Exam stress is triggered when one can’t cope with the revision, be able to finish the syllabus on time or feel the pressure from school and family. One might worry about going to fail or about getting the grades necessary for the admission for the course or job one desires.
As unpleasant as taking a test can be, it actually does more than proving your teachers and family what you know: it helps you learn. There have been studies showing how students who have been tested regularly tend to learn more and retain it better than the students who haven’t been tested at all. Tests can stress out even the most confident student. Yet, nothing compares to getting an A in exams. Getting there is certainly not a walk in the park, but if approached in a calm and smart way, one can give their best shot. Not sure how to effectively study for a test? Follow these tips to ace exams.
- Get Pumped For the Test
Firstly, you need to believe in yourself. Believing that you are going to do well, will actually help you get there. Keep assuring yourself that you got it what it takes to score good grades. Sort of like “Fake it till you make it”, but it can work.
- Be Informed
Don’t walk into the exam hall unprepared for what you will face. Before you start studying, be informed of
- Test format
- Chapters and topics the test will cover
The layout and goals of the test will determine the way you tackle your learning material.
- Study Everyday
If you have an exam in a week, then studying a little each day will help you identify the tough concepts in advance. For example, you might have a tough time understanding the image formation by a concave mirror. Once you identify the areas you are weak in, you can devote extra time to it and plan your study schedule accordingly.
- Divide Bigs Concept into Smaller Details
If you are studying a vast topic like Reynolds number in fluid mechanics or cellular processes in biology then try breaking them into smaller chunks. Face one battle at a time and then quiz yourself. Keep asking yourself about what you have studied.
- Drink Water and Eat Healthily
Drinking plenty of water and an occasional cup of coffee while studying helps you stay hydrated and maintain a high level of cognitive function and energy. Eating plenty of fruits like apples and blueberry reduce toxins in your bloodstream and improving your memory function.
And lastly, remember your whole future doesn’t depend on the grades you get. There can be a lot of pressure on kids to do well in exams that cause stress and anxiety. But one should realise that getting good grades is not the only way to have a successful life, there are other ways too. Lots of people have achieved success in life without doing well in school exams. Therefore, approach your exams with a calm and relaxed mind. All the best for your exams!
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