Advice on Exam Preparation

Working in Short Bursts

Ever find yourself pushing for an all nighter? If so, time for a change. Research shows that study sessions are most effective in short bursts of 25 to 30 minutes. So, instead of studying for longer periods of time, taking those regular breaks of 5 to 10 minutes can help with your learning by improving your memory and helping you stay focused.

Carry Your Notes

Using Flashcards to study is an easy and effective way of memorising study notes for your exam. It’s a great study tool that can be used anywhere and at any time. Carry your Maths, English, and Science flashcards while waiting in line at the grocery store or when riding the bus or tube. A great way to get in the extra study time while doing your day-day errands.

Break Down Your Goals by Study Session

Are you someone who always has multiple to-do lists? Then it’s time to set a goal and make a plan. At A-Education we help you set individual goals for each study session. This can allow you to focus on improving one aspect of your revision at a time. It also sets a more realistic approach to what can be achieved in your study session. Planning is the key to successful studying. Planning out what you’re going to study with the goals broken down is the best way to schedule your time and focus across different subjects. Remember to also set aside free time to check over your revision notes.

Practice, Practice, Practice! 

Practising exam papers, revisions notes, and study materials are the best way to achieve the results you want. At A-Education we’re here to help you with this. Even if you make mistakes, this helps you identify gaps in your knowledge and helps you familiarise yourself with exam style questions. Practice also builds confidence for exam day and leaves you feeling less stressed. The more knowledge you consume the better your understanding.

Put Away Distractions

The most vital days are those final study sessions when exams are approaching. Distractions can come in all different ways, whether this is your phone, TV, or even your family. The best way to focus is to put away all distractions and find a place where you won’t be disturbed. This could be at the library, a space at home or at your favourite A-Education tuition centre.

Create A Study Group

Previous research has shown that studying in groups and learning by teaching friends is extremely effective. At A-Education you will find like-minded students. Teaching others gives you a deeper understanding and knowledge which in turn helps you remember what you have learnt. Organise a study group and take turns to teach an area of choice.

Create A Space! 

Dedicating a space for your study sessions helps motivate and encourage your learning. At A-Education we can get all the materials you need to get organised and get started without any interruptions. Being in a positive and calming environment can ensure success.

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