Whether you are facing your school exams; taking a driving test or even preparing for an entrance exam for that new job you want. The reality is we have all been there and we have all looked for the correct ways to prepare our mind and body for the dreaded moment that is ahead.
So taking into account the experience of the numerous numbers of exams I have taken I will be going through one preparation tip at a time.
First off what you need to do is just drop everything you’re doing and organise. Leave that revision book for a moment, put away your notes just take a deep breath and look at your place of study. From now on that place is your base (you’re not going to spend as much time as you think there, you will see what I mean if you continue reading). So have a piece of paper and pen to hand and you are to organise a few columns: what you are ok with, what you need help on and finally the area where you place everything where you don’t even know what that word means or you think I don’t even remember learning that; don’t panic as this is what we plan to organise.
So, three columns:
Now just move away from your workstation, do what you want to do now and take a moment away from it all.
When you are back at your workstation what you would do is look at the areas in which you don’t remember learning.
So for example, you have a biology exam and you don’t know what photosynthesis is. You can start with a simple spider diagram to help organise the topic.
Three things you should ask yourself when preparing.
What is it?
What do they want me to know?
Do I know it?
In this case we will continue using photosynthesis as an example: