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Need Organization Ideas for your Studies? We Have you Covered! | Exam Preparation

We have all been through it, and we know it is not easy, but studying is something we all have to get through at some point in our lives. The best way to achieve this successfully is by being as organized as possible.


We know that some of you are going to be doing some exams soon, so we thought it is the perfect time to give you a push in the right direction.


So, let’s get started! We have prepared some tips and resources for you!


1. ROUTINE, ROUTINE, ROUTINE!


We cannot express this enough, but routine really will make all the difference when it comes to your studies. Having a schedule that you are likely to follow, and which helps you not having to turn yourself into a revision zombie will help. Setting yourself a realistic timetable and realistic study goals is a great step forward. Stay away from ‘procrastination’ activities as this will not help and refrain from sudden urges to rearrange things on your desk, clean your room, practise playing the guitar, etc. This will not get your revision done! Even if you think it will help you study better, it won’t.


2. PLAN EVERYTHING!


You might think that your brain can store all the things you want to do and that there is no way you could ever forget your tasks. But you will be surprised how helpful planning can be, and how it can help relax your state of mind.

It’s always best to write everything down; this could be homework assignments, test dates, essay topics and even little details. That way, you don't have to remember it, and you can use your notes as a way to double-check what you need to complete.


Planning can also be quite fun! You would be surprised how many new apps and techniques there are available to make this a better experience.


Any.do is the perfect app for this and it allows you to organize your tasks, lists and reminders. Any.do syncs across all your devices making your plan and timetable available to see on whatever device you are currently around. Any.do also has a colour coding option which is proven to help organization. Color-coding your materials is a visual cue that allows you to easily see what belongs together. Placing labels on these items can help your organization by giving everything a designated place. For example, always make Red related to Maths, Blue related to Science and so on!


3. DO NOT STRESS!!


You are not always going to be the top of the class and that is okay. Do not get so stressed out that you compensate other important areas of your life.

You still need to sleep, regardless of how stressed overe an exam you may be. Sleep is so important and trust us, if you do not sleep properly your brain will not function the way you want it to. Do your best to get an average of 8 hours every night to be studying to your optimum level.

Even if you have 100 things to do, do not compromise your health! There is always time for breakfast - so stay organized and plan what you like to eat in advance so that you can start off your study day fueled and ready for the challenge ahead.


4. GIVE YOURSELF TIME!


Starting early is always the best option so that you have plenty of time to prepare, write and evaluate yourself and that you are not rushing last minute to complete the project. When you give yourself adequate time, you will also notice that you will be able to give yourself a break for 10 minutes once every hour.


5. CREATE A SUPPORT SYSTEM


There are so many of you around the world who are in the same situation, and we are sure you underestimate how much you can really help and guide each other. There are often social media groups, online websites with students who are doing the same academic curricular as you and may have different strengths of competencies compared to you and vice versa. We recommend that you take a look at Quizlet. Quizlet allows students to learn course materials by creating their own quizzes, flashcards, diagrams, and even games. They can also search through the more than 250 million study sets on the app or share their own material and notes with their friends, classmates, and other students.

Overall, we hope that these tips gave you some confidence on how you feel towards your organization skills and studies. We wish you all the luck with your journey and believe that with some self-discipline, patience, and hard work you are all capable to achieve everything you wish to.


Do any of you have any organization tips that you would like to share? Or are there any parents who have some words of advice for the students going through this time? We would love to hear from you! Drop us a comment down below.








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