With exams only a couple of weeks away, it's time to get prepared!
By now you'll be in the swing of revision and coursework (we hope anyway) but we just wanted to give you a few tips to make sure you do your best:
- Get into a routine
Now you haven't got as many lectures to fill your day, make the most of your free time and plan what you're going to do and when. Block out time for work, exercise, having fun, social time and it may sound obvious but vital things like eating and drinking - they can be easily forgotten!
- Stay healthy and hydrated
We can't stress the importance of eating well and having plenty of brain food. You might think that overloading on coffee and energy drinks is the way to go but water will is much better. There is nothing wrong with a caffeine boost now and again but don't overdo it.
- Be well rested
All-nighters are a huge no! You stop taking in information after a while meaning it's not productive so remember to take regular breaks. Follow your routine as normal and break off from your studying at a decent time before going to bed.
- Study in the right environment...
This will obviously vary from student to student but we suggest a quiet environment with minimal distractions. Somewhere like a café might work if it's quiet enough or you could head to the library or even meet a friend in a study space on campus.
- And the best way for you!
Have you taken the VARK questionnaire before? Work your way through the questions and it'll tell you what sort of learner you are - i.e. visual or verbal. This could make your revision much more effective, so take the test and see how you get on...