Ta-daa! My studying period has begun! :) Everybody knows how difficult it is to convert the contents of a huge book into one small piece of paper and memorize them till the exam comes. Sometimes it’s all jammed up in head and we don’t know what relates with what subject!
I too find it difficult to study. However I would be able to get everything into my mind and feel relaxed before the exam. No exam-phobia for me!
So, here are my ways of getting ready to face exams. Hope posting this would help someone in their studies.
#1) Usually I get prepared for the exams two weeks before the exam date. It depends on the syllabus and confidence in me that I can finish studying within that period of time. So I don’t make timetables. I have a calendar right in front of my studying table. It is a type of a large number calender. So I randomly choose dates and write my subjects (or the units) on each date. Like, 15th- Genetics, 16th- Thermo dynamics, Anatomy…etc
That means I’m gonna finish the particular unit marked on a date before the end of that day.
(But…I keep some extra days free in case I missed something to study)
#2) I turn back my clock 5-10 minutes.
#3) I make flow charts. First I read and study the theories under one main topic. Afterwards I summarize them, dividing the main topic into sub topics.
I draw diagrams that are large enough to see when they are pasted on ma wall next to my bed.
Don’t forget to use colours.
#5) Making stories and songs
This is so cool! (Especially useful to remember scientific terms) I used to make stories for anatomy and evolution and it worked out really well.
#6) Reading the short notes and flow charts again and again!
Even though I have finished the planned work for the particular day, I go through the previous days’ notes and flow charts I made. I revise them again and again when ever I get a time. This one really works so you better try this too.
#7) Day before the exam…
Many people say that we have to stay relaxed on the day before the exam. Hell not I’m gonna do that! That’s the most precious time for me to study! I go through my short notes again until I can picture it in my mind without looking at it. It automatically happens. I just turn pages memorizing what I have written there. That doesn’t mean I’m gonna study all night! I’ll get a good sleep before the exam. Actually I think having a good long sleep ace the exams! :)