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My first tip: once an exam is written, forget everything about it until the results come back. There is nothing you can do to change it, and beating yourself up over questions you may or may not have missed is not productive. It takes a while to learn how to do this properly, but once you can, it makes focusing on the rest of your exams so much easier. As ...


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I use the concept of friction based productivity, it goes like this: If you want to stop doing something, make it harder to do that thing. The first step would be to simply uninstall Minecraft and any game while you still have some consciousness of the time wasted there. Another example is getting rid of your TV (but I am guessing that you are still living ...


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There is a way out of this. Like any other technique to replace 'bad' habits, it requires discipline but the reason it appears to work for a lot of us is its a good hack to trick your brain: If you are able to diagnose every habit into its underlying cues, routine and reward, you will be able to attack each component separately and will most likely ...


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The nature of any possible break may be entirely defined by the exam invigilator. Some will not let you do anything other than walk to the bathroom and back, others will let you have food, and some open book exams may even let you study. I'd suggest if you need to take one: Do it when you feel like you have stalled and you aren't answering effectively. ...


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Yeah, I also used to give these type of yearly exams where you had a break of almost 2 hours between two sessions of exams, so I can speak from experience. 1. Drink of plenty of water, but not so much that you need to use the washroom. Don't let your body dehydrate , you can even take a bottle of water with you in the examination hall, if that is ...


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One other thing. There is something you can do in the days preceding the exams. You can spend some time every day visualizing yourself in the exam, painting as positive a picture as you can. Associate this mental image of yourself in the future exam with some positive mental images of yourself, where you see yourself as very successful and happy. For ...


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For reference, when a special learner is given testing accommodations, the rule is a 5-minute break every 40 minutes. You could find out when it feels right to you to take a break by observing yourself during studying. At what point do you notice your productivity starting to go down? If it's, say, at the 110-minute point, then I would suggest planning to ...


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A good strategy would be to implement some sort of consequence for breaking your own rules. It has to be something that holds weight though, so that you will consider it when weighing the pros/cons of extending the timer. You will need to determine how best to punish or reward yourself (monetary, caloric, etc).



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