The exam period can be a stressful time but we’re here to help. Read on for some handy tips to help you get through exams and get the results you want.
Look after yourself
While you’re studying it’s important to remember to look after yourself. Take care of yourself by fitting in a bit of exercise each day, taking regular breaks and getting enough sleep. Also make sure the space you’re using to study is comfortable, well-lit and free of distractions and clutter.
Choose the best time to study
Everyone studies best in different ways. Different techniques, different places and different times of day. Whether you prefer being more active during the day or you’re a night owl, there are benefits to both. If you prefer studying during the day, you may have more energy after a good night’s sleep, you can communicate more easily with your Online Learning Advisors and the natural light will help keep you alert. Studying at night, however, means there are fewer distractions. Libraries and study spaces are quieter if they stay open later, and sleeping after studying can aid the recall of information.
Use your phone for good
Most of us always have our phone close by. Take advantage of this habit by installing apps that will benefit you while you study. Todait will aid with time management, create your own study materials with Quizlet, de-stress by breathing along with ReachOut Breathe and let SelfControl help you stay distraction-free.
Embrace the stress
Rather than attempting to combat the stress you might be feeling, try turning it into motivation. Use stress as a factor to ensure you’re prepared in the lead up to exams and ready the day of. But don’t forget that too much stress can have a negative effect. Manage your stress levels by maintaining a revision schedule, knowing the exam structure, where it’s held and how you’ll get there.
Be exam ready
Make sure you’re prepared for your exams the night before and on the day. Start by eating a healthy dinner, going over your notes, getting your bag ready and most importantly, having a good night’s sleep. On the day of your exam, arrive at the exam venue with time to spare, read through the questions carefully once the exam begins and stay positive.
You can do it. Remember to contact your Student Advisors if you need more assistance.