The night before exam??

lOl - So true
South Korea
March 3, 2011 4:25am CST
I usually tend to cram the night before my exam. I literally try to finish the whole book in a single night. I can't do it then it makes me mad. I go online and look up tips to study and memorize things. But before i know it i'll already be using facebook and whatever and there goes my night. This is pretty much what usually happens to me the night before exams. What do you do??
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44 responses
• Philippines
4 Mar 11
I don't study much but I get good grades with one exceptional subject lol try listening in class more than study cuz cramming tends to stress your brain out when it should be helping you to study more effectively. Using the internet is another excuse to go facebook I've been there once and never got off it :P xDDD Good luck!!! XDD
• South Korea
5 Mar 11
Wow you must be brilliant then. I never fail but get bad grades but there are some exceptional subject where i do really good lol. I know internet is so addictive. Thanks for the response. A good weekend to you..
• Philippines
6 Mar 11
Maybe :) I got a friend who studies seriously like crazy rereading and noting down note after note and by exam time she doesn't study the girl gets above average grades than me lol I stick to average cuz I don't really like studying for subjects I have no interest in...especially where mathematics is involve T_T
• South Korea
6 Mar 11
I actually do pretty good in mathematics but science is the subject i'm bad at, really bad. I hated science and still do
@Unah08 (671)
• Philippines
3 Mar 11
Don't worry, you're not alone. I used to do the same as well, I crammed most of the time because it suits me. My brain only works excellently when I'm pressured thus I cram every time not only in my exams, but almost all of my school work. But now since I'm taking a very much demanding and toxic course(I'm taking up Nursing), cramming is not enough and when you rely on such method you would definitely fail the course and so I changed my ways. I still cram once in a while but I see to it that when it comes to major exams I study days before or I give myself a week for my review and slowly study chapters after chapters. Base on your situation you only need to take DISCIPLINE on a higher level. And aside from that you also need to know how to manage and maximize your time wisely. If you perfect the very essence of this two entities then you can now focus on study and memorizing tips. With all of these ideas combined you will surely Ace that exam of yours.
@Unah08 (671)
• Philippines
3 Mar 11
In addition regarding memorizing tips, if your having a difficulty in this area, it is much easier to analyze and understand your lesson than to memorize them. The problem in memorizing is that you have a higher tendency of forgetting what you have memorize but if you analyze whatever your lesson is and try to understand each concept then you have a higher chances of getting the right answer to whatever question thrown at you in your examination.
• South Korea
4 Mar 11
Hey thanks for the response. I know I should be revising it sometimes before my exams starts and from now on i'm totally doing that. Coz next year I'm planning to go to university and i know things wont be easy as they are now. I will try and work hard on it. Thanks and have a good day..
@Unah08 (671)
• Philippines
4 Mar 11
Yeah you should start practicing and getting used to having a good study habits as early as now, you'll need a lot of it when you enter the university of your choice. So good luck with that I know if you just put your mind, heart and soul into it, it will not be impossible.
@sais06 (1288)
• Philippines
3 Mar 11
Hello thatgirl! I don't go to school anymore as I'm already working but just want to share my experience here. I might be fortunate enough to have not experienced cramming during the night before exam. I don't actually memorize because I easily forgot them also, but what I did is I try as much as possible to become familiar with the topic. Things are easily registered in our mind if we become familiar with it and that gives us better understanding. So during the night before exam I just browse a little at my notes to double check if I have understood it correctly. You may try to consult your instructor after your class to give you clarifications and better understanding towards the subject.
• South Korea
4 Mar 11
Hey there, it must be great to not stress over exams right?? lol i can't wait to finish my studies and grab a decent job =D Anyway thanks for the tips, i seriously need them coz i have exams a month from today =(
@sais06 (1288)
• Philippines
4 Mar 11
That's one motivated student I see in you. Yes it's great to not stress during exam as this will increase your focus and confidence in answering them. I've found that it's difficult to think clearly and remember what you've just reviewed when your stressed. Things gets mixed up in our mind when we cram thus making us confused. So you can already start as early as today familiarizing with the topics so that you don't have to cram during the night before your exam. Good luck to your upcoming exams.
