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How to study for a university exam: 7 useful tips

May 27, 2022 | News

Classes are coming to an end and university exams will begin shortly.

How best to study for the upcoming universtiy exam?

Here are 7 tips that will help you prepare for your next exam session by optimizing your time and not giving up your leisure time.

1. Review your lecture notes and get the material you need for your university exam.

Review your entire notes from the lessons and put them in order. If you are missing any material you need to study for your university exam, ask colleagues or go to the library and retrieve everything you need. This is the best way to start your preparation.

2. Organize a daily schedule

Now that you have all your material, you will need to plan your day in order to be prepared for the best.
Organize a schedule so that you don’t fall behind with your programme and always have your days well organized, thus avoiding moments when you feel overloaded or have empty days. Go the pace and don’t skip meals: Stick to the program and have a healthy breakfast, an energetic lunch and a light dinner to charge up and have the right energy to study.

3. Alternate the more difficult topics with the easier ones

Do you have a long agenda for your next university exam?
The best thing to do is to study in a balanced way by alternating the more difficult topics with the easier ones,you will manage not to tire yourself too much and keep your concentration high.

4. Balance study with revision

Overloading your mind with new notions does not help you to memorize topics to the best of your ability. Try to alternate moments of active study with moments of revisions, perhaps by going over the topics you studied the day before.
Balancing new content with what you have already studied is a winning method to prepare for your next university exam

5. Take breaks

When you are preparing for a university exam, every second is devoted to studying, but actually never taking a break is counterproductive.
Take breaks, get up from your desk and take advantage of a sunny day to go for a walk or, if you don’t want to stray far from your place of study, have a chat with a colleague. If you study at the In-Domus campuses, you have the possibility of carving out moments of rest, you can meet friends for a coffee break or go to the gym and take half an hour to reactivate your body and rest your mind. You’ll see it will be a blessing.

6. Don’t be afraid to ask teachers for clarification

Are there topics that are not clear to you? Don’t be afraid to make an appointment with the professor and ask for clarification. It will probably be with him or her that you tackle the exam in question. We assure you that a face-to-face discussion, even during the preparation phase, can increase your chances of making yourself known and gain a few more points.

Studying in comfortable places help

Our surroundings have a great influence on our state of mind. Choose a place that helps you stay focused but also gives you peace of mind. The In-Domus campuses cater for your needs and provide you with different study spaces: just in your room, or you can choose one of the study rooms to have study groups with your colleagues.

 If, on the other hand, you want to change location every now and then, we recommend reading our article “The best places to study in Milan“.

Now you have everything to start preparing for your university exams in the next session. You just have to get started! Happy studying and remember to carve out for your passions and friendship

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