Students could face specific situations where it is hard for them to study well. This can be quite distressing when important exams are coming up. Many students find study sessions tedious and tiring, so they tend to put off studying sessions until the very last day or even minutes. It won’t be a good thing if we spend all night cramming learning material and get very little sleep. In fact, a restful sleep is one factor that ensures successful exam. Even if we manage to memorize everything, we won’t perform well if we drag ourselves out of the bed only 15 minutes before the exam begin. Our system could still be affected by sudden spike of caffeine the night before, causing to feel more nervous than usual. In this case, we should avoid feeling jittery, drained and exhausted. It is actually quite difficult for us to think and focus on the exam, if are not feeling fully rested. In the end it is possible that we do terribly and get mediocre results. If this is our common way of studying, then we should know that it may not work in the long run.
So, each time we are about to repeat this ritual, we should expect that troubles will soon happen. In this case, we should try to experiment by studying weeks in advance. After we do it, we would find that our old studying system is a crazy pattern that any successful student shouldn’t undergo. The best way to get much better marks is by preparing ourselves at longer period of time. This problem likely affects not only young students, but also post-graduate students who already have a full-time job. Due to the immense stress in the workplace, studying can be a really tedious activity. After a stressful day at work, adult students could be more encouraged to watch TV than reading a book again. This is the reason why it is more likely for students, regardless of their age to study until the last minute. This could also be caused by the fact that we misjudge the amount of time needed to understand and absorb the material. If our exam is still four weeks away, we may seem to have plenty of time left to study those thick books.
During this time, we should try to learn the material and we could find that it is actually much harder than we thought. All of a sudden, we find that we don’t have enough time to study everything. When learning math and engineering topics, it won’t be enough for us to memorize all the formulas and concepts. Exams will provide us with problems that can’t be solved in a simple, straightforward ways. There are twists and alternate methods to use these formulas, so we should make sure that we master them all. Regardless of how much learning material that we need to handle, we shouldn’t be discouraged and overwhelmed. In this case, we should be able to establish some level of motivation and interest by learning about a seemingly uninteresting topic weeks before. We should try to have an open mind and look for interesting elements about it, so this will require some amount of research. In general, we will perform well during an exam if we have a genuine interest about the topic.