Studying for an exam can be very stressful, and it’s easy to start procrastinating. But it’s so important to start as early as possible otherwise you could end up not having enough time to learn everything. Here are some tips for when you are studying for an exam.
Make a plan
Before you start studying, you need to sit down and work out what you are going to study and when. Make a plan for the next week and which subject you are going to tackle each day. It’s a great way of ensuring you will cover every topic that could come up in the exam.
Work in a quiet environment
It’s so important that you aren’t disturbed while you are trying to study. Before you start studying for the exam, you need to make sure you are in a quiet environment with little distractions. You may want to move your phone out of the room for the period of studying. You can also get an app which will block notifications while you are revising. You can listen to some music while you work, but avoid putting on the television as you will start watching it. Try and work in your house when people go out so that they don’t walk into the room and disturb you. You may want to go and study in the library where you won’t be bothered.
To ensure you stay alert and motivated, you need to work in a room which has natural light. In fact, you may want to work outdoors to ensure you are studying effectively. As we have talked about previously, working outside in the fresh air can help you to stay focused as well as de-stress you.
Eat and drink
While you are studying, you should keep a glass of water with you so that you can quench your thirst. You should make sure you are eating properly before studying. Otherwise, you will get hungry. Try and eat properly as a good diet can make your brain healthy and working correctly. If you aren’t getting enough nutrients in your diet, you may need to take some supplements such as Phosphatidylcholines. These can help boost your brain and enhance your memory.
Study with a friend
If you want to study effectively, you may want a study partner with you so you can bounce ideas off each other. They may have notes which you forgot to take that you can look through. You can both test each other on questions that will be in the test. As this article reveals, try and concentrate on the task ahead and then you can hang out after!
The top thing you should do when studying for an exam is to take breaks. If you sit there for hours on end, you will soon become tired and won’t be learning anything. Do an hour of studying then go and take a walk or get something to eat. If you have worked all morning, why not take an hour or two out in the afternoon to go to the shops. You will find your concentration will have improved when you get back.
Good luck with your exam!