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How to Prepare for an Exam at University


How to Prepare for an Exam at University

Exam: the word that all university students can’t stand. Even the thought of it gives me anxiety! The stress of exams can be overwhelming, but it’s okay, take a deep breath and relax. Stressing won’t help you, however, reading this article will. As a student  completing my final year of university, I’ve had my fair share of dreaded exams. Therefore I have picked up some useful tips for preparation on the way and here are some of my top ones!


Find out when your exam or exams are and plan around them. You don’t want to be tearing your hair out the night before because you left all your revision until the last minute. In my experience, it has been very useful making a revision timetable. That way you know which days you are revising and how long for. This is particularly useful if you have multiple exams in a short space of time.

Good study space

This is probably the most important tip on this list! Organise your place of study so it’s comfortable and suitable for you. If you don’t’ have a good study space, you may struggle to concentrate and will hate studying even more than you already do.

Stay hydrated

Drink that agua! It’s very important to make sure you stay hydrated if you want to reach maximum concentration levels. If you aren’t a huge fan of water, then try flavoured water or putting a dilute in your water such as Robinsons Squash.

Make notes

Whether it’s a spider diagram, a flowchart or even bullet points, condensing the information you need can help you quickly read and recall what you need to know during an exam. Really try and push yourself and write down everything you know in this format, then write down what you missed out or correct what you got wrong.

Brain food

The only fun part about studying…eating while you do it. Make sure to eat foods which will keep your energy levels up, nutritious foods such as bananas, apples and almonds are high in energy. As tempting as it may be, don’t indulge in junk and sugary foods, they may provide you with energy but it will only last for around an hour until your energy levels come crashing straight back down. You can treat yourself after you have revised!

Got any of your own exam preparation tips? Share them in the comments below, don’t forget to share this article with your friends and good luck with your exams!!!

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