To reduce stress and ensure the best possible organization, get more information about planning and taking care of yourself and concentration to be prepared for the exam.
Take the time to plan
- Prepare a learning plan and objectives for each day/week. Make sure you are balanced with other important things in your life, this way it will be easier to follow.
- Talk to your employers early to let them know that you need to limit your changes/hours while studying.
- Create a comfortable and quiet place to study, well-lit, organized and without close interference, such as TV, telephone, people talking, etc.
- Make sure you have everything you need for each research session, as it helps you feel more secure and organized.
- Personal care is especially important when you have a high demand in your life, in this way you have the energy to get involved in what you need to achieve.
- Create activities that you like and that reduce the stress of your learning plan, such as sports, spending time with friends, the Internet, etc.
- Don’t be hungry before or while studying. Take nutritious snacks that will give you energy, such as fruits/nuts/dairy products, etc.
- Remember to exercise every day, as it helps you stay focused and energized.
Rest when you need it
- Check what time of day you have more energy and plan to study.
- Do not study for more than 40-60 minutes without a short break. Even a 5-minute break will help. A glass of water also helps!
- When you have a rest, do something physical or fun, for example, go jogging or play with the animal.
- Try to focus on school and exams, not other life events; you don’t have to worry about relationships, friendships, etc.
- Relaxation is important, especially before bedtime, to decrease brain activity. Try to breathe slowly and deeply, shower or bathe, herbal tea, etc.
- Learn more about sleeping well.
- Say “no” to the parties in the coming weeks for exams. It will help you maintain freshness and energy.
- While learning, turn off your phone and email to stop distractions.
- Try to focus on your health and well-being without using drugs or alcohol; It can significantly hinder learning.
Ask for help
- Stay in school until the last day so you don’t miss any important information about exams or fun events with your classmates.
- Practice writing essays and show your teachers comments about the improvements.
- Ask teachers what is the best way to learn for each subject; They have many years of experience that they can share with you.
- Some teachers will be happy to contact you before the exams. Find out who you can contact and use it if necessary.
- If you have trouble contacting your teacher for advice, talk to one of the other teachers in the same subject.
- Group learning sessions with classmates can be a useful and entertaining way to learn, but focus on what you want to achieve through these sessions.
- Talk about what you study with family and friends, as this helps keep more information, especially names and dates, etc.
To be prepared
- Read/write everything three times because it also helps to save information in memory.
- Use the simulated test results to focus on what you need.
- Use the documents from previous exams to know what to expect.
- Ask your friends what they are doing to help with learning, or friends who did it last year.
- You must study within 24 hours after the exam to save more information.
- Write things with colorful texts that you have trouble remembering (such as names and dates) and Blu-yes on the bathroom wall/door. Sounds fun, but it really works!
- For example, do what you usually eat for breakfast.
- Drink some water and a healthy snack (if allowed) for the exam.
And finally …
- If stress approaches you, it will prevent you from learning effectively and safely, therefore, ask for help in free space, an advisor, a specialist or a helpline.