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10 Tips on How to Succeed with Exams



Over time, especially in college, you will eventually get used to the constant tests and exams. However, with the hectic life a college student usually leads, dealing with classes, internships, work, social life and, in some cases, home and family, any help is welcome to speed up studies and take tests without too much headache. And especially to retain the content studied for far beyond the evidence.

Here are the top 10 tips on how to do well on tests.

1. Study!

One of the most effective things you can do before any test is to review the content you study. But how to make an efficient review? Make a list of everything that needs to be revised and create a schedule so that nothing is left out. Besides, separating content into small portions facilitates the process of information absorption.

You may have heard during elementary school that "given subject matter is studied subject matter." This means that it is ideal to review all the content learned every day, even if you have no task to do with that subject. If you create the routine of revising everything you learn daily, you will be able to absorb the content more easily and gradually, so when studying for the test will not be accumulated.

Oh, of course, pay attention in class! This is where content should begin to be absorbed, not at home.

2. Turn off social networks

During reviews, try to minimize any distractions to focus only on studies, such as television and the internet. No Facebook! Log off your social media accounts while studying and keep your phone muted (or turned off, preferably if possible) and away from you.

This is especially important for those who use a laptop, tablet or any electronic device to study. In addition to the many open tabs distracting you by showing you new notifications, it's easy to get distracted by sneaking up on Twitter or Instagram for two minutes (which turns into a half-hour in the blink of an eye).

3. Take short breaks

Some people can spend a long time concentrating, but the vast majority have short attention spans. If this is the case, take short breaks between content to eat a snack (healthy!), drink water and recharge.