9 Tips for Exam Success

Exams can be tough and can make you feel defeated. However, it doesn’t have to be this way. We have come up with 9 tips to help you succeed in your exams.


  1. Make the most out of study time

    Don’t just panic, bury your head in a heap of books and hope for the best; get organised. Make a schedule and work out how much time you need for each subject. Study a little each day and give your brain a break every 45 minutes. Avoid cramming the night before as it’s not the way to guarantee a good mark.


  2. You don’t have to study alone

    Forming study groups is an effective method to enhance your learning as you can share different insights and learn from each other. It will also provide you with the moral support you need and motivate you as you will be around people who are working towards the same goals.


  3. De-stress

    Being stressed out during exam season is perfectly normal and can even be a positive motivator. However, too much of it can have negative effects on your performance. To avoid this, make sure you take regular breaks, exercise and spend time relaxing with your friends.


  4. Ask for help

    Don’t be afraid to ask your teachers for help. If you need further support on a topic you are struggling with then ask them. They will be more than willing to provide you with the support you need.


  5. Get a good night’s sleep

    Rest is good for your brain. Make sure that you get a full eight hours of sleep each night and avoid studying till the early hours. Sleep is important if you want to succeed in your exams.


  6. Prep the night before

    To avoid last minute rush the next day, make sure you pack everything the night before. Essential items may include pens, pencils, a calculator and water.


  7. Breakfast for champions

    It is important to have breakfast as your brain needs the energy from food to work efficiently. You need to keep your mental focus on your exam and not on your hunger.

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  8. Take your time

    During the exam, read the instructions very carefully. Allocate time for each question and keep an eye on the clock. If you don’t know the answer to a question, skip it and return to it later. Never leave an exam early, use your time given to fully complete and revise your answers.


  9. Do something you enjoy

    Once you have finished your exam it can be tempting to discuss your answers with your friends and get yourself worked up. There is nothing you can do to change it so to help you take your mind of it make sure you go out and do something you enjoy. It can be anything from retail therapy to going out for a meal. It will really help you boost your mood!


    Good luck!