Exam time is looming over us all and workloads have become unbearable. Never fear, we have the ultimate guide to studying. From techniques to essentials, we know what you need to make that grade.
Let’s start with your surroundings. We think that everyone should have a calm environment to work in so if you know that you will be interrupted by friends, siblings or the postman you need to move.
Distractions are inevitable so minimise the objects around you, let’s face it anything that aids procrastination needs to be moved. Once your desk or table is cleared, make sure you have everything that you need. You don’t want to be up and down all afternoon fetching different bits and bobs from around the house so prepare your workspace before you start.
On Your Desk You Should Have
- 3 Pens
- Coloured Felt Tips (For Revision Notes of Course)
Once your desk is set up you are ready to work but first, make sure you are ready and awake. Maybe go to the gym or head out for a walk before hand. It’s very easy to become so stressed out that you don’t believe you have any time to do anything other than work. Studies show, however, that time spent exercises, bathing and eating properly are key for good brain stimulation.
First of all create a study plan, make daily targets that you need to keep making sure that you stay on track ever day. Plan for a day’s rest for that day when you just can’t take it anymore. You’ll get a great sense of achievement from hitting those targets, and you can reward yourself with more break time.
End of the week and this two page spread is finally complete forgot to tick my to-do list though maybe I will just make it a list next week… Have you set up for next week yet? #bulletjournal #bujo #bulletjournaling #bulletjournallove #bulletjournaljunkies #showmeyourplanner #planner #planners #planning #plannerlove #planneraddict #plannerjunkie #organizer #filofax #kikkik #erincondren #study #studying #revising #revision #leuchtturm1917
Split your time into making notes then revising them. We know that revision is never fun so make your notes as interesting as possible, use bright colours and bold text, even try using flash cards to test your mental reflexes.
13:05 exchange of materials venn diagram that we did in class! i feel that this is really going to go help me when it comes to revise (as if it isn’t time already ) what is you guys’ favourite subject? mine are classics civ and english #study #studyspo #studyblr #studygram #biology #exchangeinmaterials #osmosis #diffusion #activetransport #b3
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15:09 some more of my annotations, this time from dr jekyll and mr hyde by robert louis stevenson this book is so good, i really recommend it! today i have done a practise essay on of mice and men and am currently doing some questions on the brothers menaechmus (our teacher gave us 5 typed pages of questions to do and i’m just trying to stay positive ) yesterday i also did all of my notes for the medical physics part of p3 including a REALLY dodgy diagram of the human eye anyway, how has your day been so far? #study #studyspo #studyblr #studygram #english #gcse #drjekyllandmrhyde #jekyllandhyde #annotation #notes #revision #handwriting #muji #bulletjournal #bujo
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Speaking of break time, remember to give yourself time off. Have a ten minute break every hour and factor in time for eating. Try to get out of the house as much as possible, maybe eat lunch in the garden or go for another walk. It will stop you going stir crazy.
Finally, take the day before your exam off. Catch up on your notes in the morning, but go and have fun. It’s really important that you go into an exam feeling calm and relaxed so don’t stress yourself out.