It's exam season - and plenty of students can be left feeling overwhelmed with the pressure.
It's important to look after yourself over the exam period, so take a look at the following tips to avoid the exam blues:
Find a revision style that works for you: No one revises in exactly the same way. A mixture of reading, talking, writing and testing could all be necessary so try to find out what works best for you so you can make the most of revision time.
Take time to relax:Although you might feel guilty not revising for every hour up until the start of an exam, too much studying can have a detrimental effect. Taking time out to relax for an hour or so will not only keep you calm, but will train you to remember key details when you return to the books.
Sleep!The quiet of night time may seem like an ideal time to absorb information, however try not to stay up until the early hours as you might not be able to retain information you think is ingrained into your memory the next day. It’s better to get some rest and feel refreshed the next day than wasting energy and being tired from a lack of sleep.
Stay well fed:Stripping your diet down to tea, coffee and snacks may see you through the day, but they are not a good option for a healthy brain. Eating properly will keep your energy levels up and stop your mind wandering.
Ask for help:If you’re struggling with a topic be sure to talk to someone. Even chatting to a fellow student not on your course can help make things clearer in your mind as you will be recounting the knowledge you have already revised. Talking about any stress you might be feeling is also the best way to overcome it.
Hope that helps - for more info on how to get through your exams, check out our complete guide on how to pass your exams!
Best of luck!
Chantelle & The Milkround team
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