Exams are stressful, there’s no doubt about that. But getting organised and prepared for your exam is a great way to avoid those horrible feelings of dread. We all want to walk into our exam and be prepared for what is ahead and that may seem impossible to some. But the stress we might feel before our exam is only created by ourselves and we are the ones who can stop those stressful feelings. This blog is here to give you some top tips on how to get yourself organised for exam week at your university.
1. Having a clean space to study
Having a clean space to study is very motivating to me when it comes to beginning my revision. Personally, I cannot concentrate when my room or work space is messy. I have noticed that having an untidy space is reflected in my mood, I can feel lazy and down. Once the area is tidy I feel uplifted and motivated to begin my studying and better myself for my exams. Taking time to clean up the area is a great break from your revision (but not if you’re doing it to procrastinate).
2. Having a good planner
Knowing the dates for your exams is vital to being an organised student. Buying a physical planner (calendar view is my favourite) that you keep on your desk or in your bag will help with tracking your deadlines. What has helped me is also having the dates stored on my phone and having an app that counts down the days, such as ‘Days’. This app helps me know how many days I have left to complete my revision and self prepare for my exam.