How do you prepare yourself a night before an examination?

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readerofbooks eNotes educator| Certified Educator

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.

loraaa | Student

well, Ipray in the evening.

samueltan95 | Student

Sleep early and relax

mjay25 | Student

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.


forevercatholic | Student
For me as a Catholic.I would pray in the evening
t-rashmi | Student

I know this question was asked way back, but it is equally relevant today. I would advise the following regime:

1. As the new session begins, keep a notebook handy. This will be your study diary. Very very personal and very important.

2. As soon as the teacher finishes a chapter, make a one page summary of it. It will require patience and practice.

3. Write it down in your study diary/notebook.

4. On the night before the exam read this diary and go to bed.

5. You will sleep well as you know you have covered everything and not missed any topic.

6.Next day you will be fresh as a daisy. Your answers will be crisp and to the point

7. Do try and post your feedback.

Best of luck !

mkovacs2011 | Student

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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