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La Cram La Pour! There are always situations as a student where you have to cram everything in one night or two to an exam. Every student has been down this road.
There are those professional crammers who can blast an exam even more than a person who had been reading for that exam a long time ago. The only thing about cramming is that you forget what you cram with time. That is why it is more preferable to read with understanding.
Why is it Important to Cram in College Sometimes?
- There are courses with extremely long definitions and formulas
- Cramming can help when your exam is very close and you still haven’t been able to understand the course
- If you are to answer German objective questions also called fill in the blank, you need to cram
By the way, if you have a phobia or fear for exams, you should read this article on How to Overcome Exam Fear.
So, to be a guru crammer, you must do this.
HOW TO CRAM EVERYTHING IN ONE NIGHT
STEP ONE: EAT SOMETHING GOOD
Firstly, you have to recharge your stomach. No one drives a car without fuel. Don’t take caffeine, eat something healthy. Apples keep you focused even better than caffeine. Reading with a crying tummy is a big distraction.
STEP TWO: TAKE A NAP
You need complete rest for what you are about to do. Cramming can stress the brain. So you obviously do not need a stressed body also. Set your alarm and take a nap to rest.
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STEP THREE: GO TO A SUITABLE ENVIRONMENT
Furthermore, go to an environment that suits you best. I will advise you to go to a quiet place, so as to avoid distractions. A table will be very good because you should stay away from your bed to avoid night crash. Read in a place with good light.
STEP FOUR: GO THROUGH AND JOT KEY POINTS
This goes in line with remembering everything you read. Concentrate mostly on those key points and don’t waste your time on irrelevant things because you do not have time. Be smart. Write down the important points you come across.
STEP 5: RECITE
After writing out those points alongside all necessary definitions, read them and begin to recite them aloud. This technique works like magic. If you have someone around, recite them to them while they hold your book to confirm if you are on point. I always do this with my friends and it has helped me a lot. Do this till you can recite without mistakes.
STEP 6: TAKE BREAKS
Chill a bit and take time to relax the brain from all the information pumped into it. This will help re-energize your brain for more assimilation. When you come back from the break, try to see if you can remember those things you crammed before. If you do, Well-done!
STEP 7: SLEEP
Finally, after you have successfully crammed that textbook or note, go to sleep and make sure you do not read anything else, so as not to confuse yourself. Wake up the following day and smash that exam!
Put this into practice and watch yourself cram everything in one night and get all that info into your head. To all those preparing for one exam or the other, I wish you great success.
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