HI HI my fellow blog readers. Hope everybody’s day is going fabulous. So I know a lot of my college students have been in school for about a month or so now. During this time you’ve either already had an exam and another one is coming up or your about to have your fist exam soon. All in All you have to prepare for the exam. I thought of a few tips that could help you prepare for you exam and wanted to share them with you. So lets begin. 🙂
Prepare Study Cards– Writing down things you study on note cards can go a long way. It’s the easiest way to test yourself without having to look on a paper full of notes. I’m not saying give up on note taking studying if that works for you then by all means do it! Do what you can to get that A that you want. Doing study cards helps you to pick out the main points without having to write everything down. When it comes to vocabulary note cards will be your best friends.
Study At A Reasonable Time- Procrastinating can be your biggest enemy. I know some of you might say “but I work best when im under pressure”… DONT DO IT! Study for that exam early. Try not to put yourself in a stressful situation that you can avoid. Your brain will thank you, your grades will thank you, and your sleep pattern will thank you. Studying earlier wont kill you, it will help more so than anything. In fact you’ll feel even more prepared if you study in advanced whereas if you were to cram study for your exam. Your efforts won’t go ignored and you’ll definitely be able to reap the benefits from them.
Read It Out Loud– I’ve come to notice that with some subjects that you can’t just read the material in silence. You have to be able to hear yourself reading in order to really retain what you are learning. When you do this it seem like you can really understand what you trying to retain. You don’t have to do it for everything but at least try it once. See how it helps you when you get into study mode. Hearing yourself read something out loud can help you better understand something that might not have been so easy to understand in somebody’s elses voice. This is the time to really start enjoying hearing yourself speak.
Summarize-Summarize, Summarize, Summarize!!! You don’t have to try to write everything down, it might become too much information to retain and your hands will hate you tremendously. Summarizing helps a lot. Your able to write down a good amount BUT, your also writing down the key main points that you will need to remember. This way you are able to go back and review. Say you need to go back and review a paragraph from one of your books. Instead of writing the whole paragraph down try an summarize it or write a side note about it. That way if you want to go back and reread that paragraph you’ll be able to get the jest of it, without having to write the whole thing down. All you will be studying are the main things that you’ll need to know.
Get Some Sleep– I know, I know when you think of studying the last thing on your mind is sleep. Your thinking of allnighters, how much studying can you get in before you pass out, or how much coffee can you drink to keep you awake and function during the day…PLEASE GET SOME SLEEP! Your body will thank you and your mind will be able to function a little better during the day. In order to give your best and have excellent concentration while taking exams you require sleep. Give your body and mind just as much effort to recover just as you will be giving that exam.
Don’t Overwhelm Yourself– I know college is stressful, taking an exam doesn’t add to that stress. They can make or break you especially when it comes to your grades. If you’re like me then anxiety is an evil little thing that exist and sneaks up on you, and I wish it didn’t. But even though preparing for exam can be stressful don’t let it consume you. You’ll make yourself sick and even more stressed out. I know you want to make sure that you retain all that you need to retain and want to make sure you get a decent grade. It means nothing is you’re not enjoying what your learn. I know the school system is so heavily involved on grades but don’t forget why you’re majoring in what you’re majoring in. Remember that purpose you started out with in the beginning . Think of the positive and not so much the negative. When you do this things will go by a lot smoother and will all be worth it.
Those are my tips for Preparing for Exams. Let me know a few tips that you go by to prepare yourself for exam. Hope you all enjoyed it. HAPPY READING EVERYONE!!!!!