Evaluations of any kind can feel overwhelming. Especially so if you’re a full-time student with many courses, extra-curriculars, part-time jobs, and personal goals to juggle while dealing with approaching deadlines. The key to being successful is keeping your studying as strategic, practical, and organized as possible. And, depending on the courses you’re taking, these strategies will take different forms!
In this blog post, I’ll walk you through 3 new strategies for you to try based on the subjects you are studying: mathematics, humanities, and sciences.
Before we get to the nitty gritty strategies, the thing we’ll need to master first is confidence. If you’ve learned the material already throughout the semester and been to class, the only thing standing in your way is your confidence. Doing practice questions, knowing what you’ll be tested on inside-out, and ensuring you haven’t missed any of the material will boost your confidence in advance of testing time. This is especially great to keep in mind if you often get nervous or anxious before a big exam.
And if you haven’t been keeping on top of the material - that happens too, and it’s okay! - then remember to keep things simple. Don’t overcomplicate the studying. Instead, focus on what’s important, what you are being evaluated on, and be smart about what you spend the most effort on.
My favourite approach to manifesting this anti-stress mindset is to focus on each day’s accomplishments, or Wins. This is a practice you can do at the end of every day leading up to your exams in your journal, diary, or on your Instagram stories! Grab your very own Wins of the Day template below and stay accountable by filling it in and re-posting it daily: