For lots of people, having a test ranks as you of the very most stressful experiences they can imagine–especially if that test is an important board exam. Boost your likelihood of success and pass the board exam by following these study tips.
1. Research strategies for the kind of test you is going to be taking. From multiple choice to essay to true/false, every format tests you on specific knowledge and has its own strategy. Learn what strategy you’re to utilize and you will know things to expect.
2. Break your material into sections. Cramming the night time before never works since it accesses only your short-term memory jamb runs. In turn, this leaves gaps in your knowledge that only grow wider the more nervous and stressed you become. Begin studying topic by topic a couple weeks prior to the test to ingrain the data into your long-term memory.
3. Study in a comfortable place with good lighting. No, this doesn’t mean your bed; it’s too tempting to lay down and take a nap. The library is usually the most effective atmosphere for serious studying.
4. Give the mind frequent breaks. Your memory retains information that you study in the beginning and end much better than what you study in the middle.
5. Tune in to classical music to lessen the boredom and keep you concentrated.
6. Create a study group, but only with others who are serious about the test.
7. Focus on true understanding rather than rote memorization. This will last especially well if the end of the year test is cumulative.
8. Test yourself or have someone else test you to learn weak areas or gaps in knowledge. Practice tests are an effective way to have you into test-taking mode before the true thing.
9. Study if you are most alert. For morning people, early morning study sessions are the absolute most productive, while others are far more alert at night.
10. Relax. Find time for you to socialize with friends or watch a popular movie. Don’t let the test consume you and become your life