Effective Tips




After 50 minutes of study, take a 10 minute break to recharge your mental energy.
you read your texts, highlight the main points.
Attend all your classes.
workshops to strengthen your skills.



all the questions you know well on an exam first then spend the rest of the time on the difficult questions.
five minutes early to your exam and settle in.
you take notes, look for ideas and be selective in what you write down.

your professors for help, when you don’t understand.
B Be more effective….manage your time.
aware of your deadlines.
realistic! Assign yourself a reasonable amount of tasks that you can do daily.
aware that time goes by quickly when you are taking an exam! Don't get stuck on one specific question. Move on to questions you can quickly answer.
Breakdown larger tasks into smaller manageable steps.
D Don’t wait till the last night before an exam to study.
E Eat well to nourish your brain. Drink fluids to revitalize your body.



a new subject and try out new activities while you are at AUC. If you think outside the box, you might discover new interests you never knew existed.
your options before choosing a major.
F Focus on details when studying for multiple choice question test.
on ideas and concepts when preparing for an essay test.
Fulfill your role as a team member. Each member counts.
G Get to know your professors. They want you to succeed. Use office hours.
a good night's sleep before an exam.
I Increase your motivation by taking action.
K Keep your professors contact information. You may need to send an email.
a notebook next to your bed to write down ideas and reminders.
a positive attitude while you go about your work. Good attitudes go a long way.
Know the locations of your professors' offices.
L Learn more about your academic strengths.
M Make friends in class. They will be your allies in times of difficulty.
an outline before you start your paper.
your study environment pleasant.


Pay attention to instructions before you begin your exam.
close attention in class. The more you understand a lecture, the less time you need to spend on it when you are studying for an exam.
Participate in class discussion.
in extra-curricular activities. They build character, are fun to do and look great on your CV.
study hours at home, for every hour of class.
your speeches in front of friends, it builds your confidence.
the material you will need to use during your exam the night before.

your phone on silent while in class.
R Reward yourself after accomplishing a task.
yourself when your exam is over. Remember you did your best!
your textbooks in preparation for class.
from having caffeinated drinks the night before an exam since it will disturb your sleep.
your notes once a week.
your answers once you finish an exam, if there is time – many mistakes will be discovered in revision.
S Sit
in a quiet area to study.
through chapters. Read headlines and topic sentences to give you an overview before you begin.
ahead. It ensures your success.
your assignments early. It reduces stress and gives you enough time to do quality work.
with a friend.
T Take notes in class. They prepare you for exams.
your assignments seriously. In the end, every point will count towards
your final grade.
Test yourself the night before an exam.
U Use a calendar to plan your activities.