We all know the saying “The early bird gets the worm”, and this couldn’t be anymore true when it comes to preparing for your exams. Leaving your preparation for the last minute would leave you with too little time to prepare for each subject, and add a lot of anxiety and pressure.
So why not be the early bird, and start preparing for your exams before the crowd?
Here’s how you can prepare yourself easily ahead of time, for your exams.
- Start by knowing Exactly what you need to study –
The first step to preparing for your examination is to know exactly what it is you need to study for. You should look through all your subjects syllabus so that you know what topics need to be covered, how they’re interlinked and how much needs to be covered.
- Create a Study Schedule, and stick to it –
The next step to preparing for your exams is to create a study schedule and stick to it. It’s highly recommended to create a study schedule for your board exams after your school final exams end (pre-board/ send up’s/ preliminary exams).
You should define the amount of time you will dedicate to each subject every day, and which topics you need to cover.
- Spaced Repetition –
Cramming an entire chapter in one day hours will not yield you the same results, as say revising it everyday for an hour. Therefore, make sure that you constantly go back and revise different chapters and subjects over an extended period of time. This will help commit the information to your memory much better, and make learning easier for you.
- Make your own notes –
When studying using a e-learning portal, or text books it will help for you to write down important points and create your own notes. This will help you remember important ideas, and create connections between different pieces of information.
- Practice Past Papers Questions and take tests –
It’s very important to go through past examination papers to get a clear idea of how questions will be asked, and becoming familiar with the past papers format. It’s also important to give yourself enough time to take practice tests to see how well you are performing, and diagnose which topics you have mastered and which ones you are weak at.