Studying for exams can be really stressful, but thankfully we now have plenty of technologies that can help make it easier than ever. With a little forward planning, a bit of organization and a healthy dose of technology you can organize your study schedule so that you can learn more with less effort than ever before. For example, if you want to study history online then you can easily download an app from a store, or perhaps you can get addicted to a fun Netflix series and learning online about history through that – just be mindful that some things may have been added in to make the series a little more interesting, so be sure to fact check! If you have exams coming up or just want to be ready for the year ahead, here are my top 3 tips for studying for exams:
1. Keep Up With Notes
Keeping up-to-date with your study notes is the most important aspect of staying on top of your game for the upcoming exams. Learning online to help supplement what you learn in class is a great way to study extra material, but the most important thing is to ensure that you have everything from class at least written down in your notes. If you miss a day, you’re going to have to borrow the notes from someone else to be sure that you have a copy of them to revise before the final exams. Likewise, if you notice one of your classmates is ill, why not offer to lend them your notes so they can catch up? This is a great way to help out with your fellow classmates, you never know when they’ll repay the favor.
2. Study in a Pair
Studying with a friend is a great way to stay accountable which will help you stay motivated when the year starts to drag out and the exams feel really far away. Setting up a regular study time, including day, time and location, will help that you show up and set aside to focus on your weaknesses. Studying with someone else who is studying at least some of the same subjects as you will be really helpful as it will ensure you will have someone to bounce questions off if you’re unsure about anything.
3. Use an App
We use an app for almost everything today: from tracking what we eat to contacting our friends to sharing our photos and what we’ve been doing – for almost everything. It then makes sense to use an app for us to keep track of what we’re reading and learning. You can find a free itunes learning app to download and you can browse through the options to find something that’s going to work for you! If you’re struggling in math, then it makes sense to find a math-focused app that may help you figure out some of your weaknesses.
Studying for exams can be really stressful but with these three tips I know you’ll have the best year you’ve ever had!