For many students the back end of the year means assessments, exams and loads of big decisions. We understand, and have brought together a little savvy advice to help you through it all.
Study every day!
If you study a little bit every day you’ll be continually reviewing things in your mind. This helps your subject matter understanding. It also helps you avoid the stress of last-minute cramming.
Early in the year an hour or two a night might be enough to stay on top of things. Later in the year you might need to study more each day.
If you’re finding it hard to find time to study, cut back on some (but not all) of your other activities.
Plan your time.
It helps to have some plans in motion so you can make the most of your study time.
• Set alarms – as a reminder about your study plans. A regular reminder keeps you honest and your plans on track.
• Use a wall planner – stick a calendar or wall planner up so you can see it whenever you’re studying. Mark it up with important dates, like exams and assignment due dates. Use it to block out your regular study timetable too.
• Make to-do lists – lists break tasks down into manageable chunks. At the start of the week, make a list of the things that you need to have done by the end of the week. Make a to-do list at the start of each study session too, so that you’re clear about what you need to be doing with your time.
• Set time limits – Before you start your study session, have a look at your to-do list and give yourself a set time to spend on each task. If you don’t get something done in the set time, consider whether it’s the best use of your time to keep going with it, or to start working on something else.
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