With exam season just around the corner, now is the time to knuckle down and get studying!
Want to get the most out of your exam prep? Then check out these handy tips that will help you study like a pro.
Work out what you already know. Before you begin revising, write or draw everything you know about your exam topic and use this to work out where the gaps in your knowledge are. These are the areas you can focus your study on.
Teach what you know to others. Explain concepts to your friends or family. This will help clear up the content in your head and highlight any areas you need to study more.
Practice on past exams. This is a great way to get familiar with the format of the exam and work out how much time you should be spending on each section.
Work in one hour increments. Focusing on study for too long can actually reduce productivity. Instead, work in short, sharp bursts and take regular breaks.
Avoid burnout by taking regular study breaks. Here are our top ways to recharge:
Get outside. Give your eyes a much needed break from staring at screens and spend some time unwinding in nature.
Talk to someone. Let someone know how much progress you have made with studying and how much more you would like to do. Having someone to check in with will help you keep accountable.
Do something you love. Reward yourself for your hard work with an activity you enjoy. Having something to look forward to makes the study feel worthwhile.
Take a break from your work zone. Mixing where you study and where you have free time can reduce productivity. If you study on your bed, try to avoid watching Netflix there too as this can trick you into feeling like you never took a break.
Get active. Move your body to get those feel-good endorphins pumping. Sign-up to a Group Fitness classat the Uni Fitness gym or do an online workout at home.
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