Top Ten Ways to Get Ready for Exams

Stressed for exams? Want to give advice for exams? If either applies to you, this list is for you!
The Top Ten
1 Get lots of sleep

I wish, but school makes us wake up very early which is the reason why we lack sleep and get tired throughout the day.

Sleep is very important for good brain functioning. The mire sleep, the better.

A well-rested mind and body is very important if you want to do well on an exam.

No sleep in a box, you have a hard time getting sleep.

2 Study a healthy amount

Even though you may have free time from school, it is better to extend your studies at home months or weeks before the finals. At least an hour or two will help you extract the knowledge you need for the exam. It will benefit in a long time. Just study smart.

I would study in blocks of time for each subject, with a minimum of 2 hours for each subject spread out over at least 2 different days. Don't over study or else you could lose sleep.

Studying is key. If you study, even just maybe about 20 minutes each night, then you should do well in the exam.

How is this not number 1

3 Eat a large, healthy breakfast

Cereal just won't cut it. You would need eggs, sausages, pancakes even for exam readiness. The food helps your brain function.

4 Eat mints

Dark chocolate and mint chocolate also help. Dark chocolate reduces stress, so I often take it the night before. Mint chocolate infuses that with focus, and I take some the next morning.

There's also a study that shows dark chocolate can also improve your memory, so I guess it explains why I remember more than half of the homework I reviewed/did when I ate chocolate.

Studies have shown that mints help focus, so these will be very helpful for exams.

5 Have the right attitude

Exams are much easier when you feel like you will do well. Stay optimistic, no matter what, and be sure you will reach your goal. Stress hinders your performance in exams.

Thank you for this list. I have exams

6 Study with a partner

If you are confused on something, your partner will probably know what it is. That and it's always good to be with friends.

Nothing better than a shot of affection and a shot of competition to help you ace the exam

That's the most fun thing.

7 Allow yourself some free time

It's been proven that studying without breaks harms one's mental health, so it is definitely important to remember to take breaks once in a while.

Free time is just as important as homework and studying. Just don't have too much free time, and don't get carried away.

Taking breaks is good for you

8 Ask for help

Asking for help will most likely get you the answer you are looking for.

That's a pretty helpful method

9 Do homework

When you do your homework you can easily your study without any problem

Homework is important for grades, and it will help get practice in.

Arguably the best method.

10 Don't get sidetracked

Try to balance your free time and your studying time out a little, because if you get sidetracked and forget to study before an exam, then there will be a lot of stress on the exam day.

Exams should be the first priority, with other things (sports, clubs, music, TheTopTens), second.

The Contenders
11 Make a Quizlet
12 Buy scented oils and a diffuser

I diffuse oils with specific scents the night before. I allocate peppermint to core maths, rosemary to core physics, basil to further physics, and so on. Having set these stimuli into my mind, I later place the oil onto a tissue which I take into the exam. Works wonders.

13 Review your homework

Surprised this wasn't on the list. It's one of the most important if you want to score high in your exams.

14 Writing notes by hand on paper to get info into your head
15 Study Groups
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