How do you used to study for exams?

India
August 1, 2009 2:22am CST
In expereince i used study near exams may be day before the exam day, i used follow that method beacause i only get mood in study on that particular day, it was hard to manage to durning study day before the exam i still managed do it beacause i will get only concerated on studies only that period of time,i continued it because i was able to score good marks durning my exams..Guys how do you study for exams? i would like you share your expereince on study druning exam here on mylot... happy mylotting...
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• India
2 Aug 09
usually i m understanding the concepts when the teacher was teaching in the class room . if i have any doubt means that day itself i ask my teacher . so i have ability to wtitten the exams without studies the day before .
@rlaknar (616)
• India
2 Aug 09
Usually I understand the concept before start studying. It takes about the whole duration of the classes. At the time of exams I study deeply so the concepts that I felt hard to understand will be more easy and it will be a refreshing scheme. Studying is not the one that is for the exam purposes only.So I study to look for the concepts and I try to understand.Good luck.
• Malaysia
2 Aug 09
Hi...Well its a normal attitude found in all student. I used to study late night. I usually sleep when I am back from classes and then would wake up early in the evening about 9pm-10pm. I would then take my bath, meal then would just do a little bit of revision all night long and would go to bed back late night at about 3am or latest by 4am. Its a good way as we would not be disturbed. Everyone will be sleeping and the surrounding would be pindrop silent. It was a wonderful memory.
@lazeebee (5468)
• Malaysia
2 Aug 09
During my high school & college days, I used to draw up time-tables (schedules) for studying. There were about 7-8 papers/subjects to cram up on; so I would take all the books, count the number of pages and decide on how much to study per day. With that, I could estimate when I should start prep for the exams. Of course, it was ideal, however I often got lazy and ended up cramming like mad, a week before the exams.
@phobeea (52)
• Indonesia
2 Aug 09
prepared the exam material few days before exam, and concentrated studying one day before exam. And not less important is to have enough sleep before the exam. Studied until late at night was not effective and didn't help if I was sleepy in the exam day.
• China
2 Aug 09
i usually study for exams a week ahead. Winthin one week ,i study all the important notes of the lessons ,try to remember all of them ,sometimes ,it's not possible.But i study the exam as much as i can. In the night before exam ,i won't look at the books ,won't try to remember anything .I think for one week's study,maybe i have learned enough for the exam ,at that night ,just relax.keep a better condition for tomorrow's exam.
• China
2 Aug 09
I always do the same prepare of the exam as you. If there are too many exams I will give up one or two unimportant exams.
• Malaysia
1 Aug 09
During my high school time, i used to be quite lazy and cant even spend more than an hour studying and it was never a good ending or results for me.I always study a day before exam and it is not working well.However now in college, i just apply a new technique to it, to listen attentively in class when lectures are being held,40% will get into your brains, then when i am back home, I just glance through,speed reading, making the understanding level of 70% and occasionally will just read through as well. The near exam just read.
@jenskye03 (354)
• Philippines
1 Aug 09
I usually review my lessons the day before our examination because in that way I can remember all the things we have taken up. I tried reviewing days earlier before the exam but its not effective for me because I can't concentrate and I'm really not that yet eager to review. Sometimes I prefer to review early morning. I sleep early then I wake up three in the morning then start studying, in that way I can easily recall what I have reviewed.
@lheng18 (93)
• Philippines
1 Aug 09
since i was a nurse i probably used acronyms for reviewing.. its easy for me to understand and memorize.
• Jamaica
1 Aug 09
i basically revise my notes everyday so, when it comes to studying for an exam its not that hard because, I have been reading and preparing marjority of the the time. I also find myself waking up around 3 am in the morning and just reading that is around a week or so before my exams. Everybody has there methods but, its all about praticing and reading over.
@alesippi (62)
• Finland
1 Aug 09
If I organize my reading well, i start reading a week before test. I study every chapter one by one and a little amount at a time. I read them a couple of times. Two or 3 days before exams, I read the whole thing from beginning to the end, depending of the amount of reading it takes 1 or 2 days. I collect important information from all the chaps one by one to a notepad or just write into paper as mindmap or lines. It depends on style of that chapter which one I prefer. This is if I have time, so very seldomly. I really suck at history and I read to that exam like this way and got 9½ (in finland we have grades from 4 to 10) and the exam was really hard one. Good planning means good results. Hope this helps to make your readings easier, I suggest to try this.
@grace118224 (1040)
• China
1 Aug 09
i used to work very hard for my exams . i never only studied just near exam which will make me neverous. i studied hard every day and of course i got a pretty scores. but i don't know why i am not feeling happy when i talked this out. i'm a little doubtful what i've learned is helpful or not . Well anyway that makes me to write in English here now.
• India
1 Aug 09
I don`t believe in studying hard for the syllabus. So, i study moderately whole of the semester and that eliminates the need for studying hard at exam times. That gives me reasonable marks, if not very good. but, i am pleased with this uniform style of studying and that gives me time and the subject variation i require for my research work. Happy Mylotting!!
• Philippines
1 Aug 09
I usually cram and study a day before the exam. It's more effective if i make it this way. Sometimes it's also effective to study by mid morning so that my mind is alert and all of my siblings are asleep. It's really an opportunity for me here.
@sarafii74 (106)
• Australia
1 Aug 09
hello, sathish~~I used to study like you when I was in Uni. But after that, I found it was not a good way to study cuz it's easy come and easy go. I always get high marks when I study like that, but when teachers asked what did I learn after several days, I can not say a word!!!! That's embarrassing!! So, for the best to myself, I need to study systematically. Have a nice day!
@radx682 (327)
• India
1 Aug 09
I am a studious person and exams though create tension in my mind...I always end up doing exams extremely well...I am scared till the results are announced...and I feel on top of the world after I get my results. But I do a lot of hard work..I keep studying all the time (only few days before exam)...I never memorize...I understand the subject well...may be thats the mantra for my good results :-)
• India
1 Aug 09
i follow same pattern as u man. Don't study anything until the last minute in which I gobble up the whole thing and dump it in the paper!!
@meapas (2434)
• India
1 Aug 09
During my days, I use to pay full attention in the class and start clearing the doubts of my fellow studens. By helping my classmates with their studies, I become fully ready for any spot exams, that way exams never use to scare me. I was the unofficial teacher of my class.
@stephcjh (32328)
• United States
1 Aug 09
I always studied for exams a couple of days ahead of time. I would study before going to sleep and do it again when I first got up. I would also go back over it in my free time in school before I had to take the test in that class.