Christmas Studying Tips to Prepare for Exams in January
Are you among those who have to study during the Christmas season in order to do well in your January exams? During the Christmas holiday, studying can be the last thing on your mind. There’s just too much socializing, partying and shopping to do. But because you still want good grades the coming month, you have to set aside time to revise. We’ll share with you a few practical revision tips.
Get a little bit done every day
Are you a morning person? Then wake up very early every day and study before anyone else is up. If you prefer studying during the night then wait for everyone to go to bed then do some revision while everyone else is asleep. This gives you ample time to spend with your family during the day and still catch up with your studies.
Set aside a few study days
The other alternative is to spend say, 3 days on your studies and cover as much as you can then the remaining days of the month can be dedicated to spending time with your family. Though you will have to sacrifice going a few days without enjoying the holidays with your family, if you spend that time wisely then you won’t have to think about books every day. This is especially practical if you have coursework or an essay that you need to finish up. You’ll also need to do some revision a few weeks before the exams to refresh your memory.
Stay behind in college
The other option is to stay a little longer in school when everyone else heads home for the holidays. These few extra days can help you finish up on essays or coursework especially if you know it’s going to be pretty hard to study at home. There are likely to be too many distractions at home and finishing up the studying at school means you don’t have to carry too many books home.
Prioritize on events
You don’t have to attend every event that comes up. Write down in your diary what holiday events are important to you and which ones you can skip and spare the time to do some studies. Prioritize on family events because Christmas is the time to share with your loved ones.
Being organized saves you a lot of time in the long run. You don’t have to spend so much time trying to figure out where your notes are or what to start with. Make the information more accessible and studying will be much easier during the holidays.
Engage your brain
The best way to keep your brain active is to avoid doing a single activity for too long. Your brain gets tired and bored so you are likely to feel tired and stop revising. Swap different topics and subjects when you have allocated a few hours to study. You can play some brain training games online during your breaks to help you increase concentration and get right back on track.
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