Facing exam might be the most daunting experience of every student. It can be worse even for international students. Exams might be different for every country. If you are Indian students who are currently studying abroad, exam might be one of your stressful moments especially when you just adjusted with the new environment and all. Here are some tips to help you study more effectively and you can pass the exam with good result:
Avoid neglecting your books all through the year. Exam would become your nightmare if you build a habit of neglecting your study time. No matter how smart you are, it is just impossible to absorb all information of a year’s worth of syllabus. You may end up suffering from major headache on the day of the exams.
Plan schedule from the beginning. Understand how the examination pattern in your campus works. It will help you to arrange study time that fits your condition and preference. It is always better to spend an hour to study on daily basis instead of cramming. Study in smaller quantities in routine can help you study better because you don it without pressuring your body and force what your brain can afford.
Use previous year’s papers to help you get the answer beforehand. Those might not be the same with what you are going to face in your exams but the patterns won’t be that different. Therefore, you can prepare how to answer according to the pattern of examination in your campus. Those papers will be useful for you to feel more prepared with the oncoming exams.
Break down your study sessions into slots. Keep in mind that the most productive period of continuous study is 2 hours at max. Instead of using all 2 hours to study non-stop, you can break into slots of 30 minutes including 5 minutes breaks. If you want to study longer than 2 hours in a day, take longer period breaks. For example, take 10 minute breaks for every 1 hour study.
Always remember to eat and drink. Study won’t be as effective if your body is suffered from dehydration or starvation. You can have some snacks during your study breaks. Therefore, always bring some snacks and your own drinks if you are going to study. This will help you to not forget to eat and drink. Dehydration can make you lose focus and concentration.