RSVPlive: Last minute study tips for exam students
Posted on by Louisa Valvano
With just under one week to go it’s time to get serious about study. The final few days can often be over whelming but with these few tips you should be fine.
Re-jig your study plan
Fitting five subjects into one day just isn’t realistic anymore. Take another look at your exam schedule and plan out when you’ll study every subject. For example, if you don’t have music until the end of June – don’t dedicate too much time to it now.
The trick to a fantastic study plan is making it realistic. If you get distracted every fifteen minutes, then schedule breaks every fifteen minutes. Otherwise, you’ll end up feeling like you’re achieving nothing and piling more stress onto how you already feel.
Practice exam questions
At this stage this could me more important than simply learning. Figuring out what triggers your brain into recalling your school work will benefit you greatly on the day itself.
Familiarity with the phrasing will save you wasting your precious time too.
Look at how you’ll tackle the exam paper
Find out how much time you have for each subject, how long you’ll dedicate to each question, and any extra bits you’ll need to bring. Working it out now means one less thing to worry about on the day.
So you know that study headache you get? Yeah, it’s real. Retaining new information in your brain actually uses up oxygen, and exercising will create some more. Not to mention, it’s good to think about something else for a little while.
A vital tip according to Neil Shah form the Stress Management Society. He says that some social interaction will take your mind off revision for a while and give you a mental break. You can then go back to revision feeling re-energised and focused.