1.Practice Past Examination Questions
One of the most effective ways to prepare for exams is to practice with past questions of the said exams. Also, an old test will help you see the format the questions might take which helps prepare you on what to expect and it also helps practice speed and time measurement. Practice! Practice! Practice!
2. Take enough time to study
This should be number 1. You need to set aside a lot of time to actually study. Don’t start preparing for an exam a day before the examination day. Try and create a study schedule and stick to it. Last minute studying is not a worthwhile approach in the preparation for an examination. Preparation is key.
3. Become part of a study group
Being part of a focused study group is a very effective way of learning as it helps to track your progress and provide immediate assistance when you are stuck on a problem. Teaching someone what you know is a very good way to never forget what you have learnt, you will be able to do this in a study group.
4. Take regular breaks
Use this as a moment “recharge your batteries” if you will. Regular breaks helps the brain to regain its focus. Reading for long hours without breaks doesn’t aid the retention of knowledge. It is important to know when you’re being drained and a knowing break will bring you back to full speed.
5. Eat Healthy
Healthy food is good for the brain. Keep your body fresh by eating good food and snacks so that your brain can be fit for the tasks that lay ahead. Eat a lot of nutritious and vitamins adding food to boost your concentration and memory. Also, drink a lot of water, i.e. try to always stay hydrated as this also helps to improve your overall mood.
6. Plan for exam day.
Make preparations for your examination day, get all the required documents ready. Make sure your writing materials are on hand and get to the examination venue on time. Little things like this helps keep the anxiety away on exam day.