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 Sandrine Sebogo
Sandrine Sebogo
3rd Year Finance Student

Many students have a hard time applying what they have learned when writing their exams. To help you achieve good marks, I’ll share some tips that can boost your chances of success.

1) Start reviewing the material early

It is never effective to study for an exam the night before since you will take in more information than you can remember. To avoid this, you need to plan frequent study periods in advance and set some specific and concrete study goals.

If you want to retain what you are studying, always review what you previously learned before moving on to studying new information from the course. In addition, be sure to fit in some studying every time you get the opportunity, even if it’s only for 20 or 25 minutes because these quick study sessions add up fast!

2) Do your studying in a quiet and tidy space

You will indeed benefit from studying in a quiet space. In addition, whether you are getting ready for exams at the library or at home, you must keep all possible distractions away from you. Most importantly, you’ll have to refrain from constantly looking at new messages on your phones or checking out your social media accounts while you’re studying.

3) Find the right moment

It is not advised to study when we are overtired. Getting a good night’s sleep after doing a bit of studying is much better than forcing yourself to stay up late. You will not remember everything that you studied and your lack of sleep will result in poorer performance.   


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