In final exam seasons, many university students feel stress and anxiety in a way that affects their academic achievement. Al-Fanar Media offers seven tips that can help you maintain a high degree of concentration and relieve the fear of final exams.
1- Sleep Well.
The first step to making the most of your time is to organise your sleep. Your body needs seven to nine hours of sleep each day. Make sure you get enough sleep. This will help you better memorise your lessons and keep a clear mind. When some students resort to staying up late and spending long hours reading their textbooks, they end up with an unpleasant result: loss of concentration.
If you compare the end result of staying up late, you will find that it is much less beneficial than what you could earn if you had a good sleep at night.
Consider the Arabic saying, “He who reaches for the heights passes countless sleepless nights”, or the exercise motto “no pain, no gain”, and realise that these are metaphors for expressing seriousness and diligence, not literally staying up all night.
In his book “Why We Sleep”, Matthew Walker, a professor of neuroscience and psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, says that sleep before learning something new refreshes your ability to make new memories, while sleep after learning helps you save new memories and prevent forgetting.
(See a related article from Al-Fanar Media: “What Science Says About Getting Good Sleep”.)