Exam stress can be a big bad monster. End of the semester also means start of exam stress. Lots of tests and final projects that have to be turned in! Make sure you have your priorities in order, and you’ll get there!
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Plan ahead of time
It’s never wrong to start planning early! Make sure you have your schedule well laid out ahead of time. If you’re a visual person, take an A4 sheet of paper and draw it out. You can also enter details into your calendar and set reminders for yourself, if you find that easier.
If you keep studying and studying you might burn yourself out. Some people can study for hours on end, others need a break every couple of hours, some even need a 5 minute break every hour! Figure out what works best for yourself, and it’s okay to experiment! Remember to set a timer for your break though- don’t want to get so into your Cady Crush Saga that you forget about the books waiting for you 😉
This can be the most difficult part of studying. Actually, it’s difficult for people in all walks of life, adults included! So get started on learning this early on. Most people prefer visuals for this, so maybe take 10 minutes to draw out a priority chart, or even prioritize tasks for the week ahead.
Skim through the exam first
When you’ve actually got the exam in front of you, it’s a good idea to skim through it first. Often, exams have many components. Your teacher might have already warned you in advance there’s an essay at the end, but still make sure you’re mentally prepared for the next 90 minutes. By taking a few minutes at the beginning of the exam, you might actually save yourself lots of time in the end!
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To sum up, it’s important to understand how you work best yourself, and take it from there! Try not to leave things to the last minute and make your study environment pleasant (not too cozy or you’ll fall asleep! 😁).