Students will begin the study process this month, as Christmas exams are just around the corner. Often students get caught up in preparing neat notes and compiling study timetables and they actually lose focus of the real task at hand: studying. If student’s begin studying now, they will avoid cramming and should most certainly do much better as a result. Students need to have a basic plan in place if they are to succeed in their Christmas exams. In that regard, they should take the following tips into consideration when starting their study:
Start now, don’t leave it any longer.
Stay positive by believing in yourself.
Schedule a regular study timetable i.e. 9am to 5pm.
Plan time off. If you don’t do this, you will burn out before the exams.
Review past exam papers and identify common themes.
Compile a number of essay style answers and revise on a continuous basis.
Drink water, as you do not want to get dehydrated. This often causes headaches, tiredness and poor concentration.
Study in a quiet place away from distractions.
Ensure that your study timetable allows for revision, as you need to revise previous learnt material numerous times in order for it to store in your long-term memory.
If you remember these ten steps, you should be well on your way to achieving positive results.
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