How to prepare for examination? - 7 tips to prepare for exams

When examination period is near and if you want to put all chances on your side you have to consider about the following 7 points.

1. Sport and its benefits

Feel free to make a half-hour of sport a day during your revisions.

It is recognized and demonstrated that physical exercise stimulates the brain and helps to focus, while improving morale. Researchers have found that mice which have been exercising every day have more neurons and are better at memory tests than those deprived of exercise. The blood flow to the brain, enhanced by the effort, would be responsible for increased performance.

2. A little music for the concentration

It has been assumed that listening to Mozart's time made it more intelligent but it is not. Classic or hard rock, no matter: to be beneficial, the music must first be appreciated by the listener.

The effect is real, but long-term children who have learned to make music would be best in terms of concentration and spatial skills. Specialists in neurology have noticed that the brains of musicians have developed differently, some regions of the brain develops more at home when u are listening to music.

3. Meditate to relax

It has long been known that people are practicing meditation in stress levels lower than the other, better manage their emotions and concentrate more easily.

The virtues of meditation are also newly recognized scientifically. A recent study has shown that regular practice of this discipline have changed the physical structure of their brains. As musicians, certain areas involved in concentration and processing of sensory information develops superbly. So, breathe a little bit when u revise.

4. Video games: useful, but should be limited:

The practice of video games is often criticized, particularly for violence of some of them, but they also have entertainment benefits.

Children video games fans are indeed increasing. They are able to manage better in general information processing. They would thus, on average commit fewer errors than those who do not play console games. Admittedly, one should not misuse it, a too intense practice being able to deprive of sleep but to play video games moderately can be only positive for your cognitive performances.

5. Sleep and nap

Lack of sleep becomes a concern in adults than in adolescents. They are subjects, they are more at risk of problems of managing their emotions.

Several studies have already demonstrated the relationship between sleep and lower performance or even failure in examinations. It is therefore essential to stop any activity requiring concentration sufficiently early, to keep control of sleeping time. Napping is also a good habit. Developing a micro-nap of 6 minutes would be interesting to expand the memory.

6. Monitor your diet

Students tend to abuse of stimulants (coffee) drinks even to "hold out" during the examination period.

But the effect of caffeine is fairly short, and varies depending on the person and the amount absorbed, or abuse of caffeine can make nausea and facilitate devolution. Scientists are also advising on the effectiveness of sugar as its efficiency, for example on memory, depends on many factors and the amount taken. The proteins in turn, do better to concentrate and hard to digest. In times of examination as in everyday life, the secret lies in a balanced diet.

7. Vitamins and supplements

Many supplements are supposed to boost mental performance.

This additional energy can contain vitamins (B,C,E....), antioxidants like beta-carotene (pro-vitamin A) or magnesium. Yet, according to the research already carried out, none of these elements would be able to really make a difference. The reality is much too simple but often overlooked, balanced eating, regular, or too much nor too little. An effective way to keep our body in shape ... and thus our brain!

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