How to study for exams – the smart way

We’ve all been there: Learning very hard for the exams and not getting the results that you wanted.

“But there is no way I can study even more!”

More is not always better. 

Oftentimes to get the results that you want, you just need to make a couple of strategy twists. In this post I will show you 3 techniques how you can study smarter for your exams.

For these tips to work, you need to be well familiar with the study material. You need to have taken notes and written test questions to practice. 

Having done that, enjoy the tips below to get the most out of this last learning week before your exam:

Create quizzes

Use your notes to test yourself. Active recall is one of the best ways to solidify what you’ve learned, MUCH more effective than just looking over your notes. make flashcards on paper or use an app like Quizlet. 

Practice on old exams under test conditions

One of the most effective ways to prepare for exams is to take past exams. This helps you to get used to the format of the questions and spend the right amount of time on them. It will also cut down on the anxiety you feel when you’re taking the actual test.

Make a cheat sheet

Even if you’re not allowed to bring a cheat sheet into the test, make one. You’ll find that compressing the most important information onto one sheet of paper will make you understand and memorise the most important concepts.

Reminder: When making a study schedule, remember that it IS going to take you longer than you think. Make smart schedules and set smart study goals for your day.

That’s all from me and happy learning!