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How do you prepare yourself a night before an examination?

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princess282 | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 1) Honors

Posted February 4, 2012 at 3:40 PM via web

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How do you prepare yourself a night before an examination?

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loraaa | Student | (Level 2) Valedictorian

Posted April 14, 2012 at 8:25 AM (Answer #1)

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well, Ipray in the evening.

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readerofbooks | College Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

Posted February 9, 2012 at 9:02 AM (Answer #2)

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Since all people have different study habits, you will get many different answers. However, here is what I used to do when I took exams.

If I was prepared for the exam, I would do a light review of the material by looking at my outline. Then before I would go to sleep I would go over the outline in my head. Finally, I would go over the outline while I was in bed one last time and try to get a good night rest. The next morning, I would eat a good breakfast and take the exam without much stress.

When I was not prepared as I should be, I would try to cram. I would stay up nearly all night. I had the good fortune to be able to cram a lot of information in my short-term memory. When exam time came, I would write as much as I could.

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mjay25 | Student, Graduate | (Level 1) Valedictorian

Posted February 4, 2012 at 7:53 PM (Answer #3)

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Providing that you have revised and studied, it's best to make sure you read over your notes, link any connections between issues of your subject and get a good night's sleep.

It's not good to stay up all night worrying, revising and losing sleep.

You need to be awake and well-rested to do your best on the exam, and to make sure you understand what the question is actually asking from you.


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samueltan95 | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) Honors

Posted March 23, 2012 at 11:37 PM (Answer #4)

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Sleep early and relax

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forevercatholic | Student, Grade 10 | (Level 2) eNoter

Posted March 16, 2012 at 11:30 AM (Answer #5)

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For me as a Catholic.I would pray in the evening
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mkovacs2011 | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted March 11, 2012 at 5:53 AM (Answer #1)

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There is much that leads up to the night before an examination, and it the lead up that is most important. Everyone is different, but there are a few steps that you can take in order to optimize performance. Firstly, there is what you should do beforehand. You should never cram the night before unless you have no other choice, because this has been proven to be ineffective and minimally helpful. You should study a little at a time each day before the exam. If you have done this, than you should do a review of what you have studied the night before. In addition to this, it is also very helpful to have a good nights sleep, and to not stay up to all hours of the night. If you are not well rested on the day of the examination, than you will definitely not be at your best, and your performance will suffer. Lastly, you should make sure you are confident in your knowledge, and should not overly stress about it, because this will undoubtedly carry over to the exam day, and your performance will yet again suffer because of it.

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