There’s a little bit of a theme with our current student-focused content, as we know exam season is a tough one. We want to make sure our students are ready and prepared to tackle exams head-on, and our Clever checklist is the way to go.
We’re going to break down the essentials that we feel every student should have in their itinerary to master the season with top grades. Clever have got you covered.
Make a study plan (that includes practice time)
Putting your initial study plan together is the best way forward to getting things done. You could start with a timetable, something that will help you visualise your time a little better and help you to block out sessions in which you’ll undertake your studies. This way of planning should start you off on the right foot.
When building your timetable, make sure you’re managing your time to the best of your ability. Start by prioritising the things that will come first, then, allow yourself a little more time for any difficult topics or modules you’ll encounter. By blocking things out this way, it makes it a little easier to see where your time is going and how you’ll need to spend it to get the best results.
Once you’ve set yourself up, see any gaps in your schedule where you can take a moment to practice what you’ve learnt. These moments are key to test your knowledge and identify any gaps in your studies that you can refine – ultimately, it’ll help you when it comes to sit those exams.
Put some resources together
Things such as flash cards, memory testing quizzes or diagrams that will help to test what you’ve learned from your sessions. These things are great tools to have under your belt in all capacities as they will continue to serve you after the studying ends, and you want to continue to test how much you’ve learned and where you’re lacking in information.
This method gives you a further advantage early on.
To add to these tools, you can also team up with your fellow students. Arranging a time with your friends or cohort might be a great way to help test each other on what you’re learning: besides, you’re all in the same boat so it might come in useful to all share information and tips on how to effectively study for your exams.
This way also might prove useful as with friends, you can all put your learnings into terms you can all recognise and understand, hopefully making that process of retaining information that much easier.
Prepare your workspace
Making sure your workspace is up to scratch and ready for you to sit and work at is also equally as important. Keeping your space as clutter-free as possible, with room for your essentials may help you keep a clear mind whilst you study (and ensuring to clean up once you’ve finished is good practice).
Studies have shown that keeping a neat space whilst you work can boost your motivation and drive, which ultimately might help you to get your work done more efficiently.
Hopefully our tips will help you get work completed for the season, and if you’ve tried any of our tips and they’ve worked… let us know on social media – we’d love to hear from you! Whilst you’re here, if you want some more tips, why not check out our blog on managing your sleep schedule for the exam season?