Preparing for your exams? Not sure where to start? Do you want work smart, not hard but still avoid cramming? Well we’ve got 10 tips you’ll need for the rest of your life that will help you do well in exams.
#1 Use The Pomodoro Technique
Work with FULL attention for only 20/25 minutes and then take a 5 minute break to keep your mind fresh.
Use this technique for less procrastinating and more studying!
#2 Have A Growth Mindset
Don’t let setbacks make you feel that you are not good at a subject. Have a positive attitude & apply consistent effort and you will see progress.
#3 Good Time Management
Avoid feeling stressed out, having to pull all nighters and cram just before exams with effective time management. This means using your time to work SMART and achieve your goals.
Have a definite study timetable, with set times allocated for each subject. This will allow you to balance your studies.
Think about the one thing you’d like to achieve today.
#4 Get Some Exercise
Whether you’re into sport or not, exercise is a great way to stay focused. It’s scientifically proven that exercise makes you more productive, healthier and happier too. Aim to get 30 minutes of activity per day, to get an refreshing break from your revision.
#5 Stay Organised
Begin by making a weekly plan, covering both your studies and extra curricular activities. At the end of each day before you go to bed, write down a list of objectives for the next day, this will help to clear your mind allowing you to sleep better and start the new day with focus.
#6 Teach People What You’ve Learned
The best way to check if you fully understand what you’re learning is to teach it.
If you can explain Perfect Competition to an English Student, depreciation to a musician, or even differentiation to an artist, then you’re on the right track. If you can’t, keep practicing.
#7 Block Distracting Sites
The average person is said to spend an hour each day on Instagram alone.
Use handy apps such as “Self Control” to block distracting websites while you revise in peace.
This will allow you to fully concentrate for longer.
#8 Make Use of Online Resources
Don’t limit yourself to what or how you are taught in school.
There are a number of online resources – Google, Youtube or more bespoke services – that can help you get the answers you’ve been missing.
#9 Have A Strategy
You need a strategy for revision and for the exam. When you don’t know what to focus on it’s easy to become overwhelmed.
Have a plan for when and how you’ll tackle the hardest topics. Tackle them first, because you can catch up on the easy stuff when you need to with much less trouble.
#10 Identify Key Information
Identify the things you NEED to know to do well in your exams. Throughout the year, you’ll cover a lot of information – some is essential, some you can do without.
Focus on past papers and listen to your teachers so you know where best to focus your attention.
There you have it! Want to crush your exams this summer? Remember these 10 key exam tips and skyrocket your learning today.