Exam Study Strategies

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Exam Study Strategies

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"seventeen" by athene.noctua is licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Audrey Bortner and Clara Mitchell

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This year’s exams are on December 18, 19, and 20. They are coming up fast, but here are four helpful tips you can use to help you prepare. 

1. Drinking water is very important for your brain because 80% of your brain is made up of water. Staying hydrated is also very beneficial for exam preparations because staying properly hydrated improves your concentration and helps you maintain your memory function, according to https://brainmd.com.  All of these functions are essential for preparing for exams. 

2. It is also very important for your whole body to stay healthy during exam time so you can focus on doing your best. Our tissues, organs, hearts, blood, lungs, and skin are over 50% water, according to the previous website.

3. Giving yourself enough time to study without distractions is also very important for exam preparation, as stated in an article by https://www.topuniversities.com. Allowing yourself to have enough time to study will allow you to make sure that you have everything memorized and that you understand everything. 

4. Time management and staying focused while studying is super important. That’s why the Pomodoro Technique is useful. Studying for 25 straight minutes and taking a 5-minute break to refocus and let your head clear. You can study for longer time periods and take extended breaks, but getting distracted is much easier when you have “more time” to complete a task. Once the 25 minutes of studying of studying is up, take a break, don’t skip it. Instead of checking your phone during the break, get a glass of water or a snack and do something non-electronic related. After 4 intervals of 25 minutes, take a 15 minute break. If you want to know more about the Pomodoro Technique, this website is a great resource: https://dariusforoux.com/

In short, take care of yourself, your body, and your brain as you prepare for exams, and it will pay off! Best of luck.