actual test.

5. Explain and teach to others

With
the help of your family and friends, you could excel on your exam. Explain them
your reasoning for why you have answered a
certain question in a certain way.

6. Organize study groups with
friends

Study
groups can help you get the answers you need and finish tasks faster. Just make
sure the group is focused on the
subject
 and they are not easily distracted.

7. Take regular breaks

Regular
breaks are needed for the brain to regain its focus. It is not the best tactic
to study long hours because long-term retention of
knowledge
 is almost impossible. The most important part of
studying is to develop a routine that
fits your study style.  

8. Snacking on healthy food is good for the brain

You
should not eat unhealthy food while you are studying. Keep your body and brain
fit by choosing natural, fresh and vitamins rich
food
 that is good for you and would improve your concentration and memory.

9. Plan the day of your exams

Check all the rules and requirements for the
exam. Plan your route and
the time it may take you to reach your destination – then add on some extra time. You do not want to arrive late
and deal with even more anxiety.

10. Drink plenty of water

While
studying for exams and even during an exam, it is advisable to drink water.
Remaining hydrated is vital and adds to your overall positive mood.

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