Have you ever asked yourself if you will be able to pass the exam? Have you ever tried taking the exam? Have you ever been in a situation wherein you don’t know where to start or how to begin studying for your exam? Here are some personal tips that I have always used to improve my study habits to prepare myself in the coming exam:
Tip No. 1: Study starts on day one. At the end of each day read over the notes for the topics that you have discussed. Do not try to learn them, simply read them through and make sure that you understand what is being said. Learning naturally comes after reading and understanding. Ask questions about certain topics that you do not understand. Don't let the day pass you by and leave it unanswered. It is a good habit to start studying on day one rather than cramming. It will most likely cause you to have mental block if you’re forcing yourself to remember what you are studying immediately.
Tip No. 2: Try not to study on your own. Look for a study partner so that both of you shall benefit from improved understanding of different topic. Remember, two heads are better than one.
Tip No. 3: Don't overdo it! Try to study 30 to 45 minutes and then find an activity that you can do for 15 minutes in between study periods. For example: you can watch TV, do some stretching, watch your favorite DVDs, do something to take away the boredom that's settling in your mind. Your no. 1 enemy is boredom. Try to overcome it. Your brain needs to reset, and besides the first 30 to 45 minutes is the maximum time you can study with efficiency.
Tip No. 4: If you are studying in the evening, do not go straight to bed afterwards. Your mind will still be thinking of the topics you have just studied. Do something that would completely get you away from your studies. Remember that you also need a good rest. You should take care of your health. You don’t want to end up having a fever or feeling uneasy during your board exam.
Tip No. 5: Stay healthy: get enough sleep and eat sensibly. Take regular exercise and vitamins. A healthy Mind and a healthy Body will be your basic requirements during the exam.
Tip No. 6: Always think positive. You want to attract good vibes with you right? So start thinking that you will pass the exam.
Tip No. 7: Go to church and pray harder. My first captain always told me “The Board exam is 40% of study, and 60% of prayer." It’s a stiff exam that you will be taking. You should be prepared for everything.
Tip No. 8: Simply do your best; you cannot do more than that.
Try also finding a good place to study. I always have a table with a lamp on it. I don't want a very bright light when I'm studying, only a dim light background to see my room is enough for me. Also stick all the formulas you are having hard time to remember on your favorite wall in your room. Try reading it every day, or even just imagine it. Recall is your key to fast learning. I hope this tips will help you. Good luck.
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