In nursing school, this one’s a must. Not only does this keep you from forgetting what needs to be done, it also prevents you from cramming, thus, also preventing additional stress from happening. Make a mental note on what needs to be done for the day and make sure that these judgments are realistic. Determine what’s more important. Take for example, choosing to study on a Friday night for your finals on Monday knowing that you have 10 chapters to review than partying the night away.
Develop a study schedule and stick with it
You shouldn’t just study the night before the exams, instead, make it a habit to study every night. Try to identify when your best time to study is, determine what studying strategy works best for you. You learn best when reviewing with background music? Then go ahead. You study well in groups? Then arrange group studies. By doing so, you will not only absorb the concepts more effectively, but it will also lessen your workload when the night of the exams comes.