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  1. First, to study, and not “fool around” all the allotted time for study. Well, a few tips…

    Before you start preparing for exams, you need to review all the material and put aside the one that is familiar, and start learning an unfamiliar, new one.

    Make the most of your training time. Learn new and complex material at a time of day when you think well, that is, you have high performance. Usually this is the morning hours after a good rest.

    Start preparing for exams in advance, little by little, in parts, keeping calm. Make a plan for each day of preparation, you need to clearly define what exactly will be studied today. It is also necessary to determine the time of classes, taking into account the rhythms of the body.

    You need to return to hard-to-remember material several times, review it for a few minutes in the evening, and then again in the morning.

    It is very useful to make plans for specific topics and keep them in mind, and not to memorize the entire topic completely “from” and “to”. You can also practice writing questions in the form of a short, abstract presentation of the material. (For example, make small cheat sheets)

    Perform daily exercises that help relieve internal tension, fatigue, and achieve relaxation. Get a good rest – sleep is essential. In any case, do not stay up late before the exam!

  2. I used to prepare for boring and tedious exams in the form of a game of “teacher”. The bottom line is that after reading the material on the ticket, the task was to tell it as simply as possible and explain it “on your fingers”, so that even the most distant person from the topic could catch everything. Since I lived in a dorm, we used to practice this approach in a room during recess: first one “teaches”, then the other.

    It turns out to be interesting and not boring, in addition to everything else, you start to understand the topic very well: understanding is understood, all causal relationships are clarified, and you can use your explanation directly on the exam – teachers usually like when a student explains everything in their own words, and not in jagged wording.

  3. Here you need to proceed from your own priorities. If you want to “pass-forget” – make a mini-summary for each ticket and:

    Option 1-reread each of your notes, gradually taking your eyes off it, so that in the end you can tell what you have written without peeking.

    option 2-rewrite the summary again and again on new sheets – so you will mechanically remember what you write. And say what you're writing at the time of writing – remember it even better.

    I use both the 1st and 2nd option quite often. By the way, yesterday I passed the exam in the second way:)

    If you are a fan of understanding the material, understanding “what it is and why”, then the ideal option for you is to solve all sorts of problems in this subject. And as much as possible. So you will fill your hand and understand what you are doing.�

    Successful passing of exams 🙂

  4. In general, this is the case. A number of studies have been conducted on the most effective learning strategies. The most effective and inefficient teaching methods were identified. First, about the inefficient ones.

    This means re-reading the text many times, taking notes, highlighting key sentences with a marker. Based on many experiments, it was found that these methods are both the most popular and terribly inefficient. Taking notes can bring some benefits if you know how to do it correctly. Most school and college students don't know. However, taking notes is much less effective than another method.

    Further, active recall (active reproduction) was recognized as the most effective training method. This is when you reproduce information from your head. For example, you need to learn a specific chapter from a history course. You read the text, then close the textbook, and try to write down key points on paper(dates, events, etc.). By acting in this way, the neural connections in your brain are strengthened, and with each subsequent reproduction, it becomes easier for you to reproduce information. This method is not only very efficient, but also very time-saving. The next example is that you need to pass the math perfectly. Instead of spending all day cramming a textbook, learning formulas, etc., you start solving exercises or exam tickets. The more you solve them, the better you learn the topic.�

    From personal experience, I can say that all of the above works 100%. When I was studying in England, I prepared for my maths and physics exams in this way. In 3 weeks, I raised my level from the average class to the best in the class. I solved a lot of exercises and exam papers (past papers) every day for 8-10 hours.

    As for the humanities, I can recommend flash cards. Take a piece of paper. Write a question on one side and an answer on the other. And so for each question that you need to know the answer to. I don't think I need to explain what to do next.�

    Now I'll share a secret – intensity plays a huge role. It is better to study 7 days of 10 hours than 7 weeks of 10 hours. The main thing to do regularly and a lot. That's the whole secret :).

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