• South Korea
5 Mar 11
Thanks a lot
@henrikm (60)
• Denmark
6 Mar 11
There is a general exam rule, that I always follow. And it is to not do anything study-related the whole day before your exam. You cannot learn something new this day anyway, so it's better to relax and get it all at a little distance. Go to a hockey game with some friends instead, or a concert, or whatever you like to do, that can take your mind of things. And don't worry, this wont mean that you forget everything important that your exam is about :) More likely the opposite
• South Korea
6 Mar 11
Hey thanks for the advise. I've never done things this way and don't know if i'll be able to do it lol. Might give it a try in the future though Thanks..
• Denmark
6 Mar 11
No problem :)
• United States
3 Mar 11
Glance over my notes... and go to bed. lol Honestly, studying and reading your textbook should be something that you're doing all the time. Cramming all night is just going to burn you out. What you need to do is looking over your textbook, notes, or whatever else you need to look out a little bit every night before bed and then a little bit in the morning. (Sleeping actually HELPS with studying, so don't forgo it to memorize facts you're going to forget your first yawn during the test.) When the night before the test comes you'll know everything so well you won't need to cram at all. You should still stay off facebook though. It's a huge waste of time.
• South Korea
5 Mar 11
i know:( i get too nervous the night before exams and the first thing that comes to my mind is cramming. I know it's bad gotta get rid of this habit of mine. Anyway thanks for the response and the advises. Have a great weekend.
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• United States
5 Mar 11
You have a good weekend too. And no more forgoing sleep to cram! lol
@ynahh1 (454)
7 Jun 11
Some of the students better in answering the question when they review in just a short period of time.Others are not.I think it depends on the student disposition.In your case I saw it hard for you to review your lesson in the day before the exam..He\heheh.Its kinda funny...hope next time you will review ahead of time.
• South Korea
7 Jun 11
Hehe thanks. I have started revising way before my exams these days. Still, I have this huge exams this summer and I'll be so done with school hehehehhe anyway thanks for the response. Have a wonderful day!!
@rmnrmn (583)
• India
8 Apr 11
Literally saying, I only concentrate on study before the day of the exam. Its not good as good preparation cannot possible by this short time but its the mistake I repeat every time.
• South Korea
9 Apr 11
I know right. I reckon I'll be having a hard time in university because of this habit of mine :/
@Janexiao (173)
• China
29 Mar 11
Haha, for me, if the exam is difficult, i often take a week to review, if it's easy for me, two or three days is ok. So before the exam, i do nothing but sleep.
• South Korea
29 Mar 11
Yeah I know getting to rest during exams feel good so I have started my exam revisions coz my exams are knocking on the door LOL anywya thanks for the share. happy mylotting.
@megamatt (14333)
• United States
6 Mar 11
That is a really bad thing to do to say the very least. I don't cram the night before I take an exam. In fact, I don't even study the night before the exam. In fact, if I can help it, I might not even study up until four or five days before the exam. I hate the traditional, torture your brain, study methods, because they don't work as well as I like and they are going to just cause me a lot of stress and agony. So yeah I take notes and that way, I get the information into my brain bit by bit. If need be, I look things over, but that is not a high priority thing to be sure. Still, it is very easy to get distracted studying the traditional way. Especially being near the Internet, because there are just so many things that can make fools out of the most focused of us.
• South Korea
7 Mar 11
I knowwww Well anyway i'm trying to change that habit of mine. I've got an exam next month, AGAINN I am trying to do an early revision. Started it today, didn't go so good but anyway I'm trying.. Thanks for the response. A good day to you..
@zhouxi (1756)
• China
6 Mar 11
I usually go to bed early.I don't like to feel that I have manynthings cann't remember.
• South Korea
7 Mar 11
Actually that is quite healthy than what I'm doing. Thanks for the response =)
@mjweed21 (693)
• Philippines
6 Mar 11
I think it's the most common attitude of a student. I usually cram when examination is fast approaching not until my mom told me to study a week prior to the examination days so to give yourself a break at least one day.
• South Korea
6 Mar 11
In all my years I've found cramming to be a bad idea. still i keep doing it i have to stop it lol..
@gtdonna (1740)
5 Mar 11
I eat, get in my bed early and tell myself thta no matter what i will do my best. I have learned from experience that cramming the night before is of little help because there is only so much that the brain can store and cramming means that little to none informaiton gets processed. So I try to study days before the exams, taking mock exams questions and store vital information and it always helps ot be relaxed during an exams.
