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Exams are approaching and most of the students out there are experiencing stress and anxiety. But what if I say, you don’t need to stress about it. Yes, you heard that. It is important that while studying you must not have any kind of stress on your mind. If you are having some sort of pressure, then that’s not going to help you while studying. Studying is essential for achieving your goals (any short term or long term) like getting that dream job, scoring better than last time, etc. Try to think about the goal that you want to achieve. And think that studying is a stepping stone or a step that will take you closer to your dream once you accomplish it.
The more you stress yourself, the more you will not be able to focus. Hence, calm and get through it. If you are dedicated and focused, then you will surely get through exams and that too with better grades. Just remember that no matter how hard the time is, it will always pass. Think about the holidays and the vacations you will get to spend after your exam and the exciting things you can do after exams. But for the time being, just focus on studying. Study hard, take breaks, stay organized, do your work on time, etc. are some of the things you can do for passing your exams.
Following are 7 tips that will help you stay motivated and exciting while preparing for exams:
While studying for exams, there are a number of factors you need to consider and focus on. Motivation and dedication are needed to study hard and get good grades. If you lack the motivation to study and do not stay dedicated while studying, it will be really difficult for you to focus and memorize the content you studied. Here are some of the tips that you can use to get through your exams.
- Make a schedule – Scheduling is dividing your total time into small units. In this small unit, you have to complete your task. Before creating a time table or schedule, consider all the work that is to be done. It will hardly take you 10-15 minutes to make a time table. List down all the important work you need to do and according to the priority dedicate a specific amount of time for each work. If there is a lot of time for your exams, then you can give all subject appropriate time. But suppose you have an exam in the next two days, then divide the important topic and spend some specific amount on that topic. It will help you to prepare all the content beforehand and you will also get time to revise it again.
- Take breaks – Taking a break is required for you to stay focused. It sounds ironic but it is true. Some students sit continuously for many hours and keep on studying, but it is not the correct approach. Doing a monotonous work for too long can cause boredom and whatever you studied can be washed off. Hence, you must take breaks regularly. A break will refresh your brain and mind. You can take breaks for 10-20 minutes or according to your wish. In this break, either take a little walk, listen to music, jump, dance, etc. It will refresh your mind and will allow you to focus when you start studying after the break.
- Stay hydrated – Drink plenty of water and stay hydrated. It is not directly making sense but do you know that water keeps the brain active? If you are fully hydrated, you can make the optimum use of your brain. The brain does not work at its best when the body is dehydrated. Remember to keep drinking water while study and also in the exam hall. You may be able to recollect things you learned which might help in getting higher grades.
- Sleep, sleep and more sleep – If you think that by studying for long hours and getting less sleep will help you to remember the exams topics, then sorry to say but you are wrong. Sleeping is essential for your brain and the whole body to function. Taking an accurate amount of sleep will help to remember and function properly. It should not be the case that you were not sleeping properly to study and during the exam you were feeling sleepy. Sleep is like a fuel to your body, if you want it to work, then add plenty of fuel.
- Eat nutritious food – Many people might have given you the advice to study if you are unable to concentrate start eating something. To some extent, you can use it but make sure the food you are going to eat is nutritious and not junk food. The brain is dependent on food for energy and if you eat junk food, then you are hardly helping your brain. Junk food will not provide energy but might rather provide you fatigue and obesity. It also applies on the day of your exam, before going to exams have a good and healthy meal and you are all set for getting through it.
- Use diagrams – It is a really effective method to study. Looking at long paragraphs will make you feel sleepy. In order to get the best out of those long paragraphs, you need to create diagrams and flowcharts. It will help you in remembering the concept for a longer time. The question that arises is how to make this diagram? For that, you need to write down or thoroughly read the topic, highlight the main lines or words, and using them create a diagram. If you remember the key points, you can easily write their sub-points. You can also make notes/ assignment or take assignment help Sydney from your peer or professor. It will also help you with group study and your doubts can be cleared.
- Focus while studying – It is the most essential and significant point while studying for your exam. Does it ever happen to you, that even after studying the topic or 2 or 3 times, you are still not able to understand it? If yes, then it can be because you were not attentive while studying it. If you thoroughly concentrate and focus while studying, then even if you read the topic for once, you can learn and understand it easily. It is just a matter of focusing. The more you concentrate and focus, the more beneficial for you to study and grasp.
If you follow these things while studying, you will be able to remember and get through your exam thereby earning higher grades. Also, remember if you are done studying, then take a break and revise. It will help you in memorizing it but don’t overdo it as it can backfire. Hence, remember to make a schedule, stay hydrated, eat healthily, take enough sleep, etc. and without a doubt, you will nail your exams.