Exam season can be a particularly stressful time, for students of all ages who will be studying and preparing for what could be one of the most important times of their lives. After all, if you prepare well you can drastically improve the odds of getting good grades in your exams. So let’s look at a few ways of preparing effectively for your exams.
Get enough sleep!
It may well be tempting to stay up as late as possible, pouring over textbooks and trying to strengthen those areas in which you are weakest. It is, however, essential that you get a good 8 hours sleep for your body to function at peak performance. After all, it doesn’t matter how hard you have studied, if you only had 4 hours sleep the night before your exam, the physical effects of this will hamper your performance.
Drink plenty of water
This may seem obvious, but it is well worth keeping in mind. You may be used to drinking coffee, energy drinks, and other caffeine-laden beverages when you are under pressure and stressed but doing so constantly is not good for your body or your sleeping pattern. Drinking enough water will help your brain function at peak capacity and give you the best chance at obtaining good results from your time in the exam hall.
Identify your academic weaknesses
When you are selecting topics to study it is important to assess your strengths and weaknesses in each area that you study. Then try to specifically improve on the gaps in your knowledge in these areas, thereby strengthening your overall grasp of the subject as a whole.
Invest in proper exam equipment
This may seem like a strange recommendation, however, having a complete set of exam equipment such as comfortable pens that actually work, a selection of sharp pencils, a protractor, good quality compass, an eraser, a ruler and a calculator fitted with a fresh set of batteries, can ensure that you are as prepared and focused as possible without having to worry about asking for these things on the day.
Hire a reliable and knowledgeable tutor
Professional tutoring can really make the difference between success and failure when it comes to major academic events like university entrance exams and IGCSE’s. The best tutors are teachers who are currently working in highly reputable schools or who have been working in such schools. Such tutors know their subject extremely well, are familiar with assessment procedures and the success criteria required for all internal assessment projects. GK Consultants offers professional IGCSE, A Level, IB, SAT, ACT and AP tutoring services here in Bangkok and can help you to achieve your academic goals. We also offer university counselling and Personal Statement guidance and support. We hire only the best academic tutors available, experienced practitioners of their specialist subjects with a superlative record of success with their students. Contact Us today for a free consultation so that we may help you to achieve success!