Tips for Students : The Night before ,and the day of, an examBy Aditya Roy
January 22, 2020
During college, there often comes up situations where we have just one day left for our very important exam ,and despite our infinite revisions we are little edgy.
Most of us prefer to give up that last bit of revision either because we are over-confident or we are suffer from a cognitive overload, and we begin to forget things that we felt we were so good at. Then finally on the day of exam our guilt conscious begin to kick in and we are left gasping at straws.
Well get ready to escape form all of that; here are some really tried tested and proven life-hacks which would not just assist you to overcome pre-exams anxiety but also help you succeed and send you into that exam ready to win.
1. Before-bed revision
The few minutes before you switch off the light is a fantastic time for memorisation.
Learning before sleep significantly improves memory retention – so when you’re tucked up in bed, have a quick read through of the most important facts, equations or vocabulary. Then switch off.
Revising before bed can actually help you in memory consolidation! According to scientists at the Saarland University in Germany, a quick revision of things before nap can improve the memory five-fold.
A good night’s sleep helps your brain process information, and retains it in your subconscious memory.
2. Have a good meal
Did you know that what you eat and drink can affect your exam performance?
A long exam is like a mental marathon in which endurance is critical. The wrong choices of food can make you feel sluggish, jittery, or burned out.
Make a special effort to cook yourself a decent meal. Make sure to eat even if you normally skip breakfast or avoid eating when you are nervous, you should still make the time to eat something.
Healthy food choices on exam day include eggs, nuts, yogurt, and cottage cheese. Good breakfast combinations might be whole-grain cereal with low-fat milk, eggs and toast with jam, porridge, or oatmeal.
A good meal will make you feel happy and give you a boost ready for the next day.
3. Unwind and rejuvenate yourself
A healthy doing during break time will help you to study again and during exams, you will concentrate thinking about the next break you can have.
So, studies and break before exam is a cyclical process that should be utilized to the fullest.
Watching comedy and humorous stuff, or listening music during these extremely stressed moments can help you recharge you senses.
Take out at least half an hour to watch your favorite web series or surf the Internet for fun or listen to your favorite music or just laze around. Getting bogged down with too much stress can ruin your positive energies so take that short break and don’t feel guilty about it.
Laughing will relax you, lower stress and help you get a good night’s sleep.
So better netflix and chill!!!
4. Use the space
When in the exam room, sit comfortably and spread out.
It’s proven that when we physically make ourselves larger, by spreading our arms or leaning back on the chair, this releases a type of hormone which makes you more confident.
It’s natural to have a glance around the room to see how others are getting on, but this only wastes time and, in some cases, can make you feel more anxious. The person next to you may be writing at a terrific speed and asking for extra paper, but that doesn’t mean their answer is necessarily correct. Try to just focus on your own work.
5. Follow what works for you
We all are a little superstitious, and it’s not a bad thing to be a little nervous and behave a little irrationally before the D-day, given the fact that the enormous amount of hardwork that goes into preparing for exams.
Finally, everyone is different. Some people like to be on their own around exams, others blare motivational music from their earphones. Maybe you’re someone who likes to wear their shiniest pair of high heels for luck. Do whatever puts you in the best frame of mind and you’ll be set up perfectly to ace the exam.
Just make sure you don’t over do things.
Believe in your hardwork, and give your best shot.