Finals are right around the corner and anxieties are shooting up through the roof! Relax and take a deep breath. If you're nervous about how to best prepare for your exams, we've got a few tips and tactics under our belt. In this post, we've developed a failure-proof study plan that saves you a lot of stress during finals season. Grab your favorite notebook and a couple of colored pens (we love to color code things to make it easy to differentiate between different items on our list). You're good to create a cracking study plan to help you sail through the finals season.
Step 1: List Your Upcoming ExamsJot down all the exams you have to take. Leave a couple of lines between each exam. We suggest you use different colors for each exam to improve clarity. You can also number your exams according to the level of difficulty. For example, 10 for the most challenging subject and 1 for an easy one.
Step 2: Divide Each Subject Into Smaller Study UnitsIf you're finding it difficult to segregate each subject into smaller study units, we recommend going through your textbooks or notebooks to identify the various topics. Write down the study topics under each subject. (This is why we suggested you leave a couple of lines after each subject). Like your subjects, assign rankings from 1 to 10 for each study unit based on their difficulties, with 10 being the most complicated topic.
Step 3: Assign The Number Of Days For Each Subject/Study UnitNext, take a new page and write down the number of days you have in hand to prepare for each exam. Now, divide these days among the study topics under each subject. For example, if you have five days to prepare for a Business Management paper and eight topics under it, you can assign two days for each topic. Leave the last day for the overall review of all topics.
Step 4: Tackle The Difficult Subjects First
Use your difficulty ratings to study the most difficult topics first. When you study challenging subjects first, you get sufficient time to learn and revise these topics until you get familiar with them. This also gives you the time to clarify any doubts with your professors or peers.