What is the best way to study for a big exam?

Slinb N.
Start preparing very early, but slowly and consistently. I gave myself at least a few weeks before small scale exams like university finals etc. But bigger exams like phd or postdoc require longer time (at least a year), but it is very simple if you keep being consistent with small steps.
Danielle P.
I usually put a video on yt that last like the time that I want to study…. Like ghibli studio music or strive study… After a while as soon as I put on the music I was ready to study…
Anchal W.
Study for abig exam
first solve the all pyqs to increase your confident and know the type of question
Instead of doing all the chapters I will prefer just go throughout the summary but if you feeling like you have a less time to prepare like one to two months then just do pyqs
Rayan F.
Pick your worst parts to studdy the most, and go back to what you're more confident on every now and then as motivation that you can do it. Cramming is bad, but going over the most difficult topic again the day off will make it fresher in your brain, even if you don't get it.
Krystal N.
The helpful and best ways I’ve studied for an exam are I make sure to gather my notes. Sometimes the teachers give handout notes which make it easier. Then I take all the things that are important and I creat index cards! Studying with index cards has proven to be super helpful for me in my experience of taking exams.
M Line Q.
Revise your work carefully , and close any gaps you may have in the exam. Slowly take your time, but don't let it cut into your relaxing time! Ask you teacher if any questions. Good luck!
Quinn J.
It depends on how you learn. I personally am an audible learner, so I find videos online to watch. Once I feel confident that I understand the subject, I do practice problems and check to see if I’m correct. Khan Academy, The Organic Chemistry Tutor, and StudyNova are extremely useful for me.
Adam F.
Start early, plan, make a to-do list, don't let the distractions make you waste your precious time for studying. Rest when done with the plan for a day. Exercise. Take breaks while studying. Don't forget to drink water. Make yourself nutritious meals. Don't stay up late. Plan ahead and don't put off studying until there's little time left.
Luz N.
It helps to take a moment prior to studying. In this moment, close your eyes and breathe. Remember what and why you're studying. Remind yourself what the goal is without setting too many expectations. If you get something wrong, you can always try again 😁
Sayma N.
You need to read more for the big exam.Because we read less and more throughout the year. At the last moment we have to read more carefully. So that we remember everything in the right way.
Skeptycal N.
– make an outline of important points
– spend as much time as possible in the weeks before the exam investigating each point, finding alternative sources, “buildings context”
– the week of the exam, make a quick run through any practice questions, make up your own, challenge each other in a study group
– the day before: look over the big picture again
– the hour before “ the Hour of Power” go over, very quickly, all of the vocab, equations, main ideas, etc (the short lists you should have memorized) if math is involved, get your math mind warmed up
– eat one hour before; avoid carbs; drink coffee only if it is helpful; be early; have supplies; put on noise canceling headphones and get in the zone.
– during: FOCUS, split up sections so any time limit isn’t a problem, only stop if you need the restroom and do that immediately and quickly so you don’t lose momentum
Hugh P.
Review the lessons carefully after the lecture was done. Recall important keywords, note them down in the notebook. Before the exam comes in about 2 days, review the keywords again.
Justine Q.
The hardest part about studying for big exam is to actually start studying. Try working 10 minutes to convince yourself to get started. If you're still reluctant to start, try 2 minutes. Now that you've finally started focusing, I highly recommend making an overview of your curriculum. Making an overview can help you get a better picture of the course. Something I always do is to imagine how I would ask students about the course if I were the one to make the exam.

I hope you do well on your exam. You definitely can do it! Don't worry about failing bc you will definitely learn something useful from it.

Emil A.
The best way to study for a big exam is to actually start studying ealier and not let everything on the last minute. Also, studying constantly and taking practice exams (and even creating them for yourself to answer them later) it is a good way to remember what you study. Trying to explain to yourself or to others what your read to see if you understand the subject is a very good way to remember what you study. You also need to get enough sleep so that you can concentrate on your reading.
Arul T.
While studying the chapter, Plan is the key, Took important points, simplify the concept through understanding and write simplified short notes, before exam just go through it.
Lauren Z.
Good organization and clean learning space. Plan 10-15 days and divide the big book into smaller parts. Learn a part every day. Take notes and use markers and colors to highlites the main words. Take longer breaks as well as go for a walk as a reaward for "achieving results during the day". Good coffee or juice and also lighter but more frequent meals.

