CoastRs study guide

1. Give yourself enough time to study

– Set out a timetable for your study

– Write down how many exams you have and the days on which you have to sit them

– Organise your study accordingly

–  You may want to give some exams more study time than others, so find a balance that you feel comfortable with


2. Organise your study space

– Do not procrastinate by cleaning or organising your study space too much!

– Schedule organising your study space into your timetable

– Make sure that you have a place to study that fits your individual needs


3. Cater to your individual learning style

– Use flow charts and diagrams if you are a visual learner, or listen to lectures if auditory learning works best for you

– Visual aids can be really helpful when revising

–  At the start of a topic, challenge yourself to write down everything you already know about a topic – and then highlight where the gaps lie

– Closer to the exam, condense your revision notes into one-page diagrams

– Getting your ideas down in a brief format can help you to quickly recall everything you need to know during the exam


4. Practice using past exams

– One of the most effective ways to prepare for exams is to practice using past exam papers

– Ask your Lecturer for past exams if available


5. Take regular breaks

– This will assist with memory retention and your personal wellbeing


6. Snack on healthy food

– Keep your body and brain well-fuelled by choosing nutritious foods that have been proven to aid concentration and memory. Examples include fish, nuts, seeds, yogurt and blueberries

– Remember to eat a good meal before the exam so that your energy levels do not crash

– Aim for 6-8 glasses of water a day!