Are you dying to get into that college of your dreams? Well then, the first step is to pass the entrance exam. Through this test, the ideal candidates are selected to be the students of that house of studies. If you have already done your selection process and you already have the exam file in your hands, congratulations, you have already taken the first step!
Now, what follows is to prepare for that entrance exam, it really is not something difficult, just that many times nerves and stress make you have bad passes, so for that reason, we decided to create these lines in which you will know how you should study for an entrance exam. Remember that everything depends on you, if you put effort and effort, surely you can achieve it.
How to study for an entrance exam? Here's a step-by-step guide:
1. Make a plan
The first and most important thing is that this is an exam that covers many subjects, so you will have to dedicate time to each one of them. Our suggestion is that you start by seeing how much time you have since that day that you already know the date of the admission exam and make a planning, remember to be super honest and set real goals: how many days and hours a week are you willing to dedicate to study.
The most convenient thing is that you make a study schedule for your admission exam, so it will be easier for you to see your progress and always take into account, at least one week of “cushion” for anything that might happen. Being clear about all this, it will be much easier to organize yourself.
2. From the most difficult to the simplest
As you read in the previous section, an admission exam includes several subjects, a university admission test, generally assesses the following:
As you will have enough time to prepare, our recommendation is that you consult the study guide (this must be provided by your university) and see what are the topics that are most difficult for you and start reviewing them; for example: if your thing is not the dates and historical movements, start there, since having time for your entrance exam, you can delve a little deeper into the topics, this also consider it in your schedule so that you do not get out of control at the time of studying.
Once you have more than mastered them, then yes, go through the ones that are easier for you, in these, you will not have to stop as much because as you already know them, you will simply have to take a look, review them to remember the most important points and voila! you will already be batteries for your entrance exam.
3. Employ study techniques
Do you realize that with these tips you are organizing yourself super well for your admission exam? Well, also remember that when you are studying for each of them, a super important point is to have study techniques that help you understand one better form the knowledge of each subject.
Be careful, each study technique may be different by subject, for example, if for the subject of Biology mind maps are more useful, that does not mean that it does not have to be the same for Mathematics, maybe for that subject you have to make study cards. Remember that everyone learns differently, so the most important thing is that you yourself feel comfortable and realize that you are progressing and assimilating the knowledge.
4. Rest and have fun
Within your schedule or time table, always include days so you can rest; If you put 15 consecutive days without a break between them, it is likely that for a few days before your entrance exam you will feel super tired and no longer want to continue.
Our tip for these cases is that maybe one day of the weekend you will not see absolutely anything of what you are studying and dedicate it to other things that you like and produce pleasure, such as: going to the cinema, watching a movie, going out with your friends or your partner, etc., this will help you feel more motivated and want to continue learning.
5. Use some simulators to "sharpen your knowledge"
On the Internet there are different sites that have simulators so that you can better know how the entrance exam you are going to take is going to be. Some universities even when you get the file for your exam, they offer you (for an extra cost) a simulator with the questions that can come in the test.
If you don't have money to pay it, nothing happens! As you read it, there are several pages on the Internet that can help you to this end, in fact, here is a link to a simulator for you to review and see standard questions for an admission exam. We suggest that when you do, it is when you already have significant progress in the topics you have reviewed, since otherwise, you will surely have several errors and this could cause frustration.
With this type of simulators, you will be able to detect what your areas of opportunity are in such a test and refine the knowledge that you are not learning quite well, it is highly recommended!
6. Relax and chill out the night before
Is tomorrow the expected date for you? Well, we have two things to tell you: the first is congratulations! Because you surely worked hard for that big day and you will do very well. The second is relax, please! It is natural for you to feel nervous, but try to control it, take a deep breath and trust yourself a lot.
We do not suggest that you go crazy trying to assimilate all the knowledge the night before, we assure you that this way you will not achieve anything! Go to bed early, take a deep breath and try to relax as much as you can, sleep peacefully and with the best attitude. The next day, get up in good time to arrive safely at the entrance exam place, have a good breakfast so that hunger does not bother you while you do your test and voila! Trust yourself a lot, you know you can!
7. When push comes to shove, don't stress!
And when you are doing your test, here is this video that could help you to organize yourself much better and that your nerves will not end you, they are very simple but really practical tips that could help you.
Did you see that it is not as difficult as you thought? It's all a matter of a little (or maybe a “lot”) of organization, dedication and effort, which apart from that, is the key to achieving anything you want in life.