At the final exam tables, you can have a really hard time. This has a negative impact on the results. If you want to explore what made you fail in a final exam or simply get more prepared. In this blog post I’ll give you helpful tips. One fact is that little is given that these situations can open up the possibility to drop out of school, to bad a career and put aside professional aspirations.
Why am I afraid and nervous in exposing the knowledge gained?
Nerves and fear have levels and cannot be managed in the same way all the time. Fears are an emotional response of an anticipated and normal nature to events of great uncertainty and not the cause of him presenting to a final examination or not. Why people who have a final exam also usually go through the same fears and nerves.
We could differentiate these fears into two categories: reasonable fears and irrational fears.
Fears that arise in the first category are caused by problems in the study techniques used or bad habits to study.
The fears that are grouped into the second category are those that occur even though they have studied and mastered the subject required for the final exam.
How to manage fears of the final exam?
We begin by recognizing the reality that final exams are valuable and that it requires responsibility. Under this perspective the following tips can be considered.
Select the most appropriate study technique
Everyone knows how they feel most comfortable acquiring knowledge. So the direction to arrive at a technique that suits your requirements is to keep in mind your comfort and what gives you more ease. Then the integration of it is presented at each time of study.
Develop a long-term curriculum
The curriculum that is created has to have flexibility as a fundamental pillar and be progressive. Another key pillar is to calendar each activity that involves studying for the final exam.
It is always recommended to avoid studying large amounts of data in a short time unless your memorization skills are developed in fast or background memory.
So the maximum to study is 1 or 2 hour maximum per day. The rest of the hours you can dedicate them to other activities, such as research, work, extension of concepts etc.
Learn to relax and have more self-control.
This process involves knowing yourself more. Finding a proper relaxation technique is an amazing path of self-knownness. For example, knowing when you get distracted or what thoughts get you out of your time of study. Becoming aware of all the factors that influence the avoidance of tranquility will make you more efficient.
Controlling thoughts is another way to help yourself. This is made possible by listening. How do you demand it? Do they affect you positively or negatively with the way you think about the final exam? It is not the same to think “I must pass this test” to think “I want to do my best on this test.” Same thing when you’re in front of the final exam. “I’m getting nervous and I’m sure I get a bad grade” instead a serious positive thought “I’m nervous and I can still develop the test”
This is the fundamental ingredient to make our memory good with us.
It adds that it helps us to understand in a clearer and more realistic way the consequences of not getting a good rating. So the thoughts of “I will never pass that final exam” are replaced by others as “I will prepare and take the exam.”
Strategies to approve easier
The first strategy par excellence is to simulate final exams to arrive more prepared. In these simulations of the final exams try to use questions that have a great chance of appearing on the exam and as you practice in the simulations you can polish your answers.
One tip that can be useful for this training is to get exams from previous years or chat with someone who has already passed them to better understand the format in which they are performed and thus bring your exam simulation as close as possible.
If you have already been joined by the topics you can try to study several at once, the important thing is that the subject are different and in front of which you have a different attitude. So don’t get bored and you can stay focused longer.
Remember to use mnememotechnic techniques used by fast memory champions as well as background memory. In this case I recommend mental lockers and memory palace.
Another very powerful resource is to listen to recordings of your own voice. This resource is taken out of literal memorization. It performs the function of helping to better fix the text to memorize in conjunction with a spaced review. Also recording you involves structuring the summary or possible responses of the exam. Also recording, it helps you improve your voice for an oral exam if that’s the case.
Draw diagrams or mind maps
Visual memory is a very important factor and the clear relationships between concepts as well. Never hesitate to exercise and involve all your abilities and abilities.
This is the best way to know in an objective way how prepared you are to successfully take the final exam. One way to self-assess is to explain the issue to someone else. It’s a way to correct mistakes and also cover doubts they didn’t think they had.
Always study in time and organize yourself in the best possible way. The ease of coping with a final exam and passing it easily is not in magic techniques or formulas. But in the quality of the preparation you take to measures you take and prepare for the final exam. Another key pillar is the analysis of the approach required by each subject. There will be exams where you need knowledge on the subject in greater depth, there will be others where the main thing is the understanding of the options, among others.}
Exercise regularly. It can work to be done between session and study session. Because more regions are activated in the brain and the opportunity to assimilate is greater.