The season of exams is back. Students have two goals to achieve, firstly a good and decent score and the second is to go through this period with minimal stress and anxiety. By following the right study technique, stress can be managed. Every student has his own methods of studying, but there are some general ways that can be adopted by them. Not all subjects are interesting; we can only wish that all were interesting as the other. Here are few study skills that can help you to excel in your examination.
Have a plan: This is the first and foremost rule to excel. Set a well determined goal, motivate yourself, you will automatically struggle hard to achieve it.
Time management: Schedule your study hours in such a way that you give enough time to rest and play. The time you spend on your studies depends on your hard work, concentration and study load. Manage your study hours accordingly.
Develop interest: Not all subjects are interesting to study. Everyone has their own favorite subject. Identify your favorite subject first and start with it. Slowly move on to subjects that fear you.
Make notes: Write down the important points, this will enhance your memory power. Do not write the entire paragraph. This note will help during your revisions and for quick reference.
Highlight points to remember: Do not underline, try to highlight important points with different colors. This will help you to visualize that point when you try to recollect.
Take a break: Encourage yourself to take short breaks, about 15 minutes, at regular intervals. This will relax your body and mind.
Choose a right place: Study in a comfortable quiet place. Avoid soft surfaces, such as couch, sofa, bed etc. Our mind is tuned to sleep on a cozy bed or sofa. This holds good with your study room as well; your mind will trigger you up to study.
Use 3R method: Read, recite and review.
Group study: A group study helps you to discuss important points and things that you missed out on. If you do not like a group study, just adopt to short group discussion for an hour or two.
Check on health and diet: Avoid skipping meals. Eat regularly at intervals in small portions. Exercise regularly, this will not only relieve your stress but also recharges your brain with good blood flow and oxygen. Get adequate sleep. Practice yoga and meditation to increase concentration.