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Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Students share their top study tips | University of Cape Town News

With just over a week to go before the University of Cape Town (UCT) goes into exam mode, students have either already started studying or are about to change gear and spend the next few weeks glued to their books by Carla Bernardo, Communications and Marketing Officer, UCT.

Nicholas Petersen replicates exam conditions to prepare.
Photo: Je’nine May
With so much to read and remember, it’s easy – and natural – to feel overwhelmed. Perhaps you’re struggling with technique, maybe with what to eat or where to set up your study nook. Fortunately, your fellow students are on hand to share their favourite strategies for getting through the exam period.

For actuarial science honours student Nicholas Petersen, it’s all about replicating the exam conditions as best you can.

“Study at the same time of the day you’re writing your exam. Apply the same amount of time pressure. Mark it strictly,” he said. 

Petersen added that sitting in the Sports Centre on exam day can be intimidating but studying in a similar environment can help. He suggested setting up a single desk under similar lighting and laying out your stationery as you will on exam day...

But perhaps you see exam time as a chance to treat yourself. Friends Lucia Anthony and Casey Fredericks love to snack on chips and chocolate. In fact, Fredericks won’t start a study session without a peppermint chocolate.

“Snacks are so important. One of us is always eating something or drinking something while we’re [studying],” laughed Fredericks.
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Source: University of Cape Town News