Exams are, without a doubt, one of the most stressful parts about being in school. They are a part of our journey through school, be it University, high school, or elementary school. Instead of cramming last minute, try these studying tips and ace your next test!
According to KidsHealth, good studying:
1). Starts in class
When you are in the classroom, you have already begun studying—whether you know it or not! Taking good notes and listening to your teacher contributes to your understanding of the material, and when you go to study for your test—surprise! it will be much easier than if you did not take notes, or were busy chatting with a friend during class.
2). Plan ahead
When you pay attention in class and take good notes, you build the foundation for great results on your tests. With the foundation built, you must now plan for how you will review your notes and study for the exam. Start in advance!
If your exam is Monday morning, Sunday evening is probably not the best time to crack open the books for the first time. Take the weekend, go at your own pace, and avoid last-minute cramming as much as you can—you will thank yourself for it, especially when you ace that exam!
A fun calendar, agenda, or notebook is an especially great way to keep track of all your tests and other activities you have on-the-go.
3). Remember: bite-sized pieces!
It’s easy when midterms or final exam season approaches to be overwhelmed by the sheer amount of studying that you have to do—fear not! When there’s a lot to study, the best thing you can do is to take a step back, and break things into manageable chunks.
Instead of studying for English, Math, and Science in one night, focus on just one, and move to the others when you feel ready. There’s only so much you can do at once. This is when your planning comes in handy—if you know when your exams are coming, you can break your studying into bite-sized pieces over the course of a week, for example.
4). Ask for help
Struggling with your chemistry homework, or not understanding a difficult math problem? Ask for help! Your teachers are there to help you. After all, you can’t study effectively if you are confused about the material! Read through your notes—do they make sense? If not, make sure you understand it by asking your teacher or your parents to go through it with you.
5). Get a good sleep
A good sleep will go a long way toward helping you reach your goals—especially the night before a big test. After a long night of studying, when you seemingly can’t remember 4+4, a good night’s sleep will do you a lot of good. You will be surprised how well you know your material the following morning!
With these 5 studying tips, you will ace your next exam. We know, at Moorelands Kids, how important it is to give it your all and get good grades in school. Keep these ideas in mind when your next exam approaches and you will pass with flying colours!
by Kyle Dedecker