1. Manage your time effectively
It's a good idea to set out a timetable for your study. Try writing down when your exams are to help you priortise your study and block enough time out for each exam. Or plan in your assessment submissions so that you can work out how much time it will take to research, write and edit. Make sure you include scheduled breaks and that you stick to your plan!
2. Find a study environment that works for you
It could be a tidy quiet space or a cluttered space with music, just as long as you're comfortable and can work well with enough light and as little distraction from others as possible.
3. Learn as you study, don’t cram at the end
If you can understand the information as you cover the topic and make linkages at the time, when it comes to preparing for an exam it will be more of a refresher rather than understanding and learning the subject from scratch.
4. Write your own notes
Re-writing your notes and using your own words and concepts puts information into terms you understand and helps you to relate to them better by linking the information and topics.
5. Study together
Forming a study group with friends lets you share what you've learnt and gives you a chance to ask or answer questions to support your learning process.
6. Use your senses
Visualising your notes in picture format sometimes helps to form linkages in information, aiding recall in exams. Also, reciting information while you're writing it or after you've written it involves another sense when learning.
7. Teach someone else
Once you've learnt a topic, test yourself by teaching the topic to someone who doesn’t know anything about it, like a family member. This will help you to understand if you know the subject as well as you thought and whether there are any gaps to review.
8. Practise taking past exams
When you're practising a past paper, time yourself so you get used to making sure you spend the right amount of time on each section.
9. Keep healthy
When studying and on exam day drink plenty of water and eat healthy, nutritious food and snacks to maintain your energy levels and focus. In your planned breaks go for a short walk to get some fresh air or do some exercise, and make sure you get enough sleep.
10. Plan exam day
Make sure you know what you need to take along with you, double check the location and time, and plan your journey so you're well prepared and not panicking on the day.