Big Exam Coming Up? 3 Effective Ways To Prepare

As we all know, exams are a stressful and anxiety-ridden time. There is no easy way of passing them all with top grades, but there are ways to make your preparation more effective.

By Nawaal, London · May 21, 2019

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1. Use charts and diagrams

Did you know that 65% of the population are visual learners? One of the most effective ways of revision is using visual aids. This can make abstract and difficult pieces of information more tangible and easy to recall. So, right before an exam, transform your revision notes into diagrams and charts to aid your preparation.



2. Read your notes out to others

With the help of a few friends and family members, you could meet the requirements of an exam. Read your notes aloud to them, explaining your reasonings for certain answers to them as you go along. Then, ask for feedback. This enables you to see other thought processes and their method of working things out.

3. Take regular breaks

Effective revision is not under any circumstance’s consistent revision. Regular breaks are a basic necessity when revising. They help you to regain your focus as studying long hours can strain your brain. This is not the best technique when preparing for an exam. If you start to lose focus, take a break and recollect your thoughts and yourself. Taking breaks gives the brain a higher chance of remembering what you’ve crammed in.