As exam season approaches, many of you might be needing some guidance on how to study. So here are the network’s 3 top tips on how to ace your exams!
Tip No.1: Find your way of revising Everyone is different and so will also learn things in their own way. You might learn by flashcards, writing songs and so on and so it is extremely important to find what works best for you. Many online tests can give you an idea of what kind of revision suits you best. Attached is a quiz you can use to get an idea of which way of studying suits you: - http://www.educationplanner.org/students/self-assessments/learning-styles-quiz.shtml Some examples of our fellow students on how they revise: - Kaitlin used mind maps, practise questions and wrote songs - Sam used flashcards and Seneca - Natasha used revision guides and flashcards - Chloe drew diagrams and short clips to revise - Amelia made voice recordings and listened to them back - Ruby used the Cornell method: https://medium.goodnotes.com/study-with-ease-the-best-way-to-take-notes-2749a3e8297b - Elia made online quizzes (Quizlet is very useful for making quizzes)
Tip No.2: Plan Having a timetable or schedule is extremely useful when it comes to exam season. It helps you maximise your time and gives you a structure for the day. For example, if you plan your day, you could study for 2 hours in the morning and then take a break for 2 hours then go for a walk, eat and then repeat 2 hours of studying. But make sure to reward yourself with 2 hours of something else you want to do. You can also plan your week out in case there is a day you are out and can’t do any revision (make sure to take days for yourself!). You can find a range of different timetables online.
Tip No.3: Take care of yourself! You will always do better if you have the right mindset. - Make sure to fuel your body with food. - Have at least 7 hours of sleep (Aim for 8 and do not stay up all night before an exam!). - Continue to do the things you enjoy such as hobbies. - Exercise – this will clear your mind and improve the quality of your studying - Take breaks – don’t burn yourself out as this will negatively impact your performance. - Remember a little bit of stress is good to motivate you, however, don’t get too stressed. Find ways to relax!
On a final note, we wish you all the luck on your exams and have a lovely Easter!