Study... like a boss
Exam period is upon us and you have no idea how to ever cram all that wisdom into your brain? These brilliant study tips will help you pass any exam.
- Check that you're not missing any notes.
- Make a study schedule according to the order of your exams.
- Study in a quiet place without distractions such as TV, computer, radio, etc.
- A highlighter is your hero during these tough times. Highlight the most important things so they are immediately obvious.
- Write or type well-organized summaries. Also, try not to cram everything into your summary, or you'll just be rewriting your course.
- Rehearse, rehearse, and rehearse some more. Repetition is key!
- Write possible questions on a post-it and the answer on the back of it. In this way you can already do a mini-test while walking around your room.
- Don't put off until tomorrow what you can still do today. Just because you normally stop cramming at 7 PM doesn't mean you can't finish those last 5 pages.
- Taking breaks while cramming is very important. But what can you do during a break?
- Do the dishes, so your dorm doesn't smell so bad anymore.
- Squats and sit-ups, to keep your body in shape. A healthy body in a healthy mind.
- Water the plants, because they ensure that the air in your dorm is purified, so that you can concentrate better.
- Quickly do your shopping, that way you are in the fresh air for a while and don't have to go to the store in the evening.
- Have a chat with your roommate or neighbour, this way you still have some social contact.
- In any case, do not glue yourself to the TV or another screen - give your eyes some rest.
You've reached the end of the road and the exams you've been cramming so hard for are finally here. What do you need to do now to step into that auditorium in a calm manner and ace your exam?
- Make sure you get to school on time to go over your summary.
- Go to the restroom quickly before you go in.
- Bring a bottle of water and tissues with you on the exam and also provide an extra ballpoint pen.
- Write only what is necessary on your answer sheet; professors don't like life stories.
- Check that you have answered all the questions, including those on the back.
- Reread your exam carefully before handing it in.