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Exam Period😒 ….

Onume Ekwo Written by Onume Ekwo · 2 min read >

I must confess that preparing for exams this period have been a really challenging task especially because I have to combine this with work. I come back so tired and still have to read or attend to my studies.

  I learnt some effective strategies that when combined with proper planning can help to maximize your chances of success. Although I did not get to apply all, Here are some exam prep tips to help everyone:

  1. Create a study schedule: Plan your study time in advance and create a schedule that includes specific topics or subjects you need to cover. Allocate sufficient time for each subject, and try to follow the schedule as closely as possible.
  2. Organize your study materials: Gather all your study materials, such as textbooks, lecture notes, and reference books. Organize them in a way that allows easy access and helps you stay focused.
  3. Understand the exam format: Familiarize yourself with the exam format, including the types of questions, time limits, and any specific instructions. This knowledge will help you tailor your study strategies accordingly.

4. Review past exams or sample questions: If available, review past exams or sample questions to get an idea of the types of questions that may be asked. This can help you identify important topics and practice answering questions within the given time frame.

5. Break down the material: Divide your study material into manageable chunks. Breaking it down into smaller sections makes it easier to grasp and retain information. Set specific goals for each study session.

6. Practice active learning: Passive reading is often ineffective for long-term retention. Instead, engage in active learning techniques such as summarizing key concepts, creating flashcards, teaching the material to someone else, or solving practice problems.

7. Utilize mnemonic devices: Mnemonics are memory aids that can help you remember complex information. Create acronyms, rhymes, or visual images to associate with specific concepts or formulas.

8. Seek clarification: If you come across any challenging concepts or topics, don’t hesitate to seek clarification from your teachers, classmates, or online resources. Understanding the material thoroughly is crucial for exam success. Ask questions on every and anything to get all the clarity you deserve.

9.Take regular breaks: It’s important to take regular breaks during your study sessions to avoid burnout and maintain focus. Short breaks every hour or so can help you recharge and retain information better.

10. Practice time management: During practice sessions, simulate exam conditions by setting a timer and answering questions within the allocated time. This will help you improve your speed and ensure you can complete the exam on time.

11. Stay healthy: Take care of your physical and mental well-being. Get enough sleep, eat nutritious meals, and exercise regularly. Taking care of your overall health will improve your concentration and cognitive abilities. This is quite hard because we always want to cover up in such short while but sleeping well is very recommended.

12. Stay positive and manage stress: Maintain a positive mindset and believe in your ability to succeed. Manage stress by practicing relaxation techniques such as deep breathing, meditation, or engaging in activities you enjoy. Stress has a way of breaking the body and keeping the mind clouded impacting negatively on our efforts.

Remember, everyone has their own study methods that work best for them. Experiment with different strategies and find what works for you. Good luck with your exams!

For us that did not get the luxury of planning well and in advance, do not give up. There will be a next time to prepare better.

Success to everyone !!

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