So I am sure that most of us have exams coming our way soon and what better than to write a post giving you some tips and advice on how to handle that time of the year! I am in my final year and I am not going to say that I am a pro but I definitely have improved in the way I approach exam revision over the past few years.
Now…all of these tips do not necessarily have to work for everyone. Something that might work for me, may not work for someone else. Find whatever works best for you and you shall definitely find yourself at ease.
a) Stick to a routine
Make a timetable for yourself. Allot specific times during the day to revision. It is unhealthy to immerse yourself in studying for exams all through the day. It clogs your brain and does you no good. Trust me, my advice comes from personal experience. Take frequent breaks and do something you genuinely enjoy. I like listening to Mozart or Beethoven! It helps me relax. Also, if you have more than one exam, switch between subjects. It will be less boring and spice up your revision schedule!
b) Find your space
Your environment can have a significant impact on your mood and motivation. Find a space that works for you. This can be your room or a quiet study zone at the library.
c) Practice makes perfect
If you have access to past papers, go through them thoroughly. Familiarizing yourself with the structure of the paper could hint at what kinds of questions could be asked in the exam. It helps save time and increases your chances at getting good grades.
d) Eat well
No, I am not talking about those endless cups of coffee or the empty cans of Red Bull spilling out of your dustbin. I cannot stress how important it is to eat well, especially during exams. A healthy body = a healthy mind. Eat well. Give yourself those nutrients your body and mind need to function well and stay healthy.
And just stay positive! Stressing out never works anyway. I hope these simple tips help all of you out there preparing for exams. I wish you all the very best!