With the clock ticking away the night before a major test for your business degree program, you may fear the worst: questions you cannot answer, material you don’t remember, or running short on time to finish the test. As tests approach, they can be a source of anxiety. However, with a few simple tips, you can rest easy and feel confident in your ability to do well on the toughest exams you face. Here are some of the strategies you should employ before your next exam:
- Don’t pull an all-nighter. Many students make the mistake of trying to stay up all night and get some last minute studying in. This method can actually hurt you more than it helps you, because you are not allowing your brain to rest and process the information you are trying to memorize. Studies have shown that students who get restful sleep before exams tend to perform better than those who use the all-night study technique.
- Nourish your mind with healthy foods. Adding some brain food to your diet while you study can help fuel you for success, so keep healthy snacks like nuts, fruit, and veggie sticks near your study space. Be sure to eat a filling and wholesome breakfast before your test so that you don’t get derailed by hunger in the middle of your exam. Eggs and whole wheat toast or oatmeal with fresh fruit and flax seeds are great breakfast options for an added boost of energy.
- Use creative study strategies. Have some fun when you are studying by putting important facts to a tune and singing it to yourself or writing a short rhyming poem to help the information stick. When you add your own creative spin to the study process, you will remember the material better and avoid becoming bored while studying.
These good habits for test preparation can help you when you are working towards your MBA at Lipscomb University Graduate School of Business. Check us out online or call us at (615) 966-1833 to explore the programs we offer at our Nashville campus that can help you achieve your career goals.