Pavan Chauhan | January 11th, 2013 at 11:23am
So, it is that time of the year again when exams loom large on the horizon and you are gearing up to face them confidently in the next few months. We know you have a very hectic schedule after which you probably have very little time left to spend on focused studying. Worry not. A planned and organized approach in which you systematically tackle all your weak areas while continuing to polish your strong areas, will soon get you feeling in control again.
Here are a few tips that can help you prepare better for those exams and help keep stress at bay. Get set to aim for an outstanding performance this exam season.
When you sit down to tackle difficult chapters, try to study them through a video tutorial. It has been proven that something learnt audio-visually stays with you for longer . After watching the videos in the chapter you can revise how much you know by taking the chapter test to assess how much you have learnt.
Revise Revise and Revise. You must have quick and concise revision notes handy so that you can refer to them any time.One of the most effective learning practices that you can and should adopt in addition to studying by yourself is group studying. Collaborative studying allows you to discuss your problems regarding any concept with friends. It also helps you assess your own understanding of the concept when you explain it to another person. You can also sit together for a mock test paper and evaluate your performance later. Needless to say, group studying can also be an effective stress-busting mechanism.
Be particular about your eating habits. We know you feel hungry while studying. Opt for healthy snacks like a bowl of your favourite fruit, nuts, puffed rice etc. Avoid starchy, oily, sugary and processed snacks. They make the body lethargic and the mind sluggish.
Follow these simple tips and charge ahead of others in the upcoming exams! Do write in to let us know how you are faring in your preparations, or simply if you need some encouragement when you feel ‘stuck’! You can write in to me at email@example.com
Wishing you good luck!
Career Counselor- Meritnation.com