Helpful Tips on How to Nail Your Next Test

Posted by on Dec 3, 2015 in Memory, Studying | Comments Off on Helpful Tips on How to Nail Your Next Test

It’s evident that most students/exam takers loathe taking an exam, but let’s be honest, they’re quite inevitable. The truth is, you’ll still encounter exams even after school. While you may have your own method of reviewing, here are some tips that can help you ace that exam you’re dreading for.

So, have an upcoming exam? Then this one is for you.

Powerful Tips on How to Ace Your Test

1. Put out tests for you

Quizzing yourself is one of the best reviewing methods out there. Write out questionnaires from your notes or textbooks then answer it. Research shows that by writing down information, we store them more securely in our brain compared to typing them out. So by writing and answering, you’re already letting yourself memorize notes from the subject.Also, through this, you can determine where your weak areas are. Repeat answering your questions over and over until you remember it by heart.

studying-703002_6402. Study with a buddy

If you can’t stand reviewing on your own, then you might want to consider this. Go ask a mate from the same class to study with you, but make sure this person wants to study and not distract you. Pick a discreet place like the campus library or a coffee shop for the location. When you review with a buddy, you can throw each other questions, like things you know and things you’re not sure of. If you don’t have a close buddy in a class, ask a friend or a tutor to help you review the subject.

3. Drink!

No, not beer or tequila. I’m talking about coffee. Coffee won’t help you ace that test, but it has several advantages as it helps a person enhance their alertness, mood, performance and learning abilities, although I’m pretty sure you already know that. But if you’re not a coffee person, tea is also a good alternative.

4. Give yourself a break

Take breaks between reading and reviewing. It’s not good that you force yourself to study continuously; this may cause you not to remember anything. So take a little break from time to time, let’s say study for 20 minutes then take a 5-minute snack break. Everyone is different, so pick up a routine that works best for you.

5. Show up early for the exam

Come at least 10-15 minutes early in the exam room to give you time to refresh your memory and remember what you studied.

Additional Tips on How to Prepare for an Exam

1. Listen to music

Not just any music but the music that helps you calm your mind. Classical music is a good start. Stay away from distractions – Avoid turning the television on and using social media for a while. Swapping your focus from time to time between these distractions and reviewing will make it tougher for your brain to take information.

2. Study in a well-lit room

Staying in a dark room is not suggested as this may make you sleepy. So make sure you study in a pretty bright room. Get plenty of rest –Make sure you get a good night’s sleep to have plenty of energy for your exam.

3. Eat healthy

Avoid foods that are not good for your brain like junk foods. Instead, eat protein rich food that helps you raise mental alertness like eggs or beef.

4. Carefully read the directions

Make sure you’re following the right instructions in an exam to avoid errors.

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7 Inspirational Quotes For Studying

Posted by on Sep 5, 2015 in Memory, Studying | Comments Off on 7 Inspirational Quotes For Studying

Sometimes it can be really difficult for you to study.  On some days we would just like to procrastinate forever and never study.  However, in these difficult times you must be aware that this kind of behavior can have long-term effects and consequences you would not like to see happen in your life.  In order to get you started to study, here are seven inspirational quotes which will help you get going.

  1. Never do tomorrow what you can do today. Procrastination is the thief of time.

In fact, procrastination is considered to be a mood-changing technique.  Just like food or drugs makes us feel better, we tend to procrastinate in order to feel better, before we start to study.  If you procrastinate, you all are setting up yourself for failure.

  1. Push yourself, because no one else is going to do it for you.

main-qimg-d56fedfc955f5bdd6188eaed11820004You have to remember that it is just you.  No one is coming to save you, no one is going to do something for you.  You have to do this thing yourself.  And you have to push yourself to the limits.  Only in this way will you be able to succeed.

  1. If it is important to you, you will find a way. If not, you will find an excuse.

If you keep finding excuses and reasons why you shouldn’t study, you should definitely do some soul-searching and see whether you even want the life after the graduation.  Perhaps you’re a lack of motivation is telling you that you don’t want this life.

  1. The secret to getting ahead is getting started.

You have to get started.  We know that sometimes it is hard, but once you do it’s like setting a machine in motion, it will continue to move and you will be able to put less energy into it.

  1. Believe in yourself. Even if you don’t, pretend that you do and, at some point you will.

You have to give yourself credit for a job well done.  You have to believe in yourself.  This is the key step to achieving success.  No one will do this one for you.  You have to be your biggest supporter; you have to be your biggest cheerleader.

  1. It always seems impossible until it is done.

Just think about your own achievements.  How impossible they seemed, right up until they were done.  Once you are done with it, you should celebrate it.  Don’t forget about your success!  It’s really important that you reward yourself for a job well done.

  1. A year from now you will wish you had started today.

Don’t you just love how amazingly true this sentence is!  If you want to change anything in your life, and especially when it comes to studying, you have to start now.  Now he’s a time as good as any other time for you to decide that you will devote yourself to this particular goal.  A year from now you will be able to see that you have done something.  Whereas, if you don’t start now, a year from now you will be at this very same place.

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