7 Helpful Exam Tips for Every Student!

March 15, 2018

7 helpful exam tips for every pupil


I must state the obvious, there needs to be a uniform way to measure our performance as students and it just so happens it comes in the form of exams this exists in every country in every corner of the world. Thus we need to reduce our stress levels in order to enhance our performance and ensure success for us.

Here are some proven procedures that will have you focused and better prepared for final exams.

 

15 – 20-minute increments

1. Studying in 20-50 minute increments and giving yourself 5-10 minutes in between is more beneficial than cramming. Spreading out your study time benefits long-term retention more than a short period.

 

Cardio

2. Science says that just 20 minutes of cardio can increase your memory. Whether you are dancing, running or walking, exercise will increase your energy level and ease the effects of tension.

Good eating habits

3. Good eating habits: Research suggests that high-carb; high-fibre, slow-digesting foods like oatmeal are best. Whilst studying, your brain consumes glucose, so a five-minute break is beneficial to you every hour to let your body re-fuel for your studying.


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Time Management

4. Time management: This by far is the most important bit of advice and is crucial for you to follow, panic studying and over studying will lower your ability to retain information. By putting together a balanced, and realistic study plan and timetable, you will be able to study each subject in its entirety and ultimately enhance your exam performance.

Avoid the “all-nighter”

5. Avoid the all-nighter: Almost every student at one stage will do an all-nighter. This is a terrible idea! Based on a 2008 study by Pamela Thacher, Associate Professor of Psychology at St. Lawrence University, all-nighters impair reasoning and memory for as long as four days.  Need I say any more?

Minimise Distractions

6. Minimise distractions: Research shows that studying while listening to music, having access to social media etc., you are less likely to retain information.

Practice-testing

7. Practice-testing: Practice, practice, practice, your favourite sports person or entertainer all got to where they are with lots of practice. Repetition can be monotonous but I promise you it is the ultimate preparation!

“Procrastination is the thief of time.”  Edward Young

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