1. Get Adequate Rest
Days before the exam, many students like to burn the midnight oil to study. Sleep is essential.
You NEED to sleep.
There are many effective ways to prepare for your exam (continue reading to learn more) and ensuring that your have enough sleep is the key to their effectiveness.
2. Stay Active
Besides getting enough sleep to stay sharp on the day of the exam, you need to stay active. Exercise boosts blood flow to the brain and benefits your ability to think and remember.
No, you don’t have to do a handstand while reading your notes.
A short walk or just a few sets of jumping jacks can help to keep your blood flowing during this critical period.
3. Get Rid Of Distractions
Distraction is the greatest thief of time.
Sign-out of your social media accounts. Better still, keep your mobile phone away. Out of sight, out of mind!
Of course, you can consider giving yourself a reward and use your mobile phone for 10 minutes as a form of relaxation. However, be careful not to allow your short break turn into an entire afternoon of watching hilarious videos of cops dancing.
When you have to teach a certain subject to someone, you have to make sure that you understand it fully. You will also have to be prepared to explain it in different ways to the other person. This allows you to put your knowledge into action. For instance, if you have to explain the BODMAS rule to a friend, you’ll have to go through the entire topic of order of operations again, thus revising it along the way.
You can try tutoring younger kids like a sibling to help you reinforce your learning.
5. Try Different Studying Strategies
Find out which studying strategies best suit you.
Some students like to create mind-maps while others like to record themselves explaining a concept on camera. If you find that your strategy is not working, do not be afraid to try out new ones. Some people also learn better in online environments compared to the traditional classroom.
Once you know how you learn best, you will be able to perform better.
6. Grow From Every Mistake
Look at your previous work and consolidate your mistakes. Find out where you went wrong and learn how to prevent it.
Better still, use a notebook to jot down your mistakes and corrections each time your teacher returns you your assignments.
Every mistake you fail to learn from will hold you back. Make sure that you grow from every mistake.