- The scholastic year is coming to an end, also known as students are stressing for final exams. And only a few years ago, I was myself worried to death every time I had a test. However, I've learned from experience that stress only leads to failure. That's the reason why I thought I could help with some advices I have figured out.
- My first advice is obvious, but major. To start with, try not to be disturbed while studying. To keep yourself motivated, set a goal or a reward you could get every time you finish a subject.
- Another way to avoid being bored (even though it's very difficult not to be overwhelmed) is to think of different ways to review. Try it as a group if some friends can help you focus or understand, study in a park or a library...It's up to you to decide which option is more suitable for you. Don't forget to be creative: you can write a song with lyrics inspired by your lessons if it helps you memorise it, or record yourself reading the rules then put it on replay...
- Study as much as you can, but don't review your notes at the last minute - sometimes everything gets messed up and confused just before you enter the classroom. Once you know you have done everything you could, the most important thing is to relax.
- Go to sleep at your usual bed-time. Of course, you need at least 8 hours of sleep, but don't try to fall asleep too early if your body isn't used to such a thing. You simply won't be able to close your eyes and will only panic about what'll happen on the following day.
- Finally, if you can manage to get some time to relax in bed, it could be very helpful. Before you close your eyes, drink a hot cup of milk or tea, read a book or listen to a calm playlist (http://www.myweb4teens.com/4/post/2013/06/relax.html). Try to avoid watching TV, chatting on the net or playing video games, but most of all reviewing your notes.