Are you looking for feasible ways on how to prepare for exams in a week or two, if you were not regular with your studies the entire semester? Well, we try to list some exam preparation tips that you may find useful to study in 2 weeks or 15 days before final exams.
It’s almost impossible to study effectively for exams in short time but you should not give up.
Heads spinning, eyes burning, hearts racing, spines tingling; now isn’t that what studying one week before exams feel like? So basically when everything that can go wrong, has gone wrong, we find ourselves with merely a couple of days, and tons to study, and start dividing our book according to what’s most important and what we are going to leave!
Let’s face it, most of us don’t like to study the year round, and pay a ‘visit’ to our books only when it’s the last 7 days before final exams. We intelligently divide our syllabus into reachable goals for each day of the last week or so, but fail to achieve those goals due to other ‘important stuff’ to do; like emergency calls from friends, updating Facebook status etc.
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No matter how bad your case and you decide to study it all, in just one week or 2, you need to chill out a little too. All you need is to follow some simple steps to be completely ready and concentrate in studies for exams last minute. Even though it is said that nothing can happen overnight, there are actually some simple and clever ways to have a better atmosphere for learning and motivate yourself. You need to find out the time of the day when you can study well and learn maximum in given time.
Boycott Social Circuits for One Week
Research shows that most students cannot concentrate on their studies for exams because of their messaging and phone calls, besides anything else. This is the time you give up all your phones and twitter and Facebook hangouts, so that you can actually concentrate on studies for exams.
Switch off your internet connection, put your phone on silent and let it be as far away from you as possible. Promise yourself not to contact your important friends, at least till the time you are planning to bury your head in books! Ask your friends not to call, text, or come over. Tell your friends that you have exams and you are studying. Tell them that you are not ignoring them but you need to devote all your time to your studies. Your true friends will understand you and support you.
Divide The Syllabus to Study Effectively
We know how you divide your syllabus for months together, but end up crushing your own deadlines. This time, make realistic goals and make it a point to achieve them, by hook or by crook! You may have to study in the late hours, miss a couple important television shows, might even risk being called a geek by your friends, but when you fare well in your exams, nothing else is going to matter! Don’t forget that you need to study effectively to prepare for exams in less time.
No matter how important work is, food and sleep should never be compromised. The simple reason for the same is that when you don’t have enough energy in your body, you will not be able to concentrate.
Eat nutritious, protein rich, low calorie food, so that you can stay fresh and active, charged and ready to achieve your goals on time. Sleeping on time and napping enough to stay fresh is also essential. There is no point cramming when your mind is asleep. You need proper food and rest in order to study well.
Making up for the lost time, you need to concentrate only on studies, hence the eat-sleep-study routine! It’s also important to have light food that keeps you awake at night, so that you don’t get overloaded and become sleepy. Follow it well for merely a week and you will get decent grades without a doubt.
Shrink Your Study Material
Studying intelligently is very important since you only have one week before exams. Important definitions, one-liners, formulae, dates and events need to be noted down. It’s because when you are attempting the paper, your mind actually tends to give you a visual of what you have learnt, when you have important stuff highlighted and ready to use, it is going to come handy without a doubt. Sample papers and question papers from previous years are also a great help, because you tend to understand the pattern of the exam you are about to attempt.
Discuss for Better Exam Preparation
If you can get over the euphoria of the sort of fun you may have in a group study and actually think about learning, you will realize that there is nothing better than that when you revise for exams in a week. T’s because when you have doubts, you can ask others, and when they have any you can help. This way, knowledge will be shared and well circulated, which will help you grasp and retain information better. Keeping in teacher’s contacts handy and asking them for a little extra help can work wonders too.
Find Your Happy Hours
This is really important. You need to find out the time of the day when you can study comfortably and learn maximum in that given time. Some people are good with morning hours, while some can only study at night for exams. There are also people who can study all day long! You have to find out what time zone you fall in and make the most of that time; in these last few precious preparation days.
Breathe A Little
No matter how bad your case and you decide to study it all, in just one week (or 2 weeks), you need to chill out a little too. This is so that your brain is not over-pressurized and you don’t black out right before the exam. Listen to your favorite music, indulge in comfort food once in a while or take workout breaks, so that your mind and body become re-energized and ready to face the exam properly. If and when headaches occur, avoid medicines; try simple remedies like a good oil massage or a hot cup of coffee, so that you can study to the best of your potential and score well in your exams.
We don’t recommend it as nothing works better than studying regularly the entire semester specially when you are studying for board exams. However, you can try these simple tips (same goes for studying for exams in 2 weeks) and be surprised by the difference it can make in your grades. All the best!