Things you should not do before a MUET exam
In order to know what to do, every student should also know what NOT to do when it comes to preparing for exams. The following tips will give you a clearer idea on the things and factors that sabotage good grades.
1.Be a last minute person!
What’s the rush anyway? Five subjects this semester and there is three more weeks till exams – no harm having some fun first. After all, it’s better to “enjoy first, suffer later”, right? Well, if you want to suffer from severe panic attack on your exam day and an extremely high stress level during your exam, then yes, that’s exactly what you should do.
Last minute preparations not only make you rush through your revision, it also results in a lack of in-depth understanding about your subject. Education is more than just studying for exams, it’s a season in your life where you invest knowledge into your mind the most. We all know that the three-letter word ‘fun’ becomes more attractive especially during exam period, but we should also know the eight-letter word ‘priority’. Fun is most enjoyable when you know you have spent your time on the right things.
2.Sleep? What’s sleep?
When it comes to the exam period, sleep is always the last on the list. I mean, time is so precious – every minute counts. “Why should I waste it by sleeping my time away? I do nothing when I sleep anyway. It’s the least productive thing to do.”
That’s the most common and most damaging misperception any student can ever adopt. Sleep is important because:
Sleep improves memory
This is crucial because 50% of the time you will be tested on something your lecturer said or something you have read in your textbook – example: facts, figures, statistics, theories…etc.
Sleep prevents illnesses
The last thing you want to do is NOT to refrain from sleeping, but to refrain yourself from falling sick. Sufficient rest boosts your immune system. Trust me, you wouldn’t want to be sneezing or coughing away in the exam hall.
Sleep improves your energy level
With sufficient sleeping hours and quality rest time, you won’t feel lethargic as easily. You can know prepare for exams with an alert mind. Remember, students who make sure they have enough sleep and rest during revision period are the ones who study smart. Be one of them!
3.Eat all the junk food!
No doubt, they are the tastiest – but not exactly the most nutritious. Just like how the lack of sleep affects your body, consuming too much of junk food may make you feel chronically fatigued and lack the energy you need to revise for your exams. If you don’t want anyone or rather anything to disrupt your revision time, then you should stay away from junk food as much as you can.
Fuel your body engine with nutritious ‘brain’ foods which have been proven to help your brain focus better such as fish, nuts, yogurt, and blueberries. Always keep yourself hydrated, and remember – keeping away from junk food is not only good for your brain, but good for your waistline too!
With all these revision and exam ‘don’ts’ you are now more than ready to kick start your preparation for your upcoming MUET examination.
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