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Taking a break in prep time

  • 15 July 2019
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What is the best way of taking a break when studying for exams and you feel exhausted yet you have not yet covered the syllabus?
Thank you!

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Hello @Blandine ,

I'll give you some suggestions:

1- Read carefully the contents of the material 2-3 times in the early morning hours, then re-read them one time every 2 hours.

2- Summarize the contents just in "1 page" and review it several hours before the exam.

3- don't review the material before the exam immediately.

4- don't study for more than 50 minutes continuously.

5- Put a time schedule for studying.

6- Manage your sleeping hours.
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Tank you so much! This is very helpful. @Mo Rebaie
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You are welcome! Good luck!
@Blandine , another suggestion that usually worked for me was to first record the information.By speaking it aloud it helped me to learn it. Then I would use the recording to keep going over the information. I would lie down, relax, and listen...I would take a bath, relax and listen, I would go for a run or jog or do housework and listen. By removing the staring at information you need to learn, you avoid that headache and yet you are continuously learning the information. Best of success to you!
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@Judith thank you so much, I will make sure I try it.

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