Study Tips 101


University of Nairobi and Daystar university students are going back to sit for their exams in a week. If you are one of them, you might not have studied during your little break. A week into your exam with a number of units to cover, here are a few tips to help you grasp concepts before your exam.

  1. Understand the concept in your own words.

Some areas of study have so much jargon or complex words and if you are pressed for time grasping them might not be easy. Try to get the point in your own simple words. You should be able to easily explain to yourself and others what you are studying.

  1. Short notes

If you are a crammer, these will come in handy. Jolting small points help with memorizing the general idea. If you can learn how to do this even earlier in the semester, exams will be a walk in the park for you, even with last minute reading.

  1. Study buddies

Sharing what you’ve studied is a great way to gauge whether you really get it or not and helps you get information that you might have missed from others.


  1. Break if you feel overwhelmed

The brain mostly doesn’t work well when it is frustrated. Take a short break after 45-50 minutes study as your focus and concentration will become impaired after this period, anything new after 1 hour 30 minutes does not get assimilated.


  1. Look for past tests

There is nothing new under the sun. Teachers, lecturers often repeat their questions. If you can get your hands on past question papers, you could get a guide on what to expect in your paper.


  1. Listening to music instrumentals

Studies have shown that listening to a song’s track without words can actually help you study.


  1. Take time to breathe or meditate right before the exam

Don’t be the people who scurry and scramble to cram things when the examiner walks in with the paper. 20 minutes before just chill, relax, it’s just an exam not the end of the world.

Were these tips helpful? Kindly let us know below.

All the best in your exams!