During your preparation for finals or tests in general there are the potential for many distractions that can pull your focus away from studying. Many of these distractions can be eliminated when you recognize them and actively choose to not participate in them. This article will touch on some subtle study tips for final exams that many students don't think about. These are suggestions that can be practiced in conjunction with other tips to help make you a better student. The first study tip and I believe the most important is to eliminate the distractions.
Eliminating the distractions will help you get focused on studying. Many students will get distracted easier when they face material that isn't fun to review. I found it easy to get distracted when I was studying for a sociology exam or final because I thought the class and material were boring. No offense Sociology majors. You have to find a quiet place away from outside distractions and then study the same time and place for every study session.
The next three tips center around your personal health that will help improve your focus and test performance. The three suggestions include get plenty of rest, eating healthy and go easy on the caffeine. Many students already know this however many forget when they are feeling the pressure of test time.
To get the optimum performance out of your body you have to get plenty of rest. This enables the mind to remain sharp and better retain the information being studied. Eating healthy is important for the same reasons. The key here is to avoid diets and foods high in carbohydrates such as sugar cereals but rather focus on foods and snacks high in protein such as granola bars. Protein is brain food and will keep you sharp when studying. Lastly, go easy on the caffeine. Too much caffeine will cause you to burn out and crash and chasing a loss of energy with caffeine will hurt study and test performances. The idea is to drink plenty of water and only use caffeine in moderation.
Learning these study tips for final exams and others is of the utmost importance to scoring well on exams. I learned several of these tips and have put them to good use. The other skill that helped me the most was when I learned how to increase my studying speed. Increasing your study speed can help make you a better student because you can study more material in a shorter amount of time.
A website that has been a huge factor in my success and helped me become the student I always wanted to be is SpeedStudyMethod. I simply followed the steps and was amazed at how my study speed increased. I was also able to retain the information that I was studying. following these tips will help you become a better student just as it has done for me. As I sit here I can tell you that in six weeks I will have my MBA completed and I could not have done it without learning these tips and increasing my study speed.
- Susan Leigh is a Counsellor and Hypnotherapist who works with stressed individuals to promote confidence and self belief, with couples experiencing relationship difficulties to improve communications and understanding and with business clients to support the health and motivation levels of individuals and teams.