About exams, we worry more than usual on squeezing performance and achieve good results quickly. The best formula is an ongoing study so that plaques the saturations and nerves that usually occur at exam time, you still will outline strategies and tips are always welcome to apply. Many probably already know them, others can clearly perceive as productive and some you may seem somewhat useless, but believe me you will all help to improve the study and originate higher performance with better results.
Starting the Study
1. Clean your room or study area. If you order your environment, you will also order your inner thoughts and your cognitive schemata.
2. Clear the study area susceptible to distraction objects, mainly mobile phone.
3. Prepare all necessary materials for the study so that no distractions of having to go looking for something you’ve forgotten.
4. Displays good attitude. Your posture, your gestures, your way of studying … everything influences to pay more or less. If, for example, you have an attitude of reluctance will cost more if you sit correctly, energetic and willing to learn, your performance will be more efficient and accomplish more in less time.
5. Take the same habit every day. Always used to establish a single time and place of study. If your body is used to a routine, he perceived as necessary.
6. Planifícate daily reports so convenient for the study period and one for your leisure and rest.
7. Try to arrange for a day out the study. Do not give binge last minute, only serve to saturate and overwhelm you, they make you feel bad, you lose trust in you, energy will weaken ahead of schedule and is likely to cause blanks in your mind that can get you to betray at the time of examination.
8. Control study time to the fullest. You can help a stopwatch, hourglass, etc. provided they do not involve a new distraction.
9. Motivation first. Find something that motivates you to study, either satisfaction or reward when you hang one’s self or to get what you propose.
10. Paper and pen in hand always. If your hands are busy and are also active writing, you avoid staring at the ceiling distracted or thinking of shrews. Besides the information come to you twice and obligarás your brain to process it to write. Already have won part of the study.
11. First reading and approach to the subject studied. Before you start studying as such, become familiar with the matter. Just reread it for the mind to go by operating and go associating other ideas.
12. If you are alone and do not bother anyone, should do a reading on top of the key points for listening to information in addition to read: double entry of information by sight and hearing, and organization of ideas.
13. Ask yourself small goals short term. Do not pretend to get everything at once. Better to go with small steps but firm and leave feeling progressively realized that want to get too much at once and not make it.
Tips For Study
14. Repeat, repeat and repeat. You can get it studied quickly stay in your short-term memory but if you want to keep longer have to repeat, reread and rewrite. Mainly we learn by repetition.
15. Make your own notes. It detects main ideas, points, make annotations and develops schemes. From there related ideas, make your mind work and rewrite it for yourself learned as a summary. To process information learning is occurring. Do not think it’s a waste of time, in contrast, have much advanced.
16. If you have doubts about something specific write it down and then looking information, whether using the dictionary or the encyclopedia, with a partner or with the teacher.
17. Use mnemonic strategies to memorize names difficult or more complex information.Associates it back to something we already know or that you find easy to remember, our cognitive abilities acquire new learning by combining new ideas with others already known modifying and enriching our mental structure.
Example: to learn the name of several rivers in Spain as they can be: Tajo, Duero, Tormes, Ebro, Guadalquivir, Turia, Jucar, Segura … You can invent acronyms, words or phrases that are funny and memorable to group eight Names: tadueto, eguatujuse. Or tdt, EGS sj.
18. If you get stuck, something else happens. Do not waste your time thinking you have to learn this piece, forget it. You come back to that another time you’re more receptive to understand and retain that point.
19. Take breaks. For example, each hour of study takes a ten-minute break. The mind is tired and needs renovation. At fifty minutes about the ongoing study, attention span and retention are often lost or be greatly deteriorated. The Pomodoro technique can help in this regard.
20. Make sure you know what you have studied. Repeat to yourself or someone the lesson studied or rewrite it without looking at notes. Should wait at least half a minute to see if you really know what you have studied, as short-term memory retains information for 20 to 30 seconds and what we want is to go to long-term memory and remember to keep it in the future
21. Go over. When you return to resume the study, reread what you saw the day before you leave to avoid diluting the information. If you do not remember what I learned, over time it is losing .Otherwise, it strengthened.
22. Take a prize or whim for a job well done. It can be a motivation to continue the next time and you’ll feel better.
23. Disconnect to end the study time and do everything that you had pending or just whatever you like. Study time is over, do not flood your mind with the same, relax.
While you are doing the test
. Although we have studied following effective steps, sometimes in the key consideration it seems that everything disappears and costs we face now assessing not let nerves betray you, therefore you consider these tips:
24. Breathe . If you’ve ever done yoga sure you know effective methods to correct breathing and relaxation. But you can use the method 6 + 6 + 12. Inspire 6 seconds, hold the air other 6 and finally exhale slowly for 12 seconds. Repeat at least five times. These breaths may also be used for other situations you need to calm down, such as to job interviews or difficult moments when an anxiety attack you.
25. Security in yourself . You have studied, you know, there is no reason to worry, if you feel the nerves evaporate security.
26. Believe in yourself . Positivity, you can feel. If you really feel sure that you will get it.
27. Nothing last minute rehearsals . Only serve to confuse you and make you doubt what you know or not. Forget and study, that time has passed. Now is the time to show what you’ve got with your effort. When you stand before the ejected sheet information they ask, you will have success.
28. While attempts to perform the test does not stop or distract you unless you really need (breathing, drinking water, to remember …). For two main reasons: you can lose track of information and lose valuable time that can not be recovered.
29. If doubts at some point goes to the next . If you lose a lot of time you can leave unanswered things you do know well.
30. Last review . Try to get over a bit of time at the end to give a final review. We may have missed some point, have mistaken information we do know, spelling errors that hinder the understanding of the review, we noted data apart … If you take a good look and you correct stupid mistakes, you can earn extra points.