BY TATYANA SOHAN-FAGN
Exams are quickly coming around, tension is getting high, and stress levels are rising. Not knowing where to start or how to prepare for an exam? Luckily Diana Gordon who works at the Brampton Library has gave some great tips on how to prepare for an exam.
- Give yourself enough time to study:
“Don’t leave studying until the last minute. To help sort out your time, set up a timetable for your studies. Write how many exams you have and the days on which you have them. Then organize your study accordingly,” said Gordon. Sometimes you need to give certain exams more time than others, find a balance that you feel comfortable with.
- Organize your study space:
“Make sure you have enough space to study. Try to get rid of all distractions and make sure you feel as comfortable and able to focus as possible. For some this means turn off your phone or maybe background music helps,” explained Gordon. Think about what works for you.
- Organize study groups with friends:
“A good idea is to get together with your friends for a study session. You may have questions and they may have the answers. As long as you guys are focused then that should be a great idea,” said Gordon. This can be a time to challenge you.
- Take regular breaks:
“While you may think it’s best to study for as many hours possible, no, you need to take regular breaks. Everyone is different so develop a study routine that works for you,” explained Gordon. Try not to feel guilty about taking a break. Remember that it’s best for you.
- Plan your exam day:
“Make sure you get everything ready in advance of the exam. Don’t leave it to the day before to remember what to do or even what to bring. Check all the requirements and rules,” said Gordon. If you are travelling for an exam make you leave extra early to reach on time.
- Drink plenty of water:
“Remember to stay hydrated! Your brain works way better when you are hydrated. Make sure you keep drinking plenty of water before your exam and the day of,” said Gordon.