7 Quick Takes Friday is hosted by This Ain’t the Lyceum.
Work at things until they’re rote. If revising a certain topic bores you, you’re probably at the stage where you understand it.
Use acronyms, aphorisms, ascriptions. Start associating the names you probably won’t remember by themselves with phrases that you’ll be able to roll off your tongue.
Talk to yourself. Stare out of the window. Just don’t read over what you’ve written time and time again. It does nothing to your long-term memory; there are very little significant or vibrant chemical associations that will occur from reading. Your short-term memory might be fine, but I assure you that tomorrow will have swept the knowledge from your head.
Instead, opt for writing essay plans or structuring sentences as arguments so that you’re contemplating what you will have to in the exam.
Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Some things do need clarifying – some topics are tricky to get one’s head around. As such, you won’t always be able to go it alone. Ask, confirm, support. It’s the best way to understand a topic.
Relax. Actually, the worst thing one can do in an exam is overthink and spiral into anxiety. A clear mind is a successful mind, and through that, exam essays are simpler than you think.
Plus, God does not judge by one’s academic score, for He knows your true knowledge.
Pray. Not out of desperation, of course, but in an optimistic in-God-I-trust approach. Acknowledge that He is there for you; appreciate that He has guided you this far. He is on your side, and will continue to support you.
As funny as it sounds, God is my ultimately cheerleader. I definitely wouldn’t be where I am now without his support.
Have a blessed weekend.