Study Tips and Tricks for the Night before an Exam
The hard work you done, your revision has met its end and it’s the high time to calm down your nerves. Yes! It’s the night before your big exam. Make sure that you are ready to enter into the examination hall well rested and confident in your ability to write an amazing paper. And we have asked experts for their top 5 ultimate tips and tricks to assist ensure that you are all set to ace your exam.
Arrange a Study Group or Find a Study Buddy
The chances are very high that you are not the only one preparing for the same exam the night before. Find someone or a group of someone that you trust to stay on task and want to do well and study with them. It is the best to arrange this ahead of time, but this can be a highly effective way of preparing for an exam. It makes the best sense, however, to keep the number small and to work with people who might be slightly higher performing than you are in class.
Have Everything Ready
There is an old adage that states, “Well start is half done”. Even before you spend the night before an exam getting ready, you should also spend the days before the night before getting ready. The night before an exam is not the time to hunt up that book from the library your instructor insisted you look over. Everything you require to prepare for the examination should be available for your use the night before so you can make the best use of your time.
Get Plenty of Rest
A good of people think that the best use of their study time is to sacrifice sleep so that they can study more. But study after study shows that getting sufficient rest is important to the way we consolidate new information. We recommend this: Come home and take a little nap before you start to study [20-30 minutes]. Then start fresh. Get a regular night of sleep 6-8 hours, but go to bed early. Then begin with studying again, first thing when you wake up until it is time to take the exam. This will give you two opportunities to come at the material revitalised. If you skimp on sleep, you will never really fee fresh, and will most likely just feel irritable, distracted and burned out.
You want to eat healthy, with a nice mix of good carbs, proteins and fats. It would probably be best to avoid a massive carb that is just going to make you sleep with sugar crash, especially the morning of the exam. Probably best to avoid taking on too much caffeine as well. You want to get the most out of your food and drink, but not abuse it to the point of diminishing returns.
Make your own Exam
One of the most effective ways to prepare for an exam is by actually engineering an exam for yourself. Go through all your materials and look for possible questions. Imagine that you are the cruellest and most sadistic examiner to have lived. Then take that test. It will certainly give you an idea of where your strengths and weaknesses lie.