I know that there are numerous sources of advice on preparing for exams around, but for what it's worth, here's my take on it. If you're after light relief, you could try the alternative version...
- Avoid anyone telling you the 'best' way to study. What's important is that your method works for you.
- That said, do listen to suggestions. Amongst them you may find some bits of advice that are helpful.
- I don't believe in many of the special diets or food supplements that are supposed to boost brain power. However, a generally balanced diet is important for your health.
- Keep a sense of proportion. Exams are important, and need work. However, do keep some time aside for yourself - go for a walk, play a game of football, read a book, chat to a friend... Find something which helps you relax, spend some time doing it, and don't feel guilty over it!
- If you can, eat properly before an exam. They use up more energy than you expect, and it's worth having a good meal inside of you.
- Some people like to talk about the subject before an exam, others (like myself) don't. Try to stand with like-minded people.
- Leave plenty of time to get to the exam centre. It seldom helps if you have to run and are worrying about being late. If you don't want to talk to anyone beforehand, go for a walk down the street once you know you're safely there.
- Go to the toilet beforehand. Three hours can be a long time...
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