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Tiredness is a fact of life for most people - whether it’s because you're working full time or studying all the time, it's hardly surprising that there are days when you feel like a zombie.
Tiredness slows us down
It's been proven that staying awake can affect your response levels. In fact, if you’ve been awake for 18 hours, tiredness can make your responses up to 50% slower. This can make a huge difference to your performance.
Up to 50%
Pro Plus® gives you a caffeine kick that can relieve temporary tiredness, helping you to feel more awake and alert.
Our Top Tips
This is the most important tip on the list. Your state of mind will greatly affect your exam performance, so try to get as much sleep as you can. Pro Plus® might help you to concentrate better if you feel tired during the day.
Having a plan will help to focus your mind and act as a reminder of what you've already learned. Make sure that you factor in time for a well-earned night off and some social time, as well as some you-time.
Find some space
It's best to find a quiet space where you can be alone. It could just be a desk in the corner of your room, but it needs to be somewhere comfortable, well lit, and away from the usual distractions such as your mobile phone.
Revising is more effective if you stop and make notes as you go. Use word associations and diagrams to help you recall important bits of information. Include keywords for each topic, which can help to trigger your memory.
These are written by experts and designed to help you revise each subject in the most efficient way. Ask your lecturer or tutor which guides they recommend for each subject.
Questions and answers
Imagine you're trying to teach someone else about the subject you're revising. Turning facts into questions is an active learning technique that makes your brain work in a slightly different way and cements information into your memory.
Record yourself reading your notes so that you can play them back. Listening to notes you've written yourself ensures you're hearing things back in a way you understand.
Get hold of some past exam papers so that you can see what questions have been asked previously. This will make sure you know what to expect on the day.
This uses the visual and creative parts of your brain and helps you to make links and remember them. Use pictures and coloured pens to bring your notes to life – this should stick in your mind better than pages of words.
You're not alone
Your mates will be going through the same as you - they might even be stuck on the same subjects. You could work together, agree on study nights or just hang out together when you take a well-deserved break.
Prepping for interviews, meeting tight deadlines and working into the small hours – the modern world is a constant balancing act. At the end of the day, you’re the only one who knows if you’ve taken on too much, or you’ve been working too many late shifts in a row, but it’s really important to take some time out to relax and unwind.
Go somewhere quiet, where you’ll be uninterrupted
Put on some soothing music and take a moment to focus on each muscle in your body
Give yoga a go
Contact local community groups or your nearest gym
Try to get at least 20 minutes of physical activity every day
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