10 fool-proof tips for passing your exams
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Want to smash this term’s exams? Here’s how... 1. Workin’ 9 ‘til 5... I know you don’t want to hear it, but putting in a solid day of work (with a few motivational breaks) is absolutely the best way to get your brain exam ready. Work for a couple of hours in the morning, take a long lunch, then get back on it ...and when you emerge from the library a few hours later you’ll have a whole free evening ahead of you to do whatever you want and not worry about slacking. Yes, it might test your resolve to get out of bed before 11.30am – but you’d rather do this then end up missing nights out through the sheer volume of work you haven’t completed, yes? 2. Eat less crap Yes, it IS possible to eat healthily – and it can also be cheap and fast. Most students aren’t gourmet chefs. But how hard is it to stir fry some veg (pre-packaged for ease), grill a piece of chicken and pour over a bit of hoisin sauce? Answer: not hard at all, and you’ll feel a million times better than if you’d succumbed to the tasteless Basics pizza (for the third time this week). Good brain foods include oily fish, bananas and basically all forms of vegetable. Try out some of TNS’s most popular recipes here... Recipe: Go Brazilian! Recipe: Thai Green Chicken Curry with Coriander Rice Recipe: Lamb & Sweetfire Beetroot Burgers with Feta Video: How to make Spaghetti Bolognese 3. Sweat out the stress Yes, it’s cold and dark and exercise is probably the very last thing you want to think about. But instead of running around campus in the minus temperatures and causing yourself new levels of pain or not bothering at all, be sociable and join a gym class – think Zumba, Spinning or 20/20/20 – with a similarly gym-o-phobic friend. The result will see your relaxation levels increase by approximately 197%. Honestly! Click here for tips on how to build exercise effectively into your busy day or here for a work out designed especially for freshers, that means you don’t even have to step out of your front door... 4. Use visual aids! Is it only me who gets excited about NEW REVISION PENS when designing intricate, increasingly colourful spider diagrams of interconnecting literary themes? Yes? Oh, right.
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