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Top Tips for Exams

Posted by Gerard McQuillan on 05 May 2016


Summertime is just around the corner, which means it's study season! The finishing line is within touching distance - but there’s still just the small matter of exams to get through first. That's why we here at National College of Ireland have put together our top tips to get you through your exams.


When we say exercise we don’t mean you should start training for a marathon. A simple walk in the evening to break up your study session should do the job. Exercise is a great way to clear your head and gather your thoughts, so grab your phone, stick on your favourite playlist and go for a stroll! The fresh air is sure to re-energise you and get you ready for round 2.

Cut down on the Social Media

Just a quick look on Facebook and Twitter can often lead to hours of procrastination. Restrict yourself to your designated study breaks to catch up on your daily dose of social media. Still find yourself checking your phone every 5 minutes? There are plenty of resources to sort that problem out - try using a website like Get Cold Turkey to stop yourself from accessing your social accounts when you’re meant to be revising. It’s only for a few weeks and is sure to pay off in the end.

Get into a Routine

Routine is key. Structure your day to maximise the return on your efforts. Start the day early and get your revision sessions in when your body is at peak productivity. Try and avoid any all-night study binges as your brain is less likely to absorb the information. Structure your day from start to finish and include regular meal and break times.

If you found these tips helpful why not check out our video below for some more top tips to get you through exam season:




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