10 Strategies To Make Sure You Don’t Fail Your Finals.
Everyone hates exams, don’t they? I mean, life puts forth enough troubles already for us to face. Exams, in my opinion, are like medicine – bitter, but for the better. No matter how much we dislike exams and the unnecessary pressure that they bring along, we need to manage passing grades. Your grades might not decide your career for you, but passing the exams is necessary because, let’s face it, your parents spent a lot of money on your education. You would hate to see it wasted, won’t you?
So now that we’re ready to make efforts to pass, what can we do to make sure that we actually don’t fail? Here is a list of stuff you will need to do in order to make sure you make it through the papers alive:
- Introspect: Being honest with oneself is one the most crucial things to achieve any goal. Before you start preparing for your finals, you should sit down for half an hour in a closed room, and think about every possible thing that might motivate or push you to do what you are going to, for the next few days.
- Study Small Portions: Taking up a huge target will only throw off your aim. Only thing you will be thinking about is how much you still have to finish. To avoid this, take up small targets. Now, your mind does not have to worry about the size of work, instead it can focus on task at hand.
- Small Intervals: Study for small intervals. Say, an hour on an average; this will prevent your concentration from breaking and will help you focus on one thing at a time. Study for an hour and then listen to a couple of songs. Repeat this until your short term target is met for the day.
- Breaks: Breaks are essential for proper functioning of your mind. Keep studying for too long without a break, and your brain won’t register a thing. Give it some time to digest what you just read. Listen a song, play a video game, or eat a snack.
- Focus on the Core: Aim towards understanding the core of the subject. This will help you understand the rest of the concepts. Otherwise, simply memorizing theories isn’t going to help you too much.
- Switch Subjects: The best policy to not get bored is, keep switching the subject in every seating. Change subjects after every long break that you take. This will keep you interested and that is the key to grasping the core.
- Write: The best way to remember what you just read is noting it down in your words. You might forget the bookish language, but you will never forget something you penned down.
- Draw to memorize: Sometimes just writing does not suffice. For the subjects like history, drawing a timeline of events works better than noting down the dates. This can be applied to every other subject where illustration is possible.
- Revise: Leave the last day for revising all that you’ve read. Just skim through the notes you’ve made, and you’re done with your preparation.
- Sleep well: Most crucial of all – you need to catch a good sleep for your brain to be fully sound the big day.