So, you’re final term examination is coming, and you are here to read the practical study tips in preparing for your test. You are on the right page! What I am about to share with you are the things I do whenever a summative test is approaching.
Pressure is indeed good because it activates the adrenaline rush.
But honestly, I don’t like to cram just because I cannot prepare for my exams. It makes me question how I spent my free time when I could not find enough time to study.
How do you do this?
You write all the topics/subjects that you need to study. Ask for some pointers for the exam. In any case, your teacher will not provide any hints, and you covered so many lessons for the final term, then outline everything.
It’s good to have a view of what you need to study because it can help you with your planning schemes. Planning means not just writing the examination coverage but also scheduling your study time.
It also means sorting everything to polish your priority list on which subjects to study first.
Get the Necessary Materials.
I like to shop every time an examination is coming up. It calms me to realize that I already have the necessary materials for the test.
My study essentials usually consist of pens, pencils, markers, sticky notes, a NEW NOTEBOOK (I am obsessed with notebooks), and snacks, of course, ^_^
Collect old notes.
Studying for the final term examination may mean learning from the beginning topics you covered. Therefore, collecting your old notes would be an essential Study Tip.
Always bear in mind that even if old topics will no longer be included in the test, yet you spent some time studying them, it will not be a waste of time and effort because the knowledge gained is valid for a lifetime ^_^
Schedule your study time.
Organize your study tasks by fixing a scheduled study time. There are many techniques on how you can stick with your chosen schedule. There is this very famous POMODORO TECHNIQUE. This technique follows the principle of time blocking.
It helps you to focus on your study tasks for that specific scheduled study time.
Read and Write x5 times.
One of the other essential study tips for the final examination I can give is the fundamental way of studying. This strategy is often discarded practice by many students – the READING AND WRITING many, many times.
I always say that reading is like breathing in and writing is breathing out, and that’s true.
This is a way of re-orienting your brain to the knowledge and understanding you grasped from your readings and writing them all to strengthen RETENTION.
Perform physical exercise.
Before I expound on this, let me remind you that scheduling your physical exercise should not be minutes and an hour or two before your scheduled study time. I am always a victim of my POWERFUL NAP.
If you are a night owl, then try to work out during the mornings; if you are like me, a night owl who loves to do a full yoga workout during night time, expect to suffer during the study period LOL!
My point here is you find time to do light physical exercises when preparing for a final examination because it is healthy for your mental and overall health.
Get enough sleep.
This is why you need to PLAN (Study Tip#1) because not planning will make your schedule messy. There is a possibility that you’ll end up sacrificing your SLEEP, which is very detrimental to your health.
Getting enough sleep means taking care of your body to recover from mental stress.
It is very IMPORTANT.
Find a study buddy.
Realizing a goal is easier when you embrace accountability in the process. Having a study buddy can motivate you to focus on your priorities.
By doing this study tip for the final examination, you are helping yourself and, simultaneously, YOUR BUDDY to get good grades.
Prepare your review cards.
Since you have planned earlier for your final term examination, having your review cards will give you the only necessary materials you need during the examination week.
Review cards may contain the necessary formula, vocabulary, or anything you need to scan and read. This improves RECALL and boosts your confidence that you can ace your final term examination.
How about you? Any study tips for the final examination you can share? Feel free to leave a comment, and let’s connect.