Whether you are taking a Driving Test, a GCSE or even your finals; exams can be tiring and exhausting times. It is difficult not to worry especially when you know you have not done much revision or paid attention in class.
There is still time to get back on track and help you stop worrying about your exams.
- Make sure you know what you should have covered in your syllabus. If you do not know ask your tutor for a run down, without this primary information it will be difficult to get revision started. The exam questions will be based on the syllabus.
- Gather all the necessary revision material to hand i.e. work books, study guides, Internet searches so you have all the information you should know.
- Write out on small A5 cards bullet points of information. You will gather the information as you read through your background studying material you just pulled together.
- These will form the basis of your revision and from there you can work out what you know and what you do not know.
- Focus on the topics you do not know much about so you can increase your knowledge.
- Write out key points i.e. facts you need to know for instance, driving signs or Law Principles simply write out on yellow sticky notes and post them all round your home. It is a good idea to split rooms into topics i.e. Laws on Matrimony in Bathroom, Laws on Contract Law in Bedroom. When you want to check a fact go to the designated room. Also looking at the information on a regular basis will help reinforce the material in your head.
- Try and get hold of some old exam papers and time yourself doing the exam properly to see what you are up against.
- Learn a method of recall ~ search for ideas on the website. I use an A – Z method but any method that works for you please use. You could try the picture method whereby you see the picture in your head that then leads to another picture.
- Try reading your notes out loud and transferring the file onto a voice recorder. You can then carry this around with you instead of listening to music.
- Eat healthy as brains need nourishment, sleep well as our bodies mend whilst we sleep and take rest breaks as the brain can only take in so much information at a time.
If you are prepared for an exam, you are less likely to be stressed about the exam. It will feel good arriving at the exam knowing you are ready. You may even look forward to the exciting times of being able to fill in all those test papers. Good luck.