Exams are a constant in a student’s life, although they are not always easy. It measures how much a student has learned. But when you take a closer look, they represent more than simply academic learning. An exam will also assess a student’s capacity for handling pressure, time management abilities, composure, and mental endurance.
The general rule is that the greater the concentration, the better the results. Brain concentration is something that can be improved with practice. A student with great concentration skills will inevitably rank higher than those with weaker concentration.
In essence, your brain is a powerful organ.
Utilizing your strengths to the fullest extent possible is essential for exam success. The brains of all students are identical. The top spot will go to those with stronger mental concentration.
You can use the below-mentioned strategies to sharpen your focus when studying.
Find a study location
Finding a revision space is crucial for maintaining focus.
Make sure you locate a cozy space with a sizable table so you can spread out all of your books. Look for a comfortable location, that has sufficient lighting, and won’t cause any disruptions. Make sure your family and/or friends are aware that you should not be interrupted while you are studying.
Find a study time that works for you
It is said that studying is best done first thing in the morning.
However, this is a deceptive statement. Some students report feeling focused and concentrated in the morning.
Others, on the other hand, are sleepy in the morning and energised at night. Everything comes down to concentration. The time
when you can concentrate better, that is the time for you.
Complete one task at a time
Many of us believe that multitaskers are the most efficient, but this is simply not true.
According to research, multitasking reduces productivity. If you jump from task to task without completing any of them, you are telling your mind that it is okay to lose focus.
The best way to deal with it is to establish a rule: first and foremost, complete the task at hand. You can train your brain to concentrate when it tries to switch to another task in this manner.
Exercise and meditate
Regular exercise improves concentration, memory, and efficiency by increasing blood flow to the brain. If you haven’t been exercising regularly in the past, don’t begin a strenuous regimen now. Instead, practice yoga or gentle stretches.
To de-stress, practice abdominal breathing several times a day. If at all possible, meditate. You can use an app to assist you with this.
Sleep is a critical component of increasing concentration and memory power.
Try to get 6-7 hours of sleep per night to feel refreshed and energised. Sleep deprivation makes you dull and drowsy.
Understand your weak areas
Select the topics in which you are weak and devote more attention to them.
Practice more questions on these topics to improve your problem-solving speed.
Give more weight to topics where you struggle or have doubts.
Don’t overlook your flaws. Work on these to overcome your fear and boost your confidence. Keep a notebook to record the common errors you make when solving a problem.
Good luck to everyone who is preparing for the exams!
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(With Inputs from careerindia)