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Getting high marks in exams for lazy students!
Pretty sure you’re gonna tell me: Woohoo ! You wait, what do you mean?
Well, my dearies,
If you’re like me, you study the week before exams or the night before ( which what I always do ), then these tips are for you!
I’ve come up with the best ways to get high marks in exams even if you’re not prepared before or you were too lazy to study in advance. But still, you want to get a high grade in the exams
I have exams by the 1st of April, which is freaking stressing me over.
We all know because of the pandemic we’re in
Some of you are still studying from home, some get back to university or college
For me, I’m between. 2 weeks in University and a month at home
That had 2 sides: Work more freely and develop my blog or focus on my studies and do my work after I finish ( which will take place in late June )
Well! I did the first one and dumped the 2nd
So, I had to figure it out without feeling drained as I have to get high marks so I’ll be in good grade
If you’re like me being lazy this will do wonders for you. But, these tips do work for anyone who wants to get A+ in the exams
Here are my best 6 things that will help you get high marks in the exams:
1. Get a clue about the module from people who already took the class
Usually, before starting the semester, I make sure to have all the lectures from students who already took the class. That was quite easy as we all have been studying online for the past year.
You can ask them to send them to you via email as most of us are studying online.
It’s helpful to know exactly what you’re going to deal with in courses or exams because teachers don’t change exam questions that often. For me, they just make a simple change, that’s all
Thus, you’ll have an idea about the program you’ll gonna go through and what the exam questions will look like. This tip is amazing if you want to get high marks in exams
2.Summaries my Matte!!
As linguistic students, each module comes will 4 documents and 40 minimum in each. That’s hell for me tbh, especially I have 14 modules to deal with.
My best friend in exams is summaries.
Having lectures in advance helps me deal with them at the very start. I study it, summarize it, print and boom! Done
Some teachers tend to send all lectures at the start so you can go through them when you’re free and study them later
3. Study in Groups
Okay! I’ve just started to do this the past year as I cannot study with others! Love to be on my own.
But, I’ve found it quite helpful before exams and here is why :
You’re on your own, with no office hours where you’ll ask your teachers an explanation about specific things
Ouh! Emailing them? That will take 22 years to get a respond
I do meet with 2 of my classmates, we tend to study together and that was helpful
Don’t study in large groups ( 3 or 4 is enough ) because it will not be effective and you’ll be out of the line
4. Make a Study Plan
Studying without a plan is like eating noodles with hands ( Don’t ask me about this example, Idk where the heck I get it )
Make a plan of modules you’re gonna deal with each day the week before exams
I’d recommend dealing with the longest or hardest to digest modules at the start.
Beginning with Linguistics ( which is the hardest and longest for me ). Start with the difficult ones to the easiest because hard-to-understand modules take more time.
Also, write down what modules you’re going to deal with and how much time you set for any. I made this Exam Study sheet to keep me on track and make sure I’ve dealt with everything.
5.Be Organized and Stress-Free
Who’s talking ahaha . I’m the kind of person who works only under stress and pressure. If there are one of the latter, then I mostly won’t do anything.
However, Organization is key. Try to manage everything. Like what are the modules you’re going to deal with every day. I don’t recommend dealing with more than two; you’ll kind of get overwhelmed
6. Study Early :
Did you know when you study in the early morning is more effective than studying late in the day?
You’ll be surprised how productive you’ll be if you ever haven’t tried it yet
I recommend starting with modules that are a bit difficult and long in the early morning ( start at 5 or 6 am if anyone suits you the best ).
I usually study Linguistics and Corpus ( Applied Linguistic Modules ) as I need to be more concentrated and energetic and less productive in the afternoon.
Make it Fun :
Don’t make it as you are obliged to study to pass or you have to get a high grade to get a scholarship.
I love using colors as it keeps me concentrated and remembers the technical words easily. Also, writing notes for myself! ahaha That’s the best thing.
I enjoy leaving motivating quotes for myself. Really keep my mood high
Try it out and let me know
Now, it’s your turn my matte to share with me your best tips to get high marks in the exams
What’s the best trick you think works like magic for you?
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