Exam fever has begun. As always, a major
part of the students haven’t begun to study and they have exams due tomorrow.
This is what brings you to this article today.
Why aren’t you prepared?
The fact is that if you have a month to
study, you will complete your preparation in a month. If you had a week, you’d
still finish preparing for it.
Based on your past experience, if at
some point you realized that you would have done a better job if you had more
time, then by all means you should start studying early.
In case you don’t find a significant
difference in your performance, you can continue to study when the deadline
Here are strategies and tips for
tonight that will help you pass tomorrow’s exam with flying colors.
1. Set achievable goals
You simply do not have time to study
each and everything from the textbook. You should aim to make the most
effective used of the time that you have.
2. Solve maximum questions
You should focus on completing all the
problems that are at the end of the chapter as these questions are usually
based on the most important topics from the chapter.
Instead of reading through each chapter.
Start learning by solving the existing questions that are provided at the end
of each chapter.
3. Do it now
Do not make the mistake of believing
that you’d wake up early and study. There is a good chance that you over sleep
and end up wrecking your exam. Have some coffee, keep yourself awake and finish
the task at hand. You have already spent a lot of time avoiding studies, if you
continue to do that, you won’t pass tomorrow’s exam.
4. Remember to Revise
The limited time that you will get in
the morning will be essential for revision. This will help you remember
everything you have learnt better during the actual exam.
5. Be efficient with your time
Because you no longer have the luxury of
time on your side, you would have to rely on quality of learning as well as the
quantity. This maximizes your chances to still score respectable marks in your
Youtube offers a wealth of information
on studying. Here are a few recommended videos.
This video by CrashCourse is
titled : Studying for exams : Crash Course Study Skills. This is #7 of
the series, you can check out their other videos as well.
Thomas Frank’s video on The Most
Powerful Way to Remember What you Study. It offers a great technique that will
help you remember things longer by spacing out the studying work.
How to Read Your Textbooks More
Efficiently is another video by Thomas Frank, it offers you are more efficient
way to study. This will save you time specially as your exam is due tomorrow.
This video is titled study efficiently.
It teaches you the Cornell Method to take notes. Studying through textbooks is
one thing, taking useful notes has it’s own importance. If you take clear, easy
to understand notes, you can refer to these notes rather than once again going
through the textbook. This will save time and will help recollection of
information a lot easier.
Equipped with these tips and strategies
you will be able to score good marks in tomorrow’s exam even if you only study
for the night. Good Luck!