4 Bad Habits You Need To Unlearn For Your Finals

Exam season can be a very stressful time for many students. Lots of students make the mistake of having habits that don’t work well for them during exams. There are certain habits you need to unlearn to settle and prepare for the exams, here are some:

  1. Procrastination

While others work well under pressure, when it comes to studying, procrastination is one of the worst habits that many students have. They tend to overestimate the time they need to accomplish tasks and save studying for later, which results in studying last minute.

  1. Cramming last minute

It’s easy to feel that you have enough time and energy to study all materials the night before an exam takes place, but this isn’t always the case. This can be a risky approach which may lead to stress. Start studying ahead of time to give yourself enough time to review your study material, which helps you retain knowledge in the long run.

  1. Eating Junk food

While studying, it’s important that you fuel your body with healthy food that can give you the energy to maintain your focus and keep you motivated. To overcome this, you can pre-plan your study snacks and go for healthier choices.

  1. Being on your phone

It’s easy to get distracted by your phone. To ensure that you study and prepare well, you might want to keep your phone on silent or even switch it off to avoid unnecessary distractions.

Things you can do to prepare for your exams:

  1. Organise Your Study Space

 Wherever you choose to study, make sure it’s organised and has enough space. You will be able to work better and think clearly.

  1. Practice on Old Exam Papers

There’s no better way to prepare than practising on past papers. Make past exam papers your best friend.

  1. Drink Plenty of Water

Being hydrated helps keep your brain working better. Drink enough water throughout your study sessions as well as on the day of your exam.

Remember that when the going goes tough you can always reach out to your peers and teachers for support. Don’t go through exam challenges alone. Keep your head up high, you are going to do well.

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