This week is test week for me. 9 tests in one week! Learning, reading, making summaries, stress, nerves. It is hard, but the free weekend after is heaven! And I’ve got a good reward: the concert of Ed Sheeran! I am so excited! But since I know how hard the test week is, I wanted to help you with some study tips.
- Prepare, get into a study mode. But don’t let it take ages, evading is something I also do sometimes. But then you’ll have to do everything late in the evening.
- Get yourself a cup of water and a healthy snack.
- Eat healthy during a full week of hard working. Sugar will only give you energy for a short amount of time, while healthy snacks will keep you energised for much longer.
- Stay hydrated, it will really help you with concentrating. And again don’t drink soda, water is much better.
- Free your working place of distraction.
- Throw your phone to the other side of the room ;). Well, don’t do that. But just make sure you don’t get distracted by social media. If you don’t need wifi for your learning, you can just disconnect from the wifi.
- Make a schedule. It gives you an overview of what to do.
- I know it’s hard, but maybe try to have some fun. See it from the positive side, all those things you learn are actually really interesting.
- Also, make sure you know what you need to learn in advance. You don’t want to be surprised with more things to learn five minutes before your exam. (And yes I know how that feels 😉 ).
- Take a break. Studying for hours and hours without a break isn’t good. It’s much better to take short breaks. In that way, you can get relaxed and re-focus.
- It’s better to learn one subject one hour for several days than to learn it in the five hours before your test.
- Sleep is really important! Don’t stay awake learning till 2 am because you will be tired and unable of concentration on your test.
- And then some tips for the examen itself:
- Never leave an answer blank, just write something down and maybe you will still get some points.
- Your first choice is usually right.
- Read the questions carefully.
- Don’t rush, take your time. It’s better to answer fewer questions and to have them right than to answer everything but to have a lot of them wrong.
- Double check your answers if you have time left.
- If I find a question hard, I put an exclamation point (P!atd! 😉 ) in the margin so I can come back to it later.
Good luck with studying! Don’t stress, it will be alright. And if you need motivation, think about the free weekend when it’s over :D! Oh, another study tip, reward yourself after an exam. When you’re back from school, first relax before you are going to study. And maybe organise a party with your friends when it’s over!
I hope these tips will help you!
And now I need to go and study again :(. Bye!