Whether you are a school-going student or a college student, exams are every student’s haunting dreams. The classes taken, the notes written and the assignments written all that to finally perform well in exams, as exams are that parameter to measure the learning and knowledge of the students. Students may have prepared well for their exams but the jitters and anxiousness before it never goes away; especially when exams are just a few days away. The knowledge they have gained and lessons learned from the start of the session are the real knowledge they have attained and the cramming up of lessons at the last minute is not going to help them. What students need to do a week or few days before the exams is a good revision of the syllabus. Revision is important for students, it makes them remember the concepts they learned during the online classes on the teacher app and the chapters get soaked in their brains. However, revising the whole syllabus in the little time left can be overwhelming for students and sometimes freaks them out to no end. That’s why it is necessary to have a clear plan on how you are going to revise before exams.
Here are some tips for students that they can follow for quick and thorough revision a few days before exams. Keep reading to know them.
Start Early: It’s never a good idea to leave things for the last minute, if you are thinking that you would have enough time a day before the exam to revise the whole syllabus, then you are wrong. So students need to pick up their books and notebooks and start revising before it’s too late. Starting the revision early will not only give you enough time to revise all the syllabus thoroughly but you will also have extra time to study for all the other subjects, starting with revising the subject whose exam is first and then next and next.
Make A Schedule: Every task can be accomplished with proper planning, revision requires planning too. Students need to create a timetable so that they can allot enough or equal time to all of their subjects. For example, for one hour for each subject, you can also use the Pomodoro technique of studying in which you will study for 25 minutes and then will take 5-10 minutes of break and then repeat the cycle. Using such smart studying techniques can benefit students to study more in less time and will also allow them to refresh their minds in between.
Eliminate The Distractions: It’s impossible for students to not get distracted while studying, whether it’s checking messages every minute or getting bored, students’ minds always find ways to get distracted. However, the amount of distraction can be limited by eliminating some major distracting elements; for example, turning the phone off or putting it on silent and keeping it out of their near reach, logging out and uninstalling social media apps or games from the device and turn off television while studying and choose a peaceful place to study.
Take Help: Exam times can be stressful for students, they can feel nervous and demotivated too. Before exams students tend to shut down from the outside world and try to avoid any social interactions so they don’t get distracted; however, having necessary interactions is healthy for human minds. That’s why students can talk to their friends and families in between the revision break, or can even take their help for revision; like asking their parents or siblings to take an oral test to check their progress or organise group study sessions with friends. If necessary you can ask for your teacher’s help too, you can connect with them on the live teaching app and ask your doubts or queries.
Revise with Previous Papers: Solving mock papers and going through previous year’s question papers is always a good way to get familiarised with the exam pattern and marking scheme. So never forget to solve them.
Stay Healthy: Never compromise your health and overdo yourself. Growing individuals need to have a proper diet and sleep schedule to perform well in their lives.