Three Tips To Best Beat Study Stress

Modified on October 14, 2016

By: Brian Hastie

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Grad school exams can be nerve-wracking endeavours. The majority of us don’t enjoy the ritual of test-taking, but it is an essential part of the grad school application process.

With a bit of prep and smart thinking, however, you can ensure that you swing the odds in your favour. Follow our three tips below to make sure you get the most out of your time leading up to exam day.

  1. 1. Do your research
    The internet is a treasure trove of information. Spending a bit of time researching the test you plan on sitting for (especially through official websites) can lead to giving you a better idea of what’s in store. Different exams tend to test different aptitudes – knowing what you should concentrate on will help you prepare more efficiently.
  2. 2. Set a schedule
    Great things take time – especially when it comes to the things that can impact your future. Now that you have some idea of what you’re in for, you can plan your next steps. Creating a study plan and following through will allow you to reduce the amount of stress in you, and can better relax you with the knowledge that you’re working towards your goal.
    Bonus: That particular sense of accomplishment you’ll feel when you start ticking items off of your schedule will feel great.
  3. 3. Proper rest/diet
    Though it may be hard to achieve, one of the best things you can do to prepare yourself for your grad school exam is to keep a regular schedule, which includes plenty of time for resting, and making sure you eat well. These two key parts of your daily routine will keep your mind sharp and your body happy, which pays off when you need it the most.

With these three tips in mind, we hope that you get the most out of your prep time.

Happy test-taking!