Do you still remember the saying that “your brain only stops working when we are in the exam hall“? Interesting saying I guess. This quote is from people who have experienced “brain failure” many times in the exam hall.
The above saying cannot be totally accepted or rejected, but it can be changed from one form to another. After my article on how to study for long hours without losing concentration, I began to ask myself some questions.
What is the use of studying for long hours if you will still forget in the exam hall? absolutely no need.
It is one thing to read and understand and it is another thing to remember 90% of what you read a few days after. The goal is to remember everything you’ve studied in the exam hall.
In this article, I will be sharing with you how I study and remember everything in the exam hall.
1. Read Enough
You cannot remember enough when you have not read enough. The first step to remember is to read. In fact, if you do not read there is nothing to remember. Get all the required materials and study them carefully before you go to the exam hall.
2. Understand What You Read
After reading, ask yourself this simple question, “Do I really understand this stuff“? Understand each line, each paragraph, each page, and each chapter before moving to the next one. Every line has hidden details you should take note of.
3. Write It Down
What do you understand from what you just read? put it down and compare it to what is in the textbook. You will be less likely to forget what you have written down many times.
4. Revise It Gain
It is not enough to read a textbook once. Finish it one or two times before the exam day. Constant practice makes you perfect. It helps a lot.
5. Solve Questions
Solve as many questions as possible related to the course. This will help you know what the exam requires from you and the best way to prepare for it.
6. Discuss And Teach It
If possible, discuss the course with your friends around. Organize a group chat or just teach something that needs the knowledge. This will help you remember 90% of what you read.
7. Argue with friends
Argue a very difficult topic with friends. You guys should agree and disagree. Then come to a conclusion.
8. Use Adrenaline
Now, this is my main secret. Have you noticed that you tend to read and remember things more during exam periods? This is the power of Adrenaline.
Make sure you read the course again and answer all the related questions before you step into the hall. Since it is still very hot and fresh, there is no way you will forget it.
I hope this helps. Feel free to share this with others or drop your comment below.