Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee!’ – Tip 6 on how to score 15% extra in exams and tests.

Mohammed Ali was the greatest and probably always will be. He was a strategist who fought with his brains. So when he planted a punch, he scored a direct hit.

Strategy is a huge part in tackling tests and examinations and tests. Get the strategy right and your prospects of success are so much better.

All too often professors and lecturers don’t spend time on strategy. So lets see what we can do about that. Some of this is simple obvious stuff.

Don’t study too long! Students treat studying as a marathon. Actually it is a process of short sprints.

In a 45 minute lecture most students have lost the plot after just 20 minutes. And that’s not because  all lecturers are boring. It’s a simple problem in human anatomy.

Sitting on your bum results in the blood slowly flowing away from your brain towards your feet. So the brain gets less and less oxygen as time goes by.

Now take the above and imagine what is happening to your brain if you sit studying for hour after hour. You are just kidding yourself.

So try this

  • Select one achievable goal that will take 30 minutes.
  • Do it, stand up and walk about.
  • Repeat the process a maximum of 4 to six times an evening. You will get better at it with practice.
  • Don’t just read, you will fall asleep. Writing notes keeps the brain working.
  • Then go to bed, get up early. And try two more sessions before breakfast.

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