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Exam Tips

Hi, I'm Haikah and I want to share with you some advice for doing well in your exams.

Exam tips by Haikah
  • My very first (and most important) tip is to start preparations for your exams well in advance. If you have assignments, use the library’s ‘assignment calculator’ to break the project up into manageable portions (this can be found on skills for learning page). This means you’ll have a manageable schedule that factors in your other commitments, and you won’t feel overwhelmed.
  • Another key piece of advice is to stay hydrated and sleep well. These combined will ensure that your mind and body are energised and ready to take in information when revising. Being dehydrated really affects your brain power, meaning your study sessions won’t be as productive.
  • When revising, try not to overthink too much. You’ll end up panicking, and not being as productive. Being calm and collected will allow you to think in a clearer manner and you’ll find that you’re able to come up with better ideas.
  • Always include breaks in your study schedule – not include studying in your break schedule. By having short breaks you will feel re-energised and ready to tackle another task.
  • Find what study method suits you the most.
    • Example: Studying alone – say no to friends joining you if studying in group distracts you (You could use the library space, such as silent study area)
    • However, if group study is the best method for you, get your friends and course mates to help you understand it better and you’ll remember it better (You could use the library’s meeting rooms or the learning spaces for group discussions)
  • And finally, stay organised – it really helps to sort out your notes and get them filed properly and colour coded. It also is really useful to practise past question papers and make notes on them, so that you can easily scan these and you will remember them when you get into the exam.

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Haikah

Haikah

Hi, I'm Haikah and I study Economics and Finance here at Leeds Beckett.

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