Preparing for Exams




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It’s easier for your mind to focus on studying and preparing for exams when you take care of your mental and physical health. Here are a few tips for better health, better focus, and better grades:

  1. Try a mini-meditation to reduce stress and improve focus. Breathe in deeply, count to five, and exhale slowly. Watch your lower abdomen expand and deflate. Repeat five times. Learn more about how to proactively manage stress.
  2. Know when to stop Although some students may stay up until 4 a.m. studying, it’s not a healthy habit. Your mind is more efficient when you get enough quality sleep, so make sure to schedule enough time for rest.
  3. Don’t try to be perfect. Help get the better of anxiety by not trying to be perfect. Remember, your best is something to be proud of.
  4. Reach out for help. If you feel you need assistance with your mental or physical health, talk to a counsellor or visit a doctor.
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One response to “Preparing for Exams”

  1. Paul Quirk

    Telling students “don’t cram” is irresponsible. If it’s the night before an exam and you haven’t studied much, you have to cram.

    This should say, “study early so you won’t have to cram.”

    Paul Quirk
    Professor of Political Science

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