So most of us can be guilty of procrastination. We wait until the last minute to study for an exam and then stress starts sinking in. If you’ve got a ton of material to cover, but what seems like not nearly enough time to get through it, you need a strategy to study the most efficient way possible. Here are five tips to help you study for your next exam on a time crunch:
First and foremost, figure out how much time you have to study. Then, break out your material into sections. Allot a specified amount of study time to each section so that you can control your schedule and make sure you cover all of the information that you need to. This will help you to understand the majority of the knowledge covered on the exam, and therefore, increase your chances of passing, and maybe even acing it.
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Facebook, Instagram, texting – consider these your worst enemies during your exam prep time. You don’t have the time to scroll through your newsfeed and watch boomerangs or the latest chocolate cake recipe video – and you’re likely to not be pulled apart from this without a little force. So, put your phone on airplane mode, do not disturb mode, or simply shut it off for your study time. You can warn anyone concerned ahead of time that you need to prioritize your test for now.
Even though you’re on a time crunch, this does not mean that you aren’t human. If you don’t take a break, you could experience burnout – meaning all that time you spent studying went to waste because you simply do not have energy. Your level of focus will actually increase with a 10-15 minute break every two hours or so. Use that time to make healthy choices like grabbing a nutritious snack, stretching or walking. If you are very attached to your phone, this would be a time where you can allow yourself to turn it back on for a few minutes.
Just because you waited until the last minute to study for your exam does not mean that you automatically failed. Every moment of time is valuable in these last precious moments. You are still capable of passing your exam if you take these tips into consideration. Good luck!
Let us know how your exam went after following these tips!
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