There are always various activities that can be done separately or
combined in enhancing one’s experience. Herewith, there are few
guidelines respectively outlined to serve as a practical reference.
1. Give yourself enough time to study
Make a study schedule that fits your way of studying and do not leave anything for the last minute.
While some students do seem to thrive on last-minute studying, often
this way of partial studying is not the best approach for exam
preparation. Write down how many exams you have, how many pages you have
to learn, and the days you have left. Afterwards, organize your study habits accordingly.
2. Make sure your study space is organized
Make sure you have enough space on your desk to spread your textbooks and notes. Ensuring that the room is sufficiently bright and your chair restful enough are also points to consider. Pay attention to details that can distract you and remove them from your study space. Make sure that you feel comfortable
in your study space and that you are able to focus. For some
individuals, this may mean complete silence, while for others listening
to music helps. Some of us need complete order to focus, while others
like to study in a more cluttered environment. Make sure your study
space is friendly and
pleasant so that you can fully concentrate.
3. Use flow charts and diagrams
Visual aids can be especially helpful when revising
study material. At the start of a topic, write down everything you
already know about the subject. Closer to the exam, transform your
revision notes in a diagram. In that manner the visual remeberance can
aid to your readiness considerably when taking the exam.
4. Practice on old exams
One of the most effective ways to prepare for exams is to practice
with an old version of previous exams. Also, an old test will help you
see the format and formulation of the questions and it will be good for you to know what to expect but also as a worthy practice for measuring the time you need for the actual test.
5. Explain your answers to others
With the help of your family and friends, you could excel on your exam. Explain them your reasoning for why you have answered a certain question in a certain way.
6. Organize study groups with friends
Study groups can help you get the answers you need and finish tasks faster. Just make sure the group is focused on the subject and they are not easily distracted.
7. Take regular breaks
Regular breaks are needed for the brain to regain its focus. It is not the best tactic to study long hours because long-term retention of knowledge is almost impossible. The most important part of studying is to develop a routine that fits your study style.
8. Snacking on healthy food is good for the brain
You should not eat unhealthy food while you are studying. Keep your body and brain fit by choosing natural, fresh and vitamins rich food that is good for you and would improve your concentration and memory.
9. Plan the day of your exams
Checkall the rules and requirements for the exam. Plan your route and the time it may take you to reach your destination – then add on some extra time. You do not want to arrive late and deal with even more anxiety.
10. Drink plenty of water
While studying for exams and even during an exam, it is advisable to
drink water. Remaining hydrated is vital and adds to your overall
WHY STUDENT IS RELUCTANT TO WRITE?
You’ll always have at least one reluctant writer in your classroom. Just getting them to put their name on a worksheet can feel like an uphill battle.
But as much as they might avoid it, the need to practice and produce sustained writing isn’t going anywhere. So how do you get them to write?
Why your student is reluctant to write in the first place
Before you can motivate them, you need to know the reasons why a student resists writing. They might be feeling:
disengaged, unable to link writing to personal areas of interest
embarrassed by difficulties with functional literacy (e.g. spelling and grammar)
anxious over the pressure to produce something ‘perfect’
stuck for ideas
Each of these issues requires a slightly different approach, so talk to the student first and ask what’s holding them back.