With exams for TY’s fast approaching (January 26th and 27th), most of us aren’t prepared since this year has mainly consisted of project deadlines and sheer panic over getting our dresses completed for Junk Kouture. This blog post will hopefully give you some study tips to help you get back on track with studying.
Tip no. 1: Highlighters
Invest in a pack of highlighters, and only highlight the key words and phrase, in your notes, textbook etc. Highlighters can aid in the memory of material, especially if you are a visual learner. If you highlight the whole page it will look like a 3 year old got to your notes and coloured them in neon yellow and you won't know where to start. REMEMBER ONLY HIGHLIGHT KEY WORDS AND PHRASES!
Tip no. 2: Multi Coloured Pens
These come in handy when writing key words or for different topics within the same subject. For example pink pen for Shakespeare and blue for media studies. Doing this will make you more likely to remember material in the exam!
Tip no. 3: Sticky Notes
These will be one of your best friends from now on. They are so handy for taking quick notes or for putting definitions on them and sticking them into your textbooks or notes! They are also really handy for short to do lists.
Tip no. 4: Test Yourself
Testing yourself is one of the best things you can do. How many times have you walked in thinking you were prepared for an exam and then you sit down and forget everything you know, and all you can remember is that it is something to do with X or maybe Y…..? Well if you test yourself (you can find past papers online or use questions from your textbook) on important names and dates etc., you’ll become better equipped to handle a stressful exam situation.
Tip no. 5: Flashcards
Using flashcards is an easy way of testing yourself or simply just studying. Write a date or word on the front of the card, then the definition or what happened on the date on the back. Go through all the flashcards, the ones you get right go in one pile and the ones you don’t get right go in another pile. You can even get apps to create stacks of flashcards. Hopefully these tips helped you study more efficiently, and helped you prepare for exams.