Things to remember for Exam
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- Time management
Planning your time will allow you to study as well as take time off to watch TV, go out with friends and have extra curricular activities such as music and clubs etc.
- Planning and discipline
Select a time for study when you concentrate the best and develop a habit of studying at this time. Some students prefer the early morning, others the afternoon or night. Try to make this study time when there are fewer distractions around you.
- Keeping fit
Exercise and keeping fit are some things that many students worry about as it is time consuming - but don't put this off because of a lack of time. A fit and healthy lifestyle helps you feel more positive and have more energy. It also helps concentration. Play a sport, get outside for fresh air and exercise and try to do this on a regular basis. Even 10 minutes of fitness activity each day has benefits. And don't forget, relaxation exercises are also helpful. (your school counsellor could give you more information on these)
- Manage your stress
It's the rule rather than the exception for student to feel nervous before exams. This is not necessarily a bad thing. Aim to keep your routines as normal as possible during exam periods. On the day before an exam, stick to your revision plan. On the night before, have an early night, so that you give yourself the opportunity to get plenty of sleep and wake up alert.
- Learn to say no
Your friends want to go out on Wednesday but you're committed to studying for that Economics exam? Or you're not allowed to go out on weeknights so you get the weekend free? Then, say no. It's the only way your plans for the rest of the week will stay in place.