How to Study for Exam: Exams are terrible and stressful things to study for, especially knowing that they can make or break your final mark. #study for an exam.
Exams are terrible and stressful things to study for, especially knowing that they can make or break your final mark. Being able to study in the proper manner will help you achieve the best results, so make use of these tips.
But be aware that these tips may not work for other people hence you might want to make a little change to suit your environment and make you comfortable.
Rewriting your notes is great if you’re a kinesthetic learner. Also, when you re-write something, you will probably think about what you are writing, what it’s about, and why you wrote it down. Most importantly, it refreshes your memory. If you took notes a month ago and just found out that those notes will be relevant in your exam, rewriting them will remind you of them when you need it for your exam.
It does really work for me!
Find The Right Hours
Don’t study when you’re really tired. It’s better to study for two hours in one day than to try and cram in that daily hour of studying at two in the morning. You won’t remember much and you’re likely to stop before you have studied what you need.
Cramming the night before is proven to be useless, because you’re taking in so much information at once that it’s impossible to memorize it at all — in fact, you’ll hardly retain anything. I know it’s been preached to you many times before, but it’s true: Studying before and going over it multiple times really is the best way to learn the material.
If it’s math you’re studying for, work on the problems. Don’t just read over it like you would for a history class, because you can actually do math, but you can seldom do history. Working problems out will help burn them into your mind, and remember: if you can’t solve the problem before the exam, you won’t be able to solve it on the exam either. If you are studying for a more social subject, do your research! Make sure you know what you’re talking about!
For men, try studying with a dimmer light (though not overly dim). Statistics say that 75% of guys that do this will focus better. For girls, it’s indicated that 90% of the time, they study and focus better in a brighter room with little noise.
You need some time to have fun and it is better to revise when you are feeling relaxed than to exhaust yourself studying all day! The only caveat is, you need to avoid procrastination.
When you are finished studying one page of your notes, before you move on to the next page, ask yourself questions relating to the material on that page to see if you have remembered what you just studied. It also helps to say the answers to your questions out loud as if you were trying to explain it to someone else – I do that a lot.
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Ask for Help
If you need help, ask someone who is good at these subjects. Example: Friends, Family, Me, Teachers, etc…