There are many ways to prepare your mind and body to study for a difficult exam. Some include
finding the right place to study that will offer the release from distractions, the right amount of sleep and the right sort of diet. You must also make a schedule for your studies that will allow for breaks in order to allow the brain to relax from a long stent of studying. Also having the right study supplies allows you to study without having to get up and get the needed items. Plus having the items right at hand will ensure you are able to take the proper notes without having to get up to find something and then run the risk of forgetting what you are going to write.
One way to prepare your mind for studying for a difficult exam, such as the NPPE, is to find a nice quiet place to study. Studying in quiet room provides to adequate space for careful concentration. Having no one around to bother you or distract you is also a great way to study and prepare. Being a room without any distractions such as a television or a bed which would call you away from the studies to either watch television or to sleep in the bed. Also being away from a radio or cell phone can help to prepare one’s self for studying.
To prepare your mind for study it is important to get a good meal to keep your stomach from distracting you from the task at hand. A good balanced diet can help keep the mind and body fueled with the needed nutrition to help stay focused and retain the information studied. The extract in peppermint and other mint flavored gum, mints, etc have also been proven to stimulate the brain and energize the body to continue studying and thus to retain more knowledge.
Getting a good night’s sleep the night before studying for a difficult exam is also very important. Adequate amounts of sleep at night can be the difference between average performance and exceptional performance. The right amount of sleep allows for the brain to re-energize from the day before and allow the brain to have the strength to push through the studying for the next day. The right amount of sleep puts you in the right mood and it also allows you to push through a heavy day of studying for a difficult exam. You will not be tired when studying which will allow you to study longer and more efficiently.
Allow yourself to take breaks while studying to energize your brain from the studying previously done. The brain can only stay focused for an average of 45 minutes before it needs a break from the studying to do something more creative. Allow yourself adequate amounts of breaks in between the busy schedule. Also allow yourself to take in some sort of caffeine throughout the day as you study for a difficult exam. This is important as it gives you an extra boost of energy as you go through your studies.
Make sure you have the needed items for proper study. These items include but are not limited to a laptop computer, notebooks or notebook paper, pens or pencils, calculators, high lighters, the appropriate study books and papers. You may also want to partake in some sort of brain stimulating and relaxing activity prior to a long day of studying for a difficult exam. These activities can range from yoga, to puzzles all which will get the brain activated and ready for studying.
Knowing all of this allows you to study for a difficult exam. You must make the time in your busy studying schedule to take breaks. Also allow yourself some time to exercise your mind in another way prior to beginning your long studying. Your brain will also thank you for supplemental caffeine that will give you a boost to study longer and better.