Studying is a necessary evil when you are in school or college and so we have put together some handy study techniques and advice including how best to study for exams in this guide.
Effective Study Skills
There is a skill to studying and it definitely doesn’t involve last minute cramming. Last minute cramming will do nothing but heighten your anxieties and nerves even further and cause you to not achieve your full potential.
The Impact of Exam Anxiety on Student Health:
- 1 in 2 students say they have skipped meals.
- 2 in 3 students say they have trouble sleeping.
- 1 in 7 students say they have drank alcohol as a way of dealing with exam anxiety.
- Almost 2 in 3 students say they have never received any support in dealing with exams.
How to Study for Exams
Exam time can really cause a lot of stress and anxiety for students. This doesn’t need to be the case because if you are organised and prepare well in advance including having realistic goals, studying for exams will just be the end part of a longer process. Below are some things you can do in order to achieve efficient and effective study for exams:
● A Good Study Area
Find a space that is conducive to you getting your study covered effectively. For some people that means a quiet area away from distractions. Distracting situations can include having a desk located beside a window with lots of things happening outside. A quieter location could be somewhere which is dedicated to study such as a library or supervised classroom. Others find that studying in groups helps them but this can get distracting so it is best kept for topics that you are finding specific trouble with that studying in a group can help to improve.