Thursday, May 19, 2011

On Your Marks

Don't let your examinations stress stop you from making your mark. Simply Follow the guide to the science of studying smart.


Psychologists have found a battery of scientifically based strategies that could help improve students' scores if they are practised in the final run- up to examinations. The bad news is that there is no substitute for revision, but the good news is that students' can listen to their favourite type of musicand have fun while doing homework.

STAY HEALTHY
Stress addicts beware: you're putting yourself at risk of getting a nasty cold or another illness right in the middle of your exams. All- night study sessions fuelled by caffeine might seem a great way of achieving lots in a short time, but they wreck your sleep cycle, disrupt your eating patterns and trash your immune systems. Your body's capability to fight infection takes a dive at exam time, it needs all the help he can get. An Ohio State University study of blood tests of 87 secondary school students found that their levels of natural killer cells (the bloodstream's security guards) were much lowered. As well as sleeping and eating sensibly, you can de-stress by turning to friends and family.

BE A WISER REVISER
When to start: Now. We exist only in the eternal now. So, now is a good time to start.
use your Imagination: While revising, try to remember the classrooms scene when you were taught a topic. This engages other parts of brain - your imagination and visual sense - which can come to your aid in the exam when you are trying to recall a facts. It also adds a bit of fun. You can even try emulating your teachers movements. It sounds mad, but students who mimic the gestures of teachers while learning maths, learn new strategies more quickly than those who don't.

LISTEN TO MUSIC
Some had found that listening can improve academic performances. In one study, university students scored higher marks after listening to a Mozart piano sonata than they did when they were tested after sitting in silence. But rock music could burst your BRAIN !


some say,"EXAM PRESSURE IS MORE LIKELY TO IMPAIR THE PERFORMANCE OF GOOD STUDENTS THAN AVERAGE ONES"

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