Exams are tough. Think about it. Trying to cram months worth of material into a few hours of studying is not easy. Obviously, there’s no time to focus on details, but what exactly do you study? I don’t encourage last minute studying, but if you’re really stuck in this situation, then the best thing to do is to concentrate on chapter summaries if your course has a textbook and key or repeating concepts. You’re bound to be tested on something that your teacher spent several lessons focusing on.
Cramming requires intense concentration and focus, so here are a few tips to help you get through your all-nighter.
- Turn off social media.
- Take 5 minute breaks between each topic to give yourself some time to absorb the material.
- Focus on bigger concepts rather than finer details.
- Have a snack or cold water nearby. Don’t rely on coffee or you’re bound to crash quickly.
- Write down what you’re studying. If you write it down rather than just purely memorizing it, there’s a higher chance for it to go in your head.