Matrics

Pay Attention

Listen carefully during lessons. Teachers are constantly dropping helpful hints that can assist you when writing your papers.

Get the Most from Your Textbook

Some exam questions are taken straight from the textbook you’ve already been studying. Read yours from beginning to end to have a better chance of providing the right answer.

Develop a Study Timetable
  • Some exams will be more difficult than others. Create a timetable that allocates different amounts of time for your subjects, so that you can give the most challenging ones enough attention
  • Split your material up. That way, you can keep track of what you’ve accomplished instead of looking at the big picture and getting overwhelmed
Distraction-free Environment
  • Find a calming study space that clears your thoughts and makes you feel comfortable, whether it’s your bed, desk or the library
  • Put your smartphone in a drawer and avoid browsing aimlessly on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. That way you can focus solely on learning
Study in Advance

It’s never too early, or too late, to develop good study habits. But, the sooner you start studying, the more time you’ll have to give your subjects your full attention. If you always start ahead of schedule, you’ll never be cramming the night before an exam and have a better chance of getting good marks.

Summarise Your Work

Summarise concepts in your own words so you can easily remember the ideas. Include all the relevant information. Once you have completed your summaries, put your textbook away and learn from these summaries. It’s easier remem- bering something written down by you.

Create a Spider Diagram

This allows you to spread out major themes and remember which informa- tion is most important to remember for your exam.

Take a break

The brain can only absorb so much information before it gets tired and shuts down. Take a 10 minute break after every 45 minutes of studying to allow your brain to refresh and reboot.

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