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Study tips for doing well in your exams

SpunOutter Aoibhin gives her tips on preparing for your exams.

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Are you prepared for your big exam? The Leaving Cert is just around the corner, and with just a few weeks to go the stress and panic will be setting in. However, with a few simple steps you can feel more prepared for your big exam.

Set realistic goals
Remember to set realistic goals. There is no point aiming for an A1 in higher level maths if you have failed all your tests this year.

Group study can be helpful
Studying with a study buddy can be helpful especially if you need some help with a topic..

Break it down
Make a study plan. It's not too late to start studying but make sure you don't study in one big block. Break it down as your brain can only process so much information at one time.

Ask questions
If you are unsure of something ask your teachers. Now's the chance and no one will laugh at you for asking a question. The chances are that there is at least one other student is wondering the same thing and it's the teachers job to give you that information.

Get enough sleep
Don't do all nighters, You need your sleep you should be aiming for at least 8 hours a night.

Eat healthy
Make sure you eat a balanced diet as it will give you a lot more energy.

Don't forget to relax
Have some 'me' time every so often. Sit back and relax for a couple of hours or hang out with your friends as it's important to relieve some of that stress.

And most of all good luck!

Check out SpunOut's video below for more study tips.


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Published May 7th, 2013
Last updated October 22nd, 2015
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