It is exam time and stress levels are on the rise as DUT annual students have started with their exams this week.

 It is that time of the year where we put what we have been learning to the test and our future will be determined by this exam period. First years are going on to second year, second years to third year, third years to postgrad or the industry!

All this will be determined by how you do in this exam period, so the ball is in your court. To help you survive this anxious time, here are some tips on preparing for a successful exam:

  1. Don’t leave things to the last minute, so make sure to study in time or ahead of time and not on the night or morning of the exam. Don’t set yourself for failure after a year’s time of hard work.
  2. Practice with past exam papers. This will help you get an idea of the setting of the questions and also put what you have been studying to a test.
  3. Discuss your answers with your peers or family members. Discussing your answers will help you understand your work better and make sense of the information you have been loading into your brain with.
  4. Get clarity on things you don’t understand before the exam, don’t be afraid to ask so you enter that exam room with confidence of your knowledge.
  5. On the note of confidence, make sure you are fully prepared for your exam, which means you don’t leave out sections you feel are less important. Make sure you know every section and that will be build your confidence and in turn will have a positive impact on your performance.
  6. Snack on healthy food and keep your body hydrated. A healthy body will refresh your brain, making it effective. Also give yourself enough time to rest and make sure to have enough sleep so you wake up refreshed and ready to ace that exam.

Your mind needs to be relaxed so help it by tuning in your favourite campus radio and listen to the sound tracks to your life.

From the Radio-DUT team, wishing you all the best of luck for your exams.

Share with us on our social media pages your tips on surviving exam fever.

Nonhlanhla Hlatshwayo

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