In preparation for the upcoming November examinations, we have compiled a list of a few tips that you may find helpful to the study process. From securing a designated study space to time management during the exams, there are many measures you can take to maximise your exam experience.

Get a designated study space

Your environment influences your productivity, and you should choose your study space wisely. It is better to have a dedicated study space away from the bedroom, kitchen, or living room. A student with a designated study area at home is considerably less likely to experience interruptions from family members.

Practice with previous exams

There is no better way to prepare for an exam than to practise on previous papers. Doing this will give you an idea of what to expect in the exam. Oxbridge Academy enables you to do this with past exam papers available on the website.

Explain your answers to others

Practising your answers on a willing family member or spouse is quite beneficial. Stand in front of a mirror if there is nobody nearby. Repeating yourself might seem annoying but hearing yourself explain concepts will help with memorisation. Don’t doubt the power of repetition!

Take regular breaks

Allowing your brain to relax is one of the most effective ways to prevent study fatigue. Research shows that anywhere between 5 to 60-minute breaks from studying replenish your energy and increase your productivity and ability to focus. Taking time to recuperate will keep you focused! Take a walk and or watch a few funny videos online.

Time management during the exam

Stay calm, concentrate, and approach the question paper with a positive attitude. Take a moment to quickly scan through it before you start answering and identify any challenging questions. Do not spend too much time struggling with difficult questions! You can always return to those questions after you answer the easier ones. So, spend your time wisely.

All the best!