How to Prepare for Examination – 20 Study Tips

Want to succeed in exams ? Follow these twenty study tips :

 

Allow Sufficient time to study

 

Start preparing for the exam from start of your session or semester . Set up a timetable and follow your timetable rigorously . This is your best time management tip . Studying throughout the year / semester will help you to avoid last minute study pressures .

 

Create an attractive study environment

 

Keep your study space tidy and clutter free . Ensure you have enough space to keep your books , notebooks and study notes . Ensure you have ambient light to study and make your study chair comfortable . Get rid of all the distractions . Maintain complete silence in your space of study .

 

Make points when you read a paragraph

 

At the time of studying when you read a paragraph about a topic , note the gyst in points about the paragraph . This helps us to understand quickly .

 

Use of visual aids

 

Visual aids like flowcharts and diagrams are helpful when studying and revising . At first memorize all the points about the topic . Draw a flowchart or diagram about the whole topic depicting the full process . This helps us to memorize the topic quickly . When you do this it helps to recall everything you need to know during the exam .

 

Work out old exam papers and sample exam papers

 

Solve every previous years question papers . This tells us about the pattern and type of question . When you come closer to your exam solve sample question papers available in the market in allotted time . It will increase your efficiency and confidence for the exam .

 

Arrange group study with friends

 

You can arrange group study with your friends . There are some topics in the subject your friends know better . This mutual interaction can be very much helpful to you for preparation.

 

Avoid continuous long hours of study

 

Continuously studying for long hours is stressful and non-productive . Regular breaks will give rest to your brain and will help in long term retention of knowledge .

 

Avoid late night study

 

Go to bed early and rise early . Start study in early morning as brain will be fresh after night sleep and help in memorizing the reading .

 

Follow healthy food habit throughout        

 

Eat nutritious and healthy food which will give physical and mental well being . It will give energy to your body and help to overcome the stress of study . It will increase concentration of mind and memory for retention of knowledge . You should avoid junk food which will have adverse effect on your health . You should meticulously follow the same during exam days and take meals in time to keep your health perfect .

 

Do regular exercise

 

Regular exercise like cycling , walking or jogging facilitates more blood flow in brain helping in encoding and storage of information that can be retrieved when required . It will also result in a sensation of pleasure and good mood so that it will be easier to concentrate and remember .

 

Plan your exam day properly

 

Visit your exam hall at least once before the exam day . Check the routes to the exam hall and plan the transport properly . Check all the rules and regulations before exam . Always try to reach exam hall at least one hour before start of exam . Check your pens , pencils , geometry box and specially admit card properly .

 

Sleep early the day before the exam

 

Do not study late at night the day before the exam . The brain is most active when you sleep . It reorganizes in top priority what you study just before you go to bed . If you study for long at night without sleep the information does not get encoded , an exhausted mind cannot recall fast and the effect concentration of mind and memory . Sleep is essential to retain what you study .

 

Take a walk before the exam

 

Taking a 20-minute walk before an exam can boost your cognitive performance by up to 10 percent .

 

Revise before bedtime

 

You should revise the toughest material right before going to bed the night before the test . That makes it easier to recall the stuff later . (Source : The Telegraph You)

 

Do not do revision on exam day morning

 

Do not do revision on the morning of exam day . It may be counterproductive .

 

Learn by chunking

 

Chunking helps us to learn complex topics quickly . Divide the topic into small chunks . Then learn each chunk separately . This saves a lot of time . (Source : The Telegraph You)

 

Keywords for flashcards

 

Flashcards are one of the most common tools that are used throughout the ages . It is a tried and tested method . You can use paper index card or a digital version like quizlet to learn new material . (Source : The Telegraph You)

 

Have positive mentality

 

Have a positive mentality while preparing for the exam and during the exam .

 

Do not worry about result

 

Some students are so much worried about the result that they become anxious . Remember , this exam is not everything in life . There is always a second chance .

 

Keep your cool and do not panic

 

It may happen that you are not able to study the full syllabus and question comes from that part . Do not panic , answer the questions you know best first , unless otherwise stated . If you panic you may give wrong answer to a question you know .

 

 

 

 

 

 

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