Only 3 days left for your exam? Oh damn…you are in deep water. What probably runs in your mind now is I have the 1-year portion to cover in 3 days. How can I learn that I benefit the maximum?
With all these questions brewing up with the time limit can make your mind explode.
It’s alright, take a few deep breaths and let’s solve your problem.
Firstly, with just 3 days in hand, we tend to feel guilty. If I hadn’t spent so much time chilling if I hadn’t joined those classes if I hadn’t gone to a mall yesterday, and so on. Stop your brain right there! What’s done is done. Learn from your mistakes and move on. This is no time to think about the past and feel sorry for yourself.
Start sorting out your study material. Divide the whole material into 2-3 parts depending on difficulty level.
On your first day, learn the difficult parts of your material as they would need more time. Now, many of us might think of finishing the easy portions first as it will be faster and easier. But we need to consider the fact that when we begin studying, we will be refreshed and ready. The same won’t remain at the end of 3 days. In fact, we will be tired of continuous studying on the third day. So spend more energy on your tough topics and then the easy ones will be a cakewalk.
Each and every one of us has our own techniques for studying which is most effective for us. Follow that and make sure you are thorough with the topic you are studying, thorough enough that you don’t need to revise through it again. Make sure you understand whatever you are studying. Make up your own imagination and pictorial representations of the text to help you out.
Whenever you are bored of studying continuously, take a break every 2-3 hours of studying. I know studying a lot of material can be frustrating and annoying. Its a herculean task trying to maintain your patience as you see the chapter continuing page after page when all you are looking for is ‘THE END’.Hence, try not to lose your composure and carry on studying.
For all the sweet tooths out there, treat yourself with a piece of chocolate or cake once you are done with a chapter. Keep small rewards at the end of each chapter so that you feel a sense of motivation and happiness on completing an entire chapter.
Lastly, keep this always in mind. Don’t let failure get the best out of you. There’s a saying by Thomas Alva Edison that has always been one of my favourites when he finally found how to make a bulb after repeated fail attempts, he said “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”Keep the positive attitude towards all your activities in life.