Nifty ways to make studying easier

2015-10-22 06:00
It is important to set up a study plan. 

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Rather than being overwhelmed preparing for your final school exams, matrics can beat exam stress.

Follow these tips to stay ahead:

¦ Establish a routine: Set aside a certain time each day for studying and revision. Try to keep to that time as far as possible.

¦ Create a study-friendly environment: Make sure you have sufficient lighting and ventilation, a comfy chair and an appropriate desk. This study space should be away from all distractions, interruptions and household noise such as the TV.

¦ Set a reasonable timetable: A well balanced timetable will help you to get to all your subjects in an organised manner. Allocate an appropriate amount of time for each subject.

¦ Take good care of yourself: Drink as much fluid as possible, especially water. Eat healthily, get enough sleep every night and try to exercise regularly. This will keep you feeling revitalised, boost your energy and help you to relax.

¦ Reward yourself for studying: Spend some time with friends and family, watch your favourite TV show, engage in your hobby or play a sport you love.

¦ Avoid interrupting your concentration: Prepare your work space beforehand. Have all the necessary study materials, such as calculator, pencils and high-lighters on your study desk before starting.

¦ Test yourself after a study session: Ask someone to quiz you on what you have just learnt. Use questions from books, past assessments or major examination papers.

¦ Ask your teachers for guidance: If you’re having trouble understanding something learnt earlier in the year, ask them for help.

¦ Don’t panic: Following a study routine and revising your class work means there should be no need to worry. Try to keep yourself calm, positive and confident.

-Deliah Brinkhuis

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