8 tips on How to Approach Exam Season

by Lorrie Brook / OCA / 30 Sep 2016

Here are 8 tips on how to approach exam season to ensure your children have the best experience possible.

How to Approach Exam Season

Exam time can frequently be unpleasant and nerve-wracking. How does your child approach exam season? While some anxiety can be positive, being excessively curious or tense can be dangerous. This is particularly so when the event that it meddles with your final result.

Right now is an ideal opportunity to help your children focus on what they can do to get through and the best way to approach exam season.

Top Tips

Allow Enough Time to Study. Try not to abandon it until the latest possible time. While a few children do appear to flourish with a minute ago 'studying' most don’t. It's broadly acknowledged that for the greater part, that is not an ideal way to approach an exam.

Organize Study Groups. Get together with friends for a study session. You may have questions that they have the responses to and the other way around.

Take Regular Breaks. While you may believe it's best to study all day in the lead up this can really be counterproductive. Take a break, go for a walk and get some fresh air. Don’t feel guilty remember - Vitamin D is vital for a sound brain.

It's Hard to Get Started so begin with Something Easy. In the event that you have an issue with focus, you can enhance it by beginning with short blasts of concentration. Slowly start adding an additional couple of minutes to every session. Try not to attempt to concentrate for more than 45 minutes to an hour at a stretch.

Organize Your Study Space. Ensure you have enough space to spread your course books and notes out. Have you got enough light? Is your seat comfortable?

Explain Your Answers to Others. Guardians and siblings don't need to be wasted around exam time! Use them as your sounding board. As you begin to explain concepts you will start to realize the areas you need to work on. More importantly though you will start to realize how much you actually know.

Plan your Exam Day. Ensure you get everything prepared well ahead of time of the exam. Don't leave it to the day before to abruptly acknowledge you don't have a clue about the way, or what should bring. Work out to what extent it will take to arrive then add some additional time.

Above all make sure you have a positive mindset. Enter your exam knowing that you have done all you can and prepared as well as you could have.

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