Get the most out of exams with savvy study tactics
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
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.