There are always various activities that can be done separately or combined to enhance the experience. Attached are a few guidelines for practical reference.
Give yourself enough time to study
Make a study program that fits your way of studying and don’t leave anything for the last minute. Although some students seem to thrive on last-minute study, this partial study method is often not the best approach to exam preparation. Make a note of how many exams you have, how many pages you need to learn and how many days you have left. Then organize your study habits accordingly.
Make sure your study space is organized
Make sure you have enough space on your desk to distribute your manuals and notes. Making sure the room is bright enough and your chair is sufficiently restful are also points to consider. Pay attention to details that may distract you and remove them from your study space. Make sure you feel comfortable in your study space and that you are able to concentrate. For some people, this may mean complete silence, while for others, listening to music helps. Some of us need a complete order to concentrate, while others like to study in a more crowded environment. Make sure your study space is friendly and pleasant so that you can concentrate fully.
Use flow charts and diagrams
Visual aids can be particularly useful when reviewing study materials. At the beginning of a topic, write down everything you already know about the topic. As close to the exam as possible, turn your review notes into a diagram. In this way, visual reminder can greatly help you prepare for the exam.
Practice on old exams
One of the most effective ways to prepare for the exams is to practice with an older version of previous exams. In addition, an old test will help you to see the format and wording of questions and it will be good for you to know what to expect, but also as a practice worthy of measuring the time you need for the actual test.
Explain your answers to others
With the help of your family and friends, you could excel at your exam. Explain your reasoning as to why you answered a certain question in a certain way.
Organize study groups with friends
Study groups can help you get the answers you need and complete tasks faster. Just make sure the group is focused on the topic and not easily distracted.
Take regular breaks
Regular breaks are necessary for the brain to regain its concentration. This is not the best tactic for studying long hours because long-term retention of knowledge is almost impossible. The most important part of studying is to develop a routine that fits your style of study.
Snacking on healthy foods is good for the brain
You should not eat unhealthy foods while you are studying. Keep your body and brain in shape by choosing natural, fresh, vitamin-rich foods that are good for you and improve your concentration and memory.
Plan the day of your exams
Check all exam rules and requirements. Plan your route and the time it will take to reach your destination, then add extra time. You don’t want to arrive late and face even more anxiety.
Drink lots of water
When studying for exams and even during an exam, it is advisable to drink water. Staying hydrated is vital and adds to your overall positive mood.