Looking for the golden tip for your exam? The magic lies in the last few hours before the exam! Run this checklist before you start your test!
Exam tip No. 1 – Wake up on time
If you prepare in a rush, you brain will remember information worse during the exam. Save your memories! Get up early & make sure you have enough time for your morning rituals and a nice, healthy breakfast!
Exam tip No. 2 – Double check logistics
When you wake up, double check the location where the exam will take place, the time when it starts, and the time it takes to get there.
Exam tip No. 3 – Breakfast
Eat high-energy food before your exam! But also make sure you don’t eat or drink things that give you an after dinner-dip and tire you during the exam. Avoid too much sugar in your breakfast (tip: some fruit also contain a lot of sugar e.g. grape).
Exam tip No. 4 – Pack a snack and water
Sometimes exams take long, so it is good to pack a snack for when you need some extra fuel. Remember, you will also need water! Water enhances your endurance. Secondly, pack a bite that is not noisy when you eat it. Energy bars can often be distracting for the other students when you open them. Banana is a healthy, silent snack!
Exam tip No. 5 – Items to pack
Most exams require pens, pencils, glasses, erasers and ID cards. Make sure you have all of them!
Exam tip No. 6 – Check the list
Check the list above before you leave home. You can even print it, and hang it on your wall during the exam week!
Once you arrive:
Exam tip No. 7 -Avoid the wrong people
Avoid panicking fellow students. Stressing out is of no use whatsoever, and detrimental to your memory. Try to isolate yourself to be zen, or chat with friendly, relaxed study mates!
Exam tip No. 8 -Rehearse a bit
Got some time left? Rehearse small things like mind maps or flashcards you have made. Who knows, maybe you will review some of the real questions asked on your test. eFaqt has a handy app that enables you to rehearse your flashcards on your phone. This way you can take your flashcards anywhere! Download it for free in the App Store or on Google Play!
Exam tip No. 9 -To the toilet
Go to the toilet before your exam starts! Feeling the need to go during your exam is a huge distraction.
Exam tip No. 10 -What’s in a name?
There are soooooo many cases of students who forget to write down their names on the test. Some universities are very strict when it comes to giving points on exams without names. Don’t make this fundamental mistake! Good luck!
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