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4 Studying Tips for College Students to Nail Any Exam

4 Studying Tips for College Students to Nail Any Exam

Author: Sophia Brown
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When exams are coming, the whole world seems to change. You start losing sleep and eat less, your under-eye circles become prominent, and your free time becomes practically inexistent. You barely have time to rest or do something for yourself, like hitting the gym or hanging out with friends. We know that, and we want to help!

Here are some tips that might help you.

1. Meditate

To release pressure, the best thing you could do is meditate. No need to take pills or tablets to fix your insomnia. All you need to do is take 10 minutes of your time each day.

Here is a nice strategy to do it:

  • Wake up 15 minutes earlier than usual
  • Stretch for 5 minutes, drink a glass of water, and position yourself comfortably
  • Breathe in, breathe out
  • Try to focus on NOTHING
  • Let go of negative emotions

This is your time. Think about it this way: you woke up 15 minutes beforehand, so there is no need to feel guilty about it. Take time to relax and let go of any negative thoughts. Feel good emotions and release the pressure.

2. Massage

Although a massage session can be costly, it is totally worth it. After you sit on a chair for 8h+ and concentrate on your work, your back starts hurting and your legs go numb. That’s when you know it is time for massage!

Research shows that massage can bring advantageous benefits, such as:

  • Releases headaches
  • Fixes digestive disorders
  • Helps with back pain
  • Releases anxiety and depression

If you take time to heal and relax, you are going to feel empowered and new. Give up on those two hours spent with your friends and focus on yourself. You are going to become more productive!

3. Make Use of Proper Tools

They say, “A little party never killed nobody,” I say, “A little help never bothered anybody.” When you feel exhausted, you might want a helpful hand to check your work and give you feedback. In the end, technology evolves with a purpose – to make our lives easier and ourselves more productive.

Kenna Fall, researcher and freelancer, recommends students to use online tools to check their work. She says, “There are lots of beneficial services today, such as grammar check, spelling evaluator, or essay writing services, like Why not make use of them?”

4. Write it Down

Even though students can be skeptical about it, keeping a journal is still an amazing opportunity to relax. Unlike massage, you need no money for it, only patience and a little bit of time. Since we know that time is short on you, we provided some ideas on when you could write:

  • Right after meditation: write down your thoughts on it
  • Right before beginning to study: write down how determined you are
  • Right before going to bed: write about your day and accomplishments


Studying for college exams can be challenging and tiring, but using the right relaxation methods and online tools can reduce the stress. Make sure you take time for yourself (juuuust a wee bit!) and nail those exams!