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Exam Tips & How to Keep from Hitting a Blank during Your Exam

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Writing exams can be very hard and very stressful. Because of this, Oxbridge Academy has put together a list of awesome TIPS and TRICKS to help you:

- Study for your exams
- Prepare for your exams
- Perform better during your exams

What’s more: we’ve also included a number of tips that will keep you from ‘hitting a blank’ while writing your exams!

So go take a look at our presentation, share it, download it, and leave a comment to tell us what works for you when writing your exams.

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Exam Tips & How to Keep from Hitting a Blank during Your Exam

  1. 1. EXAM TIPS & HOW TO keep from hitting a blank during your exam Oxbridge Academy presents: Visit www.oxbridgeacademy.co.za
  2. 2. For all of you writing exams this (or any other) month… Visit www.oxbridgeacademy.co.za
  3. 3. Oxbridge Academy has put together a list of top exam tips! Visit www.oxbridgeacademy.co.za
  4. 4. And for those of you with a little bit of anxiety… Visit www.oxbridgeacademy.co.za
  5. 5. We’ve highlighted the tips that will keep you from ‘hitting a blank’ during your exams! Visit www.oxbridgeacademy.co.za
  6. 6. BEAT BLANKING OUT! We’ve highlighted the tips that will keep you from ‘hitting a blank’ during your exams! Visit www.oxbridgeacademy.co.za
  7. 7. STUDYING FOR AN EXAM Visit www.oxbridgeacademy.co.za
  8. 8. Create a study schedule that will tell you how much work you need to do each day leading up to the exam. 1. Create a study schedule Visit www.oxbridgeacademy.co.za
  9. 9. Create a study schedule that will tell you how much work you need to do each day leading up to the exam. Then stick to your schedule! If this is something you naturally struggle doing, then doing it is worth your while. 1. Create a study schedule Visit www.oxbridgeacademy.co.za
  10. 10. Don’t start studying a couple of days before the test. Start as early as possible and do a little bit of work each day. 2. Pace Yourself Visit www.oxbridgeacademy.co.za
  11. 11. Don’t start studying a couple of days before the test. Start as early as possible and do a little bit of work each day. This will help you relax, retain information, and avoid having to stress about the approaching exam. 2. Pace Yourself BEAT BLANKING OUT! Visit www.oxbridgeacademy.co.za
  12. 12. Study in sessions of 25 minutes with 5 minute breaks in between. 3. Try the Pomodoro Study Technique Visit www.oxbridgeacademy.co.za
  13. 13. Study in sessions of 25 minutes with 5 minute breaks in between. After your fourth study session, take a 30 minute break and then start again! 3. Try the Pomodoro Study Technique Visit www.oxbridgeacademy.co.za
  14. 14. 4. Set study and rewards Stick to your study schedule by setting daily goals for yourself. Visit www.oxbridgeacademy.co.za
  15. 15. Stick to your study schedule by setting daily goals for yourself. And then reward yourself for reaching each goal! 4. Set study rewards Visit www.oxbridgeacademy.co.za
  16. 16. 5. Consider your study environment If you aren’t studying in a relaxed, quiet, and organised environment - you will struggle to learn. Visit www.oxbridgeacademy.co.za
  17. 17. If you aren’t studying in a relaxed, quiet, and organised environment - you will struggle to learn. If it is too disruptive at home, why not go study at the public library? 5. Consider your study environment Visit www.oxbridgeacademy.co.za
  18. 18. Don’t simply memorise sentences and facts. 6. Don’t study like a parrot! Visit www.oxbridgeacademy.co.za
  19. 19. Don’t simply memorise sentences and facts. Try to understand the work by putting it into your own words or creating little stories to help you remember facts. 6. Don’t study like a parrot! BEAT BLANKING OUT! Visit www.oxbridgeacademy.co.za
  20. 20. These are great ways to internalise information. 7. Use summaries and mind maps Visit www.oxbridgeacademy.co.za
  21. 21. These are great ways to internalise information. It also allows you to quickly go over the most important work right before the exam. 7. Use summaries and mind maps Visit www.oxbridgeacademy.co.za
  22. 22. Don’t think going through your work once is going to be enough. 8. Revise, revise, revise Visit www.oxbridgeacademy.co.za
  23. 23. Don’t think going through your work once is going to be enough You need to constantly revise old work as you go along! 8. Revise, revise, revise Visit www.oxbridgeacademy.co.za
  24. 24. THE DAY BEFORE THE EXAM Visit www.oxbridgeacademy.co.za
  25. 25. “Cramming in” work right before the exam is going to make you feel tired and stressed. 9. Don’t “cram” the night before! BEAT BLANKING OUT! Visit www.oxbridgeacademy.co.za
  26. 26. “Cramming in” work right before the exam is going to make you feel tired and stressed. Save the least amount of work for the last night. This will help you relax and feel more confident. 9. Don’t “cram” the night before! BEAT BLANKING OUT! Visit www.oxbridgeacademy.co.za
