How to effectively prepare for the exam

The exam is a test for strength, regardless of gender, age and status of the person who surrenders it. Everybody is worried when he has to pass the exam to get the desired degree. In many ways, excitement is associated with insecurity in their abilities. And confidence, in turn, depends on the quality of training. How to qualitatively prepare for the exam? Here are some tips for you.

How to effectively prepare for the exam

      Set a goal

      In order to find the optimal method for mastering knowledge, one must clearly visualize the purpose of preparing for the exam. You will say: the goal is clear! It is necessary to get a good evaluation. How good is it? If you worked hard during the semester, in addition to attending lectures, read additional literature, you can rightfully claim the "excellent". If you are not interested in the subject, you are convinced that in your profession you will do without it, then the level of your knowledge is appropriate. And recklessly believe that in a few days you will be able to prepare so that you get an excellent rating. Conclusion - evaluate your abilities soberly and do it purposefully: study the material on the excellent mark.

        Method "3-4-5"

         The remaining time period before the exam (it does not matter if it's a week, a month or six months) is divided into three parts. Let's say you have a month. In the first 10 days, you learn the minimum amount of material, as if you had a "three" for you. In the next 10 days, you increase your knowledge, expand the range of information you want to learn. Finally, in the last 10 days you "grind" the knowledge, in such a way as to get the highest score.

        The advantages of the method:

        • You are not afraid that there will not be enough time to prepare, because you are working on a clear schedule;
        • You learn by the principle of a spiral: from time to time you go back to what has already been studied and repeat the material. And repetition is one of the most effective methods of assimilating information (not to be confused with cramming).

        Of course, you can go the easiest way and get help from, but if you have enough time for preparation, try this method.

        We start from the weakest point

        There is a universal principle, the following of which will help to determine the order in which it is necessary to study the material. The most common method looks like this: you have a list of questions, and you follow it. The weakness of this technique is that you may not have time to reach the end, and then some of the tasks will be learned very well, and the other you will not read a single line. As experience shows, in the exam are exactly those questions to which the hands never reached ...

        An alternative method is to start training with the material that you own the worst. Run through the eyes of the list of tickets: you have a pretty clear idea about something, you have not even heard of other issues. Start with them. In this case, you will be insured against issues that you absolutely do not own.

        Use different forms of learning

        You can just read the material. You can read and make notes on the margins. You can read and write. You can proceed as follows: for each exam question, get one sheet of paper. While working on the question, make notes on the sheet: draw diagrams, write out names, events, dates, formulas, rules. Draw your own associations. Perhaps, some catchy term is associated with you with the name of a friend or the name of your favorite houseplant. Use this. Then, just before the exam, you can easily repeat the material by viewing your notes.

        A few more recommendations:

        • make a clear plan and timetable for preparing for the exam;
        • your own time regime - determine at what pace you will be engaged in the hours of recovery, and what - during the hours of decline;
        • if you feel "not in the mood", start classes with the most interesting subject for you, it will help to get into the working form;
        • make short, but regular breaks: rest, do not wait for fatigue - the best remedy for overwork. Get around without stimulants (coffee, strong tea, etc.).

        On the last evening before the exam, give yourself a rest: take a walk, read a detective, go to visit your friends. Try to go to bed early. And avoid thinking like "What happens if I do not pass?". Replace them with a more confident formulation: "I am calm and confident in myself."

        Good luck!