Exams—no matter how small—can cause stress. This is the time many students panic and rush up and down their notes to review. It’s in this state of confusion, however, that some find themselves having reviewed so little on the exam day.
So, how can you maximize every minute of your review time? The Center For Legal Studies shares some tips to help you prepare for your exam.
Find a conducive study space
This is the first thing you ought to do. Ensure you find or create a good study space that is void of any distractions. It could be a school or public library, your dorm room, under a shade in your school’s compound, etc. Make sure that you have access to the materials you need to avoid any unnecessary delays.
Most students have a habit of waiting until the last days for them to review. You can also find yourself in such a predicament if you keep procrastinating. By starting your review early, you can save yourself the agony of the last-minute rush. One sure way of doing this is by making reviews a routine. Have a set goal especially for your tough subjects. Also, try spicing up your review by coming with unique ways of memorizing facts.
Have a study schedule
Just like most things in life, reviewing needs proper planning. Have a timetable drawn and make sure that you religiously follow it. Plan it according to your goals and the amount of workload you have. Also, consider the time you deem yourself most productive and slot the hard subjects there. This is also the best time to let your friends and relatives know that you need some time alone.
Preparing for your forthcoming exams doesn’t have to be a herculean task. Just follow the above tips, and you will be sure to cover most of your work and still have time left to relax with family and friends.