Most University students are just resuming to school and starting classes but, while it may seem that exams are still far away, that’s the point of this article; to help you get ready in time!
Exam anxiety, Exam fever or Cold feet, whatever you choose to call it, are typical terms you hear when exams come around but they can be avoided through adequate preparation.
How? Five simple steps!
STEP ONE: START EARLY
Getting a headstart will help you get grounded into your routine and adapt to the studying process before exam rush hour. You don’t have to do any intensive reading at first, just study your notes well enough to avoid asking, ‘did they teach us this one?’
STEP TWO: ATTEND ALL CLASSES… OR AS MANY AS YOU CAN
Yes, there are days when it feels like a whirlwind is the only thing that can get you out of bed -those are allowed, just not too often. In most schools, attendance holds grade marks and qualification for exams. Don’t get lost in the frenzy of being a Uni student and start playing ultimate truancy with your lectures.
STEP THREE: ASK QUESTIONS IN CLASS
…you won’t have the time to be shy or ‘too cool for school’ in the exam hall. Ask all the questions you have in the next few weeks, and be sure to actually understand the answer.
STEP FOUR: CREATE A READING SCHEDULE
The best thing to help you prepare for exams is to have a personalized reading schedule like this sample, although you can personalize it to reflect your own times of activity and details. It will help you develop a productive habit of studying when you should, and resting when you should.
STEP FIVE: KNOW YOUR FLAWS, AND FLOSS ‘EM!
Can’t memorize long definitions, Can’t study with acronyms, Can’t stop doodling?
First things first, no one is perfect. But if the problem is something you deal with then, floss it out! Get rid of distractions and focus on doing your best at the examinations.
There you have it! Five steps to reduce your stress level when the exams roll by.
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