The most important part of education is facing exams and for most students this is almost always a constant source of trepidation. In order to face approach exams in stress free and less anxious manner, it is crucial to be prepared. A large part of facing exams successfully comes to down to thorough preparation and discipline. Here are some brief pointers to keep in mind next time an exam is around the corner.
The first and foremost approach to preparing well would be to understand what is expected from you, so it is advisable to ask your relevant teacher or IB English tutor Hong Kong what material you should focus more on. Make sure you read the syllabus and course material before you ask the teacher so that you know what sections of the syllabus will be covered and what not. Usually, your tutor will be helpful in answering questions and giving advice early on rather than in the last minute. Besides, it will make you feel much confident if you know the areas of study.
You will all know that there will be exams approaching eventually hence the importance of taking notes during the class cannot be stressed enough. Exam preparation can be an ongoing process throughout your term rather than procrastinating on it. For example; it will be helpful to have seriously summarized and reviewed your own class notes for a test such as the IB mock exam than solely relying on your teacher’s notes.
Manage time wisely
Time will usually work against those who cram for exams in the last minute. This will also naturally lead to high amounts of exam stress which will likely result in little information retaining capacity. It is important to work on a time table, with little study or review schedules allocated over the weeks or everyday up to the exam. Going through material slowly over a period of time will help you retain them in the long term memory hence will make you feel more confident when facing the exams.
It is important to stay hydrated and drink as much water as you can especially when you are studying and preparing for an exam. This is something that is easily overlooked and forgotten by many people as little importance is given to taking care of your body when exams are close. However, not drinking at least 8 glasses of water per day can make you feel anxious, sluggish and even stressed which can negatively impact your preparation. Some types of teas such as chamomile and peppermint teas can also help you feel relaxed and hydrated.