For us students, the examination phase is the most stressful period ever. Do you know the saying: “You can’t see the forest for the trees”? Because that’s exactly how you feel when you sit at your desk with a mountain of scripts and books in front of you. You simply lose your overview. In addition, there’s the constant pressure to perform and the closely following examination dates, which make your studies a real challenge in this phase. A challenge that often drives you crazy.
To prevent this from happening, this blog post will show you tips and tricks that will get you through the examination phase – almost relaxed.
Good planning is the be-all and end-all. Don’t just start learn wildly. This may have worked well at school, but you shouldn’t underestimate the immense scope of the scripts.
Therefore my tip is: Sit down and create a to-do list in which you determine when to study for which topic. In this way you create a structured plan that you can use day by day for orientation and that also helps you to keep your time management under control. A precise plan offers you security and your motivation to work through the to-do list step by step increases.
- Start early enough
If you are not in the mood for sleepless nights or nervous breakdowns, I advise you to start too early rather than too late! Of course, it always depends on your expectations for your examination results. If they are high, it won’t be enough to start two weeks before the exam, because as they say: no pain, no gain. Therefore your should write summaries throughout the semester which you only have to revise shortly before the exams.
For students, sleep is one of the most precious commodities, which is much neglected, especially in the examination phase. Fact is: At night the body regenerates and can start the new day fresh and strengthened. Therefore go to sleep, because tired learning does not help!
Let me guess: You don’t do sports during the exam phase because you want to use every free minute to learn? Too bad, because sports is not only a good balance to learning, it also makes you much more productive. Brain jogging in a different way: put on your sportswear, go out and run for half an hour. Because exercise helps to pump blood, oxygen and nutrients into your brain, making it easier to learn.
- Eat healthy
Bad news for all fast food lovers: In the exam period you should eat healthy food and drink a lot of water, because this increases your concentration and your body remains more efficient.
The examination phase is exhausting and will always remain so. Stress and pressure to perform are simply part of your studies. However, with these tips and tricks you can help to make your studies a bit more relaxed.
Good luck with the rest of your exams!
Author: Linda Cavallo