Exams and tests can be a stressful time for most students but follow these fantastic stress-free tips for revising… and you might find yourself at the top of the brainy class.
Choose quiet place: Study in a quiet place away from television and computers to avoid distraction.
Revision books: Make a ‘revision timetable’ and always let your family know when you are revising. Create summary notes and anything simple that helps your memory – as short notes, drawings and sayings are much easier to remember.
Get help: Ask friends and family to test you. Also attend any teacher revision classes – as teachers will know better than anyone what will be in tests and exams. Record yourself reading notes and occasionally listen to them instead of reading.
Take break: Take a five or 10 minute break every hour and do some stretching exercises, go for a short walk or make yourself a drink.
Allow yourself some fun-time each day to relax…and make sure you get a good eight hours of sleep each night.
Eat well: Eat good brain foods such as cereals, wheat bran, wheatgerm and whole-wheat pasta. Also, make do with blueberries, blackcurrants, broccoli, tomatoes, oily fish and nuts.
Don’t panic: If you feel a bit nervy, don’t panic. Certain amount of nervousness actually help one perform to his/her best of ability, producing a rush of adrenaline that helps you to feel alert and focused.
Think positive: Going into an examination or test, it is important you think positively though it is seriously not the end of the world if you fail.
Now, it’s time to get your brainy heads into those textbooks and notebooks.