8 Tips to Increase Concentration During Examsby Ashutosh Mohan Come, stay ahead of the learning curve
For students, it is important to make the time they spend in front of books as productive as possible in order to achieve good results. Among the main keys it is necessary to maintain daily habits, a planned agenda and above all avoid any type of distraction.
Students must have strong habits that benefit them to be able to shine to the maximum and achieve the highest possible grade. It is very important that they respect schedules for both studies and rest constantly so that the brain is better prepared during exam day.
Techniques to Boost your Academic Performance
Underlining and memorizing, the most important thing is usually one of the traditional forms of study, but not it is always the one that provides the best results. In this sense, the essential thing is understanding of the notes and when one stresses one acquires some concepts, but does not always finish understanding them, also they do not remember them exactly, after weeks or months of the exam. It is necessary for the person to study until he can explain it in his own words.
On the other hand, making diagrams, lists or share what has been studied with classmates are some of the basic elements when preparing for an exam. However, new technologies have managed to integrate into the school and university world through multiple applications (apps) that can help you schedule your study sessions, organize notes or solve mathematical problems.
Beyond memorizing or reinforcing studies through new technologies, Loreto Laguna offers a series of guidelines and techniques that will improve your study and above all, the final results.
Follow these steps for better concentration
1. Get organized before you start
The main thing before starting to study for an exam is to prepare everything you will need for your study and you must be very clear about what you have to study, know the topics that come in order to structure your time. It is recommended that you study the topics that may be more difficult for you at first, leaving the easiest to understand for the last days.
2. Manage your time
Time is one of the keys when it comes to performing in your studies. It is important to know how to manage it, because studying it all or a lot the day before the exam is very unproductive. It is recommended to make a calendar with the dates of the partial and final exams; and prioritize the importance of the subjects, their correlation and weight, and based on this; manage the time devoted to each of them with the agenda in hand.
3. Maintain study habits
The coach recommends respecting study and rest times, setting fixed study times, and stops of 15 or 20 minutes during which to do something totally different - this will favor your concentration during the subsequent study. During exam times, it may be beneficial to carry out some sports activity to "disconnect and ventilate" the brain, as well as rest and eat healthily, with foods that promote energy, memory and concentration (nuts or foods with vitamins B6 and B12).
4. Choose the method that helps you remember the most studied
You can rewrite the contents, highlight the main by colors, make diagrams, pay full attention to the teacher's explanations, tell others, work in a group, draw it, have it in photos or cards, reading a book on the subject, watching videos, reports or specialized websites.
5. Improve your concentration
Study in a suitable environment, a fixed space, that is silent or with relaxing music, and that is free from distractions. In addition, you can put into practice techniques such as abdominal breathing, meditation or mindfulness (mindfulness).
6. Expand your knowledge with the help of other classmates
Studying or reviewing in a group allows you to share notes and obtain more information that can help you complete your notes. In addition, listening to the rest can benefit your understanding and make you remember the day of the exam better than just memorizing.
7. Practice before the exam
In addition to reviewing in the traditional way, you can also do it with the help of mobile applications that allow you to make quick last-minute reviews before the exam. One of them is the 'Create your tests' app that will allow you to prepare your exams, developing your own questions according to the subjects you are studying.
8. Be clear about your goals
Don't forget what you want to achieve at the end of your degree (good training, access to a job). Be clear about 'why' and 'why' you must study and pass. What has led everyone to be there is a turning point that they should not forget in more oppressive times, with pressure, stress or uncertainty, and being able to visualize it in some way can favor being more motivated and being able to be more productive.
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