With the easing of lockdown and rumors of the exams circulating, stress among students is high. As of now, exams are postponed and everyone including the Government seems to be in a dilemma. Let’s face it, we must give an exam in the future and that future is not too far. Now, your jolly days without study are nearly over, without cussing the education system, it’s better to start preparing now. Don’t worry your lazy ones, here we have some tips that can prove handy while preparing for exams:
1. Get your mind ready.
After a long time of inactivity, it’s difficult to kickstart your mind into the study. What’s the best possible way? FEAR. Yes, fear is really important to get you started. Fear gives motivation like no other. Think about the stake; how important exam is to you, expectations from family, your future, or anything that gets you to study immediately. Sometimes JEALOUSY can work as a replacement for fear, any way you need motivation. But be careful not to stress too much or be anxious.
2. Make a plan.
It’s important, it really is. After you are set to study, don’t start randomly, go in a systematic way. Break your syllabus into smaller chunks of chapters/sections. Set your target as the number of sections you will complete. Don’t set a time as your goal I.e. don’t look for numbers of the hour you will study but only the size of the content you will complete. This will surely boost your productivity and make your study organized.
3. Expand your goal.
Don’t settle for your initial target. Always strive for more. Every day try to expand your goal, do more than yesterday. Don’t extend your target dramatically, it should be a slow and balanced process. But always keep this thing in your mind, Quality is more important than quantity.
4. Live a healthy lifestyle.
Your lifestyle often influences your performance. If you want a better result you need to cut off some unhealthy habits and adopt better ones. For starters, you really need to sleep well(8 hours). Incomplete or disturbed sleep is a recipe for distraction and stress. Get your sleep schedule together, eat healthily, do some light exercise, take a short break once in a while, and drink a lot of water. It’s important to refresh your mind, do what entertains you, watch movies/series, read novels, watch YouTube videos, look at memes, or scroll your newsfeed endlessly.
5. Look for resources elsewhere.
You may find textbook monotonous and limited. In this age of the internet, you can always expand your horizon of knowledge. There are plenty of videos, PDFs, articles online which are an endless fountain of information. Everything you need is here on the internet but don’t get hooked here. It is easy to get distracted, so always have your goal in mind. Try to take advantage of the internet but don’t exploit it. At the end of the day, your textbook is all you need.
6. Avoid distraction.
It’s a bit tricky one but you can excel the skill if you try. The first step is to set up your learning space. Keep only the things you need while studying, a table, your textbook, copy, pen, and a water bottle. Throw your phone away from you, turn off the wifi if you can, close your door, and submerge yourself to the wonderful world of knowledge. It’s better to have no T.V, Laptop or P.C near you. Last but not least keep your stomach full because you are easily distracted when you are hungry.
7. Keep in touch.
It’s always good to be in touch with your friends and family. With the crisis going on, you will be informed about their whereabouts and report your situation. You can get valuable information regarding the exam and college notices. Moreover, you can always share your knowledge with your classmates. You can report them new things you learned, help them with problems or seek help, share your study plan, and practice together. There are a lot of other things but you got the bottom line; don’t hesitate to say hi and initiate conversation.