10 Useful Study Tips
How to prepare for exams?
Aiming for a high score in your exams, but not sure where to start? Read on to find out how to do well in your exams.
1. Stop cramming:
Most of the students assume that cramming is the best way to study for exams. Although it may work for some students but it is totally useless for most of you.Therefore, it is always better to set out a timetable from the very beginning in order to study well before the exams instead of resorting to last minute cramming.
2. Organized atmosphere:
No one can study in an unorganized atmosphere. Therefore, firstly organize your atmosphere. Make sure there is proper light, comfortable place to sit, no distracting noise, (however for some students light background music is helpful).
While learning do make notes as well as diagrams and flowcharts, these are helpful as visual aids are very important for revision. Therefore, firstly learn a topic and then make notes of it either in a notebook or on a piece of paper (you should staple that paper with the relevant topic).
It is always better to practice on past papers as part of your studying regime as it helps you to get familiar with the paper pattern and examiner.
While most people will study alone, group studying can be useful, those with strengths in some subjects can coach those who need some help, and if oral exams are to be taken this is a great way to practice.
6.Take short breaks:
It is useful to take short breaks while studying instead of hunching over your books for long hours without any breaks as students will stop retaining information and become distracted, do not forget to eat and drink.
You will have prepared yourself mentally for your exams and you should have confidence in yourself , don't panic! just take a few deep breaths and regain your composure.
Do not burn the midnight oil near to the exam dates as it is dangerous for your health and not at all very helpful when studying to be tired after an all night session get some good relaxing sleep as its one of your best study aids.
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