And finally that dreaded time is again on the horizon when all of a sudden everything starts to look intriguing and important apart from that one thing which is expected out of us. Exams are on us! So, this time instead of having a last minute panic with everything falling apart, let’s team up and organize it in a meticulous and a precise manner. So here are a few Do’s and Don’ts which could be followed to ensure a better preparation for exams and a good health simultaneously.
- So firstly, we should set out a study plan, so that we know what should be studied and at what time. This will help you prevent disorganization and you will be able to follow the usual schedule.
- Get yourself a good 8 hour sleep every day. It has been scientifically proven that a good sleep and a healthy diet results in a better functioning of the brain and an enhanced learning capacity.
- Take small frequent breaks between studies. This helps your mind to re-freshen up and hence results in an increased span of attention, giving time for the learned material to settle in. These breaks could be listening to music, taking a stroll around, watching television and a plethora of other activities which you can indulge in to reinvigorate your brain.
- Do not take up two very similar subjects of study together. For example avoid studying physics and maths together, if you are studying maths for let’s say 2 hours then take up a lighter subject corresponding to it, for example English to give yourself a change and rest to the brain.
- You should try and come a bit early to the examination hall so that you can calmly settle down and be mentally prepared for the exam. Also pack your bag properly the night before and ensure that everything is in place, as it will help you concentrate on your paper during the exam rather than borrowing or lending.
- Don’t stay up late the night before the exam. Getting a good night’s sleep will definitely enhance your test taking abilities.
- Always try and keep sometime for revision after you are over with writing the paper, as it’ll help you point out your mistakes and correct them and make sure that you don’t lose upon marks in that section.
- You should try and get information concerning all aspects of the test like what kind of questions are there? What’s the supposed level of difficulty of the paper? What are the subsequent timings and so on.
- Lastly, don’t stress yourself too much. Under stress we have a tendency to mess up the things we know and under panic our senses stop working as they are expected to. Relax yourself by deep breathing and reducing the flow of thoughts going on inside you and have faith in yourself.
Having a well organised schedule for exams will not only help you score well but will also keep you stress free. Panicking is not a solution to the problem, instead most of the times it worsens it. Thus, for the best results to come, things must be followed in a systematic and a well-planned manner. Remain stress free and you’ll be able to give your best.