Bethany’s Declassified School Survival Guide
In a university full of stress, insane profs, and gross residence cafeteria food, Bethany Kiradziev (that’s me), and my friends try to do the impossible, create a guide that will help you survive exams. During my first week of university each one of my profs explained how in order for us to do well in the course we would need to study a lot harder compared to high school. I soon became frustrated as I knew that I would have to up my studying game, but was never given the information how to. So I have composed a guide that will help students improve their studying, and survive any test that comes their way.
Tip # 1: Time to Get Sticky
One study method that is extremely helpful is to post sticky notes containing information that you could be tested on all around your room, and I mean everywhere! Be sure to include harder concepts, possible test questions or formulas. This method is great because you are absorbing information while composing your sticky notes. Also, posting sticky notes everywhere forces you to read them even while doing simple things like looking in the mirror. Using your Daily Routine
Bonus tip: Post some sticky notes containing motivational quotes/self love to give you extra encouragement.
Tip # 2 : Game Time
School requires a lot of work and studying, however constantly studying on your own can feel isolating and may be difficult to focus. One way to make studying more interesting and social, is to make a game out of it. Creating a trivia game to play with your peers gets everyone studying for the upcoming test in an engaging way. Studying in a group allows for an amazing support system, and exposure to others’ ideas and knowledge.
How to form a study group
Tip # 3: Test Run
It’s time to become your prof! A great way to prepare for your test is to create a practice test of your own. When preparing the test be sure to include all types of questions such as multiple choice, short answer, and fill in the blank. When taking your mock test be sure to not look at any notes and set a time limit, you want to mimic an actual test scenario. Practice Questions for any test
Tip # 4: Don’t Stress And Do Your Best
Tests are always stressful, however it’s important to make sure you are making time to take care of yourself. It’s not always great to cram up until the last second, so be sure to take a break before your test to destress. Consider participating in some physical activity, it improves energy levels, cognitive function, and relieves stress. If you’re not particularly feeling exercise any low-key activity will do, such as baking or painting.