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panic alone! You may find having a “study buddy” is helpful. This is not
necessarily your best friend in your class. Unless you study with someone who
has a good work ethic and who can study for the same amount of time as you,
that could do more harm than good. The time you allocate to working together
can easily degenerate into a gossip or worse still, a “let’s have another class
of wine!” session. Having a study buddy session can however be very useful when
you come to looking at exam questions as you may each see different things in
the questions and may be able to share some exam answering techniques.
you should avoid is the everybody-round-the-table-with-their-books session.
This will almost inevitably turn into a social event or lead to a bravado
commitment to an “all-nighter”. All-nighters are a bad thing; when you start
work again the next day you will not have had the opportunity to relax and
process information and you will be too tired and probably demoralised to
engage in productive study.
Your brain can be a bully – but it’s a bully with
no substance behind it. If you assert yourself and say ‘Oh yes I can!’ or ‘Get
out of my way, brain!’, you can overcome the self-doubt and low confidence that
plague most people at some point.
Tell yourself ‘I’m smart, I’m capable, and I’m
going to show me what I can do.’ You may be surprised how much better you do
than when you listen to your inner bully.
just rely on your books and notes. If you have a question as you study, ask
your teacher, parent, or tutor. You’ll feel more confident knowing you got the
answer to your question from the most reliable source.
forget to ask your teacher what materials will be covered. For example, ask if
the exam will be based on homework, reading assignments, and/or on class
- If you
are having trouble understanding a topic, you can also ask a librarian to help
you find other resources that you can use for clarification.