Get the most out of ex­ams with savvy study tac­tics

LET­TER TO THE ED­I­TOR

Kalgoorlie Miner - - OPINION - Tralee Cable, Kal­go­or­lie Dakota Man­ley, City of Kal­go­or­lie-Boul­der Youth Coun­cil­lor

It’s that time of the year again for stu­dents when you’re freak­ing out, stress­ing about tests and work­ing your­self to ex­haus­tion.

Tests, ex­ams and as­sess­ments, they don’t scream fun.

If you are strug­gling with study and would like a few point­ers to get you through, keep read­ing.

Th­ese are just a few study tac­tics which have helped us; we hope they work for you as well.

En­sure you man­age your time well, make a “to do list”, use a plan­ner or set alarms if you need to.

Keep your­self a jour­nal as it will help with your or­gan­i­sa­tion.

This will help you to keep track of what’s com­ing up, whether it is home­work, sports train­ing, events or ap­point­ments.

Or­gan­ise your study space, mak­ing sure you have enough room to com­plete your work and feel com­fort­able.

Set your­self goals. Be­gin with achiev­able aims, start­ing sim­ple and work­ing your way up. No pro­cras­ti­nat­ing. Ad­mit it; we have all been there be­fore. Re­mind your­self of the work that needs to be done, get or­gan­ised, sit at your desk and be­gin. Plenty of snacks. Make notes. If you’re like us and have a habit or for­get­ting what you’ve been learn­ing, note it down.

Mo­bile apps and flash cards can help too; ev­ery­one works dif­fer­ently so find what works best for you.

Stay pos­i­tive. Keep­ing in the right state of mind can make a world of dif­fer­ence to what you can achieve.

Ask for help if you need it, even if you don’t want to.

Ask­ing for as­sis­tance can help you un­der­stand things from a dif­fer­ent per­spec­tive and will take a lot of stress off your shoul­ders.

Take reg­u­lar breaks, your brain’s go­ing to need them. Re­view your work. Hav­ing some­one to study with such as a friend, si­b­ling or par­ent who can quiz you will help. Stay mo­ti­vated. Re­mem­ber what it is you’re try­ing to achieve and that the hard work will pay off in the end.

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