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Studying for exams can be a daunting task but it shouldn't be. With some effort and some help everyone can be successful on exams and test taking. I have taken many tests and tutored many students and I am here to help others learn tips to studying and passing their exams.

The first study tip is to relax and not to panic. Many students get overwhelmed by the shear amount of information that is thrown at them and don't focus. This fear can cause procrastination and lead to failure later on when the exam comes. I recommend that an early step in the studying process is to organize your notes. This will cause you to create structure in your studying and this structure will lead to an easier time remembering the information come test time.

My next tip is to get plenty of sleep. This is for two reasons. The first is because that when you are tired your brain will not be able to remember as much and it will be much harder to focus on the material that you are studying. The second is that when you are sleeping your brain is actually studying. This is a reason that it is recommended to study just before going to bed. This is because the last information you go over before going to sleep your brain will continue to process throughout the night and you will be more likely to remember the information.

Another very important aspect to studying is to take good notes. When taking notes you should date each page and always take notes for the same class in the same notebook. Try to outline your notes and cover as much of the lecture as possible. These notes will be crucial in the studying process as many teachers and professors will create test questions that they go over in class and that are not covered in your textbooks. You should detailed notes during class and while doing the required reading for the course.

Maybe one of the most important aspects of studying is to leave yourself enough time to study properly. You should not wait to cram the night before the exam as this will lead to many aspects of the material being forgotten. The best method to remember information is to go over it multiple times so you should review your notes each day. It is recommended that you spend two hours outside of class for every one hour spent in class. This time can include assignments and studying but spending this time will give you ample time to learn the material and remember it come test day.

In this article we covered a few basic tips for studying. We went over the importance of relaxing and resisting the urge to panic when presented with a lot of information. Also don't forget to get plenty of sleep prior as this will asset you in focusing and remembering everything you have studied. Finally, make sure you leave yourself plenty of time to study. This will also help prevent the panicking mentioned earlier. All of these tips are useful for studying properly and I hope that you are successful and that this article has been useful to you.

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