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how to prepare for a test

ThrakkThrakk Athens, GAPosts: 1,226Member
I know this topic sounds boring but I have a big test tomorrow and I havent started studying for it. Im going to start in 45 minutes after some tv watching.



My biggest problem is not the studying so much but after a night with little sleep I get to the test and my mind starts to panic and I have a hard time concentrating really hard. How do you prevent this? Is there good brain food?

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  • 8299482994 alex, OHPosts: 99Member
    this advice may sound completely useless but i find it best simply not to study at all may be that the contents of the test just come naturally to me but i ace it or get a b never once have i failed a test or even got lower than a c on one nor have i ever once studied
  • NasicaNasica Gold CoastPosts: 1,940Member
    Originally posted by Thrakk

    I know this topic sounds boring but I have a big test tomorrow and I havent started studying for it. Im going to start in 45 minutes after some tv watching.



    My biggest problem is not the studying so much but after a night with little sleep I get to the test and my mind starts to panic and I have a hard time concentrating really hard. How do you prevent this? Is there good brain food?
    If you test is tomorrow and you havent started studying yet, the chances of you retaining any information that may be useful to the test is VERY slim.

    It reminds me when my lecturer saw me frantically studying at the door to the exam room, he walked past and calmly said "Too late", how very true that was.

    My advice, is start studying about 2 weeks before the exam, and just watch tele the night before. If you dont force it all onto yourself in the last minute and just relax the night before, the exam day is never stressful.

    I spend the time before perusal doing little meditation and breathing techniques (a nice easy one is to breath in for 10seconds, hold for 10 seconds then breathe out for 8 seconds, repeat that about 5-10 times but do it all with your eyes closed, it is important that you dont look at the exam during this time.

    Also, buy a Mars Bar, and scoff it down just as your walking in to your exam hall, this should give you a big sugar burst of energy until the exam is over atleast.



    But the most important thing is to study, study, study.



    Failing to prepare is preparing to fail.
  • ThrakkThrakk Athens, GAPosts: 1,226Member
    that would work if I knew the material. I think I will just spend a long time writing notes while quick-reading the material.  oh well. this topic sucks. later
  • MadAceMadAce AntwerpPosts: 2,461Member
    Originally posted by 82994

    this advice may sound completely useless but i find it best simply not to study at all may be that the contents of the test just come naturally to me but i ace it or get a b never once have i failed a test or even got lower than a c on one nor have i ever once studied
    Originally posted by 82994

    this advice may sound completely useless but i find it best simply not to study at all may be that the contents of the test just come naturally to me but i ace it or get a b never once have i failed a test or even got lower than a c on one nor have i ever once studied
    Yet your spelling suggests otherwise.









    Anyayws. Get a good nights rest. Relax. Your life won't end if you fail the test. The less you care the less you worry. Don't drink coffee. Eat well, but nothing too sugary or nothing with too much fat.



    The studying itself depends on the subject. Just read the contents and in stead of trying to memorize stuff, try to understand it. Think while you study. If you have to memorize things use connections.



    BTW, you learn easier when you wake up early and study then. Your mind is less cluttered. So in stead of studying consider going to bed early and wake up early to study then.
  • paulscottpaulscott WI rapids, WIPosts: 5,613Member
    sleep is very very important.

    I find it amazing that by 2020 first world countries will be competing to get immigrants.

  • 8299482994 alex, OHPosts: 99Member
    screw sleep eat BACON! the meat is the best brain food .. but i get depressed if i dont get sleep so sleep
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