• South Korea
5 Mar 11
Thanks for the advise. I'll make a habit of early revision from now on. Thanks for the response. Have a good weekend.
@raj7shot (843)
• India
5 Mar 11
I used to study before the day exam starts not due to lazy i used to go to help my father in work in my shop. I will not read full book, instead i will try to understand the concept and i will write it in my own in the exams...
• South Korea
5 Mar 11
That is a good thing to do. I know i should stop this habit of cramming too. And it's so nice of you to help your father with work. Have a good weekend..
@tkonlinevn (5784)
• Vietnam
5 Mar 11
I'm not the same you. I don't cram. I studied before. So I only read over them. I also try to sleep early and getting up early in the morning tomorrow. I feel better with this way.
• South Korea
5 Mar 11
That is really a good habit. I am trying to develop a habit of early revision too. Thanks for responding..
@Myshare (14)
• New Zealand
5 Mar 11
It's plain simple. Just spread out your study times and don't make them too long at one time. Memorize the main bits. Also, keep your mind on the exams, not Facebook. :P I'd recommend you get a good night sleep as this allows you to have more focus and concentration on your exams. Have breakfast on the day of your exams, don't just have nothing and hurry off to school. Try to have even something small. You will get energy from breakfast needed for the day. Don't worry, be calm I guess(even if you've been on Facebook for the whole night and haven't studied :P). Try your best in the exams.
• South Korea
5 Mar 11
Thanks for the advise =) I know this facebook thing is ruining my life lol i must try hard and avoid the internet during exams. Thanks for the response. Have a great weekend..
@mythociate (13822)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
4 Mar 11
Whenever I'm studying something, my brain builds that thing up in my mind---relating whatever to it all the time. I just go through my day doing whatever my mind tells my brain it needs me to do. Studying then usually happens whenever it needs to.
• South Korea
5 Mar 11
That's good. You must have no problems remembering things then. Thanks for the response. Have a good weekend..
@daeckardt (6245)
• United States
4 Mar 11
I try to keep up with the reading throughout the term. It is better to try to see how what you are studying applies to your life than to just try to memorize a bunch of isolated facts. I'm not sure what kind of test you are studying for, but there are things that I try to do for any test. First, I don't try to do it all in one night. If you had been reading each day, you could review a lot faster than if you didn't. If there is something you don't understand when reading, try to find out what it means. That might mean asking (so that is why you should read early) or just looking up words if you don't know what they mean. Anything you had a question on, you could write down in a notebook or word document. If you need to go on the internet to get an answer to the question you had, then do it. Write the answer you found in the same place you wrote the question. Use your own words. If you just copy information you will not really understand it. When you understand something well, you would be able to explain it to someone else, either verbally or in writing. It takes a lot of work to be able to do this, but in the long run it will pay off. Give it a try and see what happens! Good luck!
• South Korea
5 Mar 11
Hey thanks for the response and the advises. I know it's wiser to follow the advises given here than cramming. I will make a habit of early revision like most of mylotters have advised me. Thanks a lot. A good weekend to you..
@PRIYANK1992 (1678)
• India
4 Mar 11
I usually enjoy on the night before the exam, I used to see movies and play games so I can release my Pressure. and just relax and cool.
• South Korea
5 Mar 11
That's cool. Thanks for the response.
@aeiou78 (3457)
• Malaysia
4 Mar 11
A night before the exam, I should just revise whatever I studied earlier. After the revision, I should sleep early and prepare myself for the tomorrow. If I start rushing to squeeze more new things into my mind during the night before the day my examination, I might have more tension to my mind. I just worry my performance during the next day examination will be dropped.
• South Korea
5 Mar 11
Well that's a nice thing you're doing. It must be good having a relaxed mind before exams. I'm planning on doing an early revision from now on too.
• Philippines
4 Mar 11
During my licensure exam for teachers I really find time to read even if I really am fatigued by work. And a night before the exam I was still going through my notes and handouts trying to absorb everything in one night. The day of the exam I was extremely sleepy and was disturbed by a seatmate who kept on munching on a banana. :) I passed the exam the first take. But the best advice is, to keep a relaxed mind and unwind a week before the exam to feel refreshed.
• South Korea
5 Mar 11
Wow that's so cool you got your teacher's licence in the first try =) Thanks for the advice too. I'm planning on doing an early revision from now on. Have a good weekend..