  27. 27. 10. Rehearse important work You should quickly rehearse the most important facts either the night before, or the morning of, the exam. Visit www.oxbridgeacademy.co.za
  28. 28. You should quickly rehearse the most important facts either the night before, or the morning of, the exam. Try to go through the broad topics or main points as well. 10. Rehearse important work Visit www.oxbridgeacademy.co.za
  29. 29. Misery loves company – people who didn’t study for a test usually want you to feel stressed out along with them! 11. Avoid negativity BEAT BLANKING OUT! Visit www.oxbridgeacademy.co.za
  30. 30. Misery loves company – people who didn’t study for a test usually want you to feel stressed out along with them! Rather spend time with people who prepared sufficiently for the exam and are calm and confident. 11. Avoid negativity BEAT BLANKING OUT! Visit www.oxbridgeacademy.co.za
  31. 31. Get 8-10 hours of sleep before the exam. 12. Go to bed early! BEAT BLANKING OUT! Visit www.oxbridgeacademy.co.za
  32. 32. Get 8-10 hours of sleep before the exam. And wake up early so that you can be in time for the exam (remember to set more than one alarm!). 12. Go to bed early! BEAT BLANKING OUT! Visit www.oxbridgeacademy.co.za
  33. 33. IN THE EXAM ROOM Visit www.oxbridgeacademy.co.za
  34. 34. Be seated 10-15 minutes before the exam begins. 13. Get there early Visit www.oxbridgeacademy.co.za
  35. 35. Be seated 10-15 minutes before the exam begins. This will help you feel more relaxed and better prepared. 13. Get there early BEAT BLANKING OUT! Visit www.oxbridgeacademy.co.za
  36. 36. Slowly breathe in - as deep as you can - and then slowly breathe out for 10 seconds. 14. Take a couple of deep breaths before starting BEAT BLANKING OUT! Visit www.oxbridgeacademy.co.za
  37. 37. Slowly breathe in - as deep as you can - and then slowly breathe out for 10 seconds. Try doing this a couple of times to help you keep calm. 14. Take a couple of deep breaths before starting BEAT BLANKING OUT! Visit www.oxbridgeacademy.co.za
  38. 38. Remember to bring everything you’ll need for the exam: pens, pencils, eraser, ruler, sharpener, calculator, etc. 15. Remember your tools Visit www.oxbridgeacademy.co.za
  39. 39. Remember to bring everything you’ll need for the exam: pens, pencils, eraser, ruler, sharpener, calculator, etc. Also bring a highlighter in case you want to highlight keywords in longer questions! 15. Remember your tools Visit www.oxbridgeacademy.co.za
  40. 40. People often “go blank” because they are afraid of failing or worried that they didn’t study hard enough. 16. Think positive! BEAT BLANKING OUT! Visit www.oxbridgeacademy.co.za
  41. 41. People often “go blank” because they are afraid of failing or worried that they didn’t study hard enough. Remind yourself that you have prepared to the best of your abilities and that there is nothing to worry about. You will probably do much better than you expect! 16. Think positive! BEAT BLANKING OUT! Visit www.oxbridgeacademy.co.za
  42. 42. 17. Remember your watch You need to pace yourself during an exam, so bring a watch. Visit www.oxbridgeacademy.co.za
  43. 43. You need to pace yourself during an exam, so bring a watch. Keep in mind: You won’t be allowed to use your cell phone to check the time! 17. Remember your watch Visit www.oxbridgeacademy.co.za
  44. 44. If you can’t answer a question, don’t start panicking… 18. Don’t get stuck on a question! BEAT BLANKING OUT! Visit www.oxbridgeacademy.co.za
  45. 45. If you can’t answer a question, don’t start panicking… Simply move on and come back to that question later. 18. Don’t get stuck on a question! BEAT BLANKING OUT! Visit www.oxbridgeacademy.co.za
  46. 46. When you start the exam, write down some key information on a piece of paper. 19. Make notes Visit www.oxbridgeacademy.co.za
  47. 47. When you start the exam, write down some key information on a piece of paper. This will help trigger your memory and serve as a reference sheet during the exam. 19. Make notes BEAT BLANKING OUT! Visit www.oxbridgeacademy.co.za
  48. 48. It is not the end of the world - you don’t have to stress so much about it. 20. REMEMBER: It’s only a test! BEAT BLANKING OUT! Visit www.oxbridgeacademy.co.za
  49. 49. It is not the end of the world - you don’t have to stress so much about it. The less you stress about the test results, the better you will probably do! 20. REMEMBER: It’s only a test! BEAT BLANKING OUT! Visit www.oxbridgeacademy.co.za
  50. 50. AFTER THE EXAM Visit www.oxbridgeacademy.co.za
  51. 51. There’s nothing you can do to change your answers now, so don’t stress about it! 21. Go treat yourself afterwards Visit www.oxbridgeacademy.co.za
  52. 52. There’s nothing you can do to change your answers now, so don’t stress about it! Relaxing after an exam will also help you get in the habit of relaxing during exams! 21. Go treat yourself afterwards BEAT BLANKING OUT! Visit www.oxbridgeacademy.co.za
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