Exams are tough right. Preparing for your exams can be as stressful as sitting the exam.
The good news is that there is plenty of support available to make the process more manageable and you are not alone.
I have been there too – I know what it feels like to be stressed.
You are looking to go to college/university and you need that A in English, so your stress levels are through the roof.
But we get it right.
At Influx, we want to share our 8 simple tips so that you can be successful and don’t stress too much about your exams.
#1 Create A Revision Timetable For Your Study
This is the first thing you should be looking to do.
Revising can get in the way of your social life and you are possibly wondering how you can manage it all.
Building a revision planner will definitely help you manage your time more effectively, and more importantly gives you a clearer idea of what topics you will be studying each day.
Why not use this simple tool to help build your timetable?
#2 Make The Most Of Your Study Time
Don’t just panic, bury your head in a heap of books and hope for the best.
Getting organised is crucial.
Make a schedule and work out how much time you need for each subject – your revision planner will help you achieve this.
Study a little each day and give your brain a break every 45 minutes.
#3 Study With Someone
Studying with a group of friends who are studying for the same subject will help you.
Working with others who are aiming for the same goal will help your mind-set and you will also learn from others.
#4 Take Regular Breaks
Taking regular breaks is very important when studying.
They say for every two hours studying, you have 20 minutes as a break.
If you feel worried or panicked, try thinking positive thoughts and practising breathing techniques – hopefully you will be more relaxed and able to focus when you start studying again.
#5 Ask For Help
Do not be afraid to ask for help – everyone will be more than willing to assist.
Who can you ask?
You can ask your teachers, friends, family or even us – we will be happy to help.
#6 Prepare The Night Before
Make you sure you sort your bag out the night before so you know that you have everything all ready.
Essential items include pens, pencils, ruler, rubber, sharpener and calculator.
You need to maintain a regular sleep pattern – always aim to get 7 hours so that you are fresh for the day.
Hopefully you will be more relaxed and able to focus when you start studying again.
#8 Take Your Time – Do Not Rush
If you don’t know the answer to a question, skip it and return to it later.
Never leave an exam early, use your time given to fully complete and revise your answers.
Remember – you can only do your best.