With so much riding on the outcome, exam time can be the most stressful parts of your school year and, there is often a high degree of pressure to perform well. However, the question that lingers on everyone’s mind during this period is “How do I prepare?”. To ace your exams, you need to perfect your exam preparation techniques, and although a huge part of the preparation process is revision, it’s also about learning to manage your time well. Stick around as we provide you with a few exam preparation tips and tell you just how you can make the most out of your school planners when it comes to managing that all important revision schedule.
Tip 1- Start early
No, it’s not all about getting ahead of the game, but it is about planning your time efficiently. After all, there’s nothing worse than realising you’ve left something too late!
Here at Boomerang Education, we provide you with your essential school planners that work perfectly when it comes to managing your revision. Creating an effective study plan will not only help you manage your time in the lead up to exams but will help to minimise any exam stress you may be feeling!
Try starting simple – mark your first exam in the yearly planner section of your planner. This allows you to visually see how long you must prepare for your first exam. And after all, the first exam is always the worst, isn’t it!
Once your exams have been marked, you can start planning your revision time and days. To do this, try using your week to view diary section of your planer. Here you can input what subject you’ll be working on and on what specific day. You can even plan the topics you wish to cover too.
Tip 2- Reference
Towards the back of your planner you will find ‘The reference section’. This section is there to give you a helping hand when it comes to elements you may wish to cover in your revision. This section of your planner will cover maths, punctuation, essay planning, the periodic table and other fundamentals you will want to cover before your exams start. Utilise this section of your planner as much as possible, and remember that your planner is travel size, meaning that there’s revision material with you wherever you may go!
Don’t forget to utilise the ‘revisions tip’s section of your planner too, especially if you’re looking for exam pointers – sometimes we all need reminding to check, check and double check our work.
Tip 3-Taking care of yourself
Sure, exam preparation is about preparing for the material that may come up in your exam. But, it’s also about you!
Don’t forget to take care of yourself during your exam period. It’s just as important to be in a good mental and physical condition for the exam- After all, stress can be detrimental to your overall exam performance and the last thing you want to do is sabotage all your efforts by ignoring your well-being!
After you’ve finished studying ensure that you take some time for yourself. Relax, read a book, go on a walk! Maintaining a healthy positive attitude during exam period is a key ingredient to your success.
If at any point you feel like exam period is becoming all too much, please do refer to our useful contacts section in your school planner. It’s okay to seek advice from a health, well-being and support group during such an important time.
We’re hoping that these tips are useful to you during your exam period and wish everyone the best of luck!
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