Love Kris 💙

Sarah J.
Making a goond situation and relax envirement, start a fast reading content like newspaper to become fimiliar with subjects and throwing away stress that lack of knowledge cuased,
Starting reading with focuse and writing important parta in notes, after finishing whole course, we can review the notes several times
Luiza I.
It’s about quality, not quantity! So, test your knowledge! take a quiz ou solve past exams, this way you will know what to expect on yours and use the data of what you got wrong to optimize your study! Focus on closing those gaps that are still missing. Write down the biggest checkpoints of each topic, they will help you remember what’s most important and still help you link them to details without having to waist time memorizing them. Remember that if you studied it previously, it’s same where on your mind, so chances are it will came to you during the exam. And most important: take care of yourself, your anxiety, your mental health! trust me, sometimes that makes more difference than studying too much!
Rita G.
I am 77 years old and retired.

Hard boiled egg, 2 glasses of water and coffee.

After I write down how I feel, I feel like I have been aware of my feelings

Before going to bed place your phone somewhere far away from your bed.

Cobra pose is good for your back,

and helps strengthen your wrist.

E S.
The best way to study is to break down the exam into topics that will be on the test, assess which ones you really need help with and prioritize time spent looking over that material first, then go down to the next topics that will just require you to review a few items.
Tammy Z.
I think to study as a routine for a exam like ,
6 am wake up then 15 minutes brush teeth,Have a shower ,
And then start studying
For 3 hours in morning
And in night you should study 3 hours
In morning read 📚
And night write ✍
Aisha W.
firsts thing first disconnected with your social media and try to encourage yourself being productive and more work smart .use youtube or making cute little note that can memorize everytime someone ask about it BUT IF YOU DONT FEEL LIKE YOURE GOING TO DO THIS mhm youre a failure yeah i just said it cause its the TRURTH GURL
Cheryl F.
I find taking myself away from normal life. Find a quiet space where you can concentrate make sure you are comfortable and warm. No distractions. I would suggest the deep work programme on here as it gives you a clear guidance of how long you have been working.

This of course is the ideal scenario, good luck in your exam.

Janice U.
First you need to have to attend the lessons, then you have to read and understand your notes and the material given, after that you have to reelaborate and schematize concepts, and in the end you have to repeat until you can't anymore, and then some
Sabeeha Q.
I always prepare consistently in advanced as the year goes. So when it I near time for exams it is just a matter of revision or working on tough concepts or things I was not able to do. I love using flow charts and writing summary notes to study. Makes it easier to visualize
Dolores N.
The best way is to break your material into chunks, and study one chunk at a time. Take a break between each, ideally spreading this out over a few days if you can. Even if it’s a short break, it will help your recall if you can organize your thoughts by organizing your studying.
Clara C.
You should start early before the date for the exam, to have time to learn slowly and for me always the best way to learn is to write on the side the important stuff
Nelli Q.
Start reviewing far enough ahead so that you can review all your material and every night you just re-review some of what you learned the night before. Check out Google Google has some interesting ideas and good luck.
Hafsa F.
The best way is to start early like three weeks before the exam and it depends from a person to another and also organize your time and study in a calm place. And good luck:)
PS: I have exams too :'(
Leander R.
test your existing ability on past papers, make a study plan for topics that you need most, have a good rest the night before the exam.
Diana Z.
Get plenty of sleep, eat healthy, rest, study in short spurts instead of cram sessions or over nights and drink water and excerzise
Kaylee P.
Everyone is different so you would have to find what works best for you. For me personally I study best when I quiz myself or someone else quizzes me. I recommend using flashcards, or you can even download Quizlet or other quiz apps where you can make your own online flashcards.
Joey F.
The best way is to set a timer for however long you want to study for each subject. Sit in a quiet place so it is easier to focus. Drink lots of water.
Henry J.
Being ready for it in your mind and your body. You have to have no fear or if you have a fear you have to realise it and you should learn walk with it.
Sl Vka P.
I don't know, I always study last minute. I usually do very well, but unfortunately I don't retain most of the information long term
Baleine O.
Studying little by little since the beginning and not a week before the exam, so then you don’t have the feeling of being rushed, anxious, nervous 🙂
Sophia E.
use seneca flash cards textbooks any ressources for practicing the stuff that could come up in the exam like if it was an essay you should practice writing essays
Daan P.
For me it works really well to discuss the materials for the exam with other exam participants and go through all the examples. When you discuss the materials for the exam like that you go and other time through all the details and then It's top-of-mind
Eri P.
What worked for me was 1. Remove distraction i.e. cell phone when studying 2. Take your own notes from all reading material you have , i.e books, internet, class notes 3. Think that going out with friends can be postponed for after the exam so you will celebrate together ☺️
Dawn Q.
Try to study when you’re cup is full: you aren’t tired, you aren’t hungry, you aren’t restless. Set a timer against your distractions, and visualize what you are studying. For example, if you are studying blood flow through the circulatory system, see all the parts and what they do. Name them. Understand the purpose.