In this article, we will outline some top suggestions for getting organized for exams and study preparations.
- Study plans, often students finding creating and following a timetable difficult especially with busy lifestyles. Therefore a great approach, is to look for a small pocket of time, ideally 15 mins and what subject or chapter can be covered in that timeframe. Often reviewing then towards the end of the week and evaluating where the student as it with each subject.
- Exam timetables, understanding timetables can often be challenging, especially if there are lots of breaks between the exams. It is important for the student to be very familiar with the times and days for each exam. Ideally printing out a few copies of the timetable, one for home, locker and maybe in a school journal.
- Exam accommodations, these can vary from, reader to spelling and grammar waivers, scribes, separate centres, assistive technology use and so on. Therefore it is important to determine what specific support the students can directly benefit from and how that can be supported by the department of education. Often its best to liaise with the educational psychologist and the school/ college around this topic.
- Night before, very important to just revise existing material and not to introduce new material. Revising material that has already been studied allow the student to feel more confident in their abilities. A wellness routine is very important, water intake, not consuming any new foods and early sleep routine. Some unwind activities might be useful such as mindful colouring or yoga.
- Morning of the exam, to conserve as much energy as possible is the goal for this morning routine!
- Straight after the exam, trying to forget about the content written or the questions asked as nothing can be changed about the exam now!
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