EXAMS MONTH: We are here to help!
For a university or college student, the month of April is a stressful month. It’s a month where all of the final projects are due, final essays are due, and examination of their course is ready to take place. This equals to an increase of sleepless nights, food bingeing, caffeine intake and stress! Do not worry. We, at Heritage, are glad to assist you through this busy month with some helpful tips to help you get through your exams.
Whether its a multiple choice exam or a written exam, these tips can help you to during exam week.
1. Practice exam style question
Most textbooks for your courses may have quizzes available online. Take advantage of these extra sources to aid you on your exams. It will provide samples of the type of question that may show up on the final exams. Also, some universities and colleges do offer old test banks of previous exams in the last past years. Practicing these question will help you throughout the exams.
2. Chapter summary notes
It is a good idea to create summary notes of each chapter of the textbook. Re-reading each chapters can be unproductive and time consuming. Also, there is not isn’t enough time to read 10 books in a week. The answer to this solution is summary notes! Summary notes can help you to recap everything that is in each chapter. It can be a helpful guide to your studies for the final exam.
3. Teaching others
According to Talentegg, students gain better retention when they are able to teach/talk about the information to other people. Gather a group of peers that have the same exam as you, and teach or quiz each other the content.
4. Study Groups
Study groups are great when everyone has the same goal and focus as you do. Asking each other questions about the exam or explaining the content can help you and your group in a major way for the exam.
5. Find a great study location
Avoid areas with a lot of noise and distraction. Finding a clean, quiet, open space to study is ideal for students to study. Have all of your study notes and books ready, and find a great space. Find a place where you’re comfortable and can focus on the task at hand.
6. Ask your professors questions
When in doubt or uncertainty of a theory or concept of your studies, it is best to ask your professor for clarity. Professors are available to help students after a lecture or class hours. Emailing your professor can help you understand the materials that you are studying about. In addition, during the last lecture of the semester during exam review, be sure to ask many questions and take plenty of notes that the professor emphasis on during the lecture. Most likely, it will appear in the exam.
7. Eat ‘brain food’
Choosing to eat nutritious ‘smart’ food can have a huge impact on energy levels, memory aid, and concertation aid. Choosing food such as blueberry, fish, and seeds. Even though junk food may sound pretty attractive to eat before an exam, but ‘brain food’ are helpful for your studies.
8. Take breaks
Make sure to take breaks during studying. It’s a mistake to study without any breaks because this will overload your brain. Studies have shown according to QS Top University, taking regular breaks lead to long-term retention of knowledge.
9. Drink water
Stay hydrated during studying. Being hydrated is essential for your brain to function. Water is great for you and your studies.
10. Sleep, sleep, sleep
Even though studying may leave you with sleepless nights. It’s always a good idea to have enough rest on a day before your exams. Sleep smart is the key to do well on exams. After you have memorized the theory of relativity and other theories, your mind needs a rest to absorb the knowledge and have it by memory.
We wish that all students have a successful exam week.