TIME MANAGEMENT AND STUDY TIPS
Studying For Exams
For many students, a quiet environment is preferred in order to concentrate better.
- Plan a workable time-table and stick to it.
- Decide what needs to be done and do it without compromise.
- Take a break when you feel saturated with facts.
- Minimise social interaction that could disrupt your studies and take up a lot of your time.
- Clarify any doubts that you may have on your understanding of the subjects.
- Group study sessions may be a powerful morale booster.
- Try to explain concepts to others to test your understanding of the subject.
- Memorising facts will not help when application of knowledge is needed.
- Go through past years' exam questions and take note of the trend in the questions.
- Don't mug at the last minute.
- Make short notes while studying
Dealing with the Loss of Freedom during Examination Periods
- Treat this as a short-term situation.
- Try not to spend too much time on other activities if you have not been studying since day one.
- If you have been studying real hard, reward yourself with a treat at the end of the exams
Answering Exam Questions
- Read the instructions carefully.
- Spend at least 5 minutes reading and understanding the questions. You may want to jot down points to answer each question selected.
- Start with questions you feel most confident with.
- Time yourself - make sure that each question gets sufficient attention and time.
- Write legibly and tidily
- Do not panic; try to adopt a more positive mindset.
- Try again. Chances are that you will do better since you have already gone through the subject once.
- Evaluate your study habits
Always running out of time?
Learn how to manage your time properly to make the best of every minute you have.