Finals week can be a stressful time for many students. That is the time when students are consumed by worry and anxiety – making it a lot tough to prepare for their examinations in a better way.
When it comes to prepare for finals one need to stay productive, focused and fully concentrate on the study material to do well.
In this post, we’ll take a look at five study tips that will help you ace your final exams.
- Reward Yourself
Maybe you know all the tricks to get yourself prepared in a better way for the finals but it’s important to keep the motivation level high when you are preparing.
Rewarding yourself is a really useful way to keep the study motivation high and keep on going with your preparation. When your mind knows that you are going to reward yourself, you automatically give yourself something to work towards.
So no matter how much time you schedule for your preparation make sure to take breaks, and give yourself some sort of reward for what you have learned up till that time. It can be anything from a delicious treat, a social media break, a short hang out with a friend, to any other kind of reward you look forward to.
- Have a Balanced Diet
You may already know what you eat has a significant effect on your body. While eating a healthy breakfast on the day of your exam is something good, bringing the habit from a few weeks in advance matters, too.
In a study conducted in the UK, a group of 16 students were tested on attention and thinking speed. Some students were fed a five-day high-fat, low-carb diet which made their performance declined. Among those students, the ones that ate a balanced diet which included fruits and vegetables performed better.
When you study, your brain consumes glucose for proper functioning. So it’s necessary to eat healthily and taking power snacks (fruits, nuts, yogurt, etc.) which is beneficial to boost your brain performance and learn efficiently.
Manage Time Well
In most cases students having a limited time to prepare for their exams, that is why it’s important for them to utilize it in a proper way. Instead of cramming and fueling your anxiety, you must plan a balanced study schedule that can help to complete your exam preparation in the available time frame without any rush. It is better that you prepare a chart or a calendar to manage your study time.
- Maximize Practice-Testing
While you may have done all the re-reading, highlighting and summation, thinking that it’s an effective way to prepare for your finals. Give it a second thought! According to a study conducted to find the best techniques to improve learning, it was found practice testing is a highly effective way to improve learning.
Practice testing through flash cards or taking practice exams constantly boosts students’ performance and also helps students do well in their assessments.
- Minimize Distractions
Preparing well for your examinations requires you to pay full attention to your study material. And one way of doing it is minimizing all types of distractions.
Students that are less distracted while studying are more productive, they are able to concentrate more on the tasks at hands and much able to get them done on time.
Try to minimize the distraction of every sort – whether it’s visual, manual or cognitive and you will be able to prepare much better for your exams.