How to Stay Focused & Motivated During Exam Season

Exam season is one of the most stressful times of the year for most students. More often than not, it consists of late nights studying, trying to meet deadlines and a lot of stress. If you’re struggling to keep focus and motivation levels high, you definitely aren’t alone. Lack of motivation and focus can directly lead to increased stress and exam anxiety, which around 40% of students struggle with. If you’re struggling to keep focus and motivation levels high whilst studying for exams, here are some of our top exam motivation tips. 


Changing Your Study Scenery

Switching up your study location can positively impact your ability to retrieve and retain the information you’re trying to learn. Not just that, there are several other reasons to change your study space including:

We’re such a strong believer in changing your study space that we put together a blog on some of our favourite study spaces around Hull, take a look!

Regular Breaks 

Breaking up your study sessions in the run-up to exams is one of the most effective ways to keep focus and motivation levels high. By breaking your studying up into smaller, more manageable chunks of time, you’re more likely to be able to remember information and revision notes. Not only this, regular breaks will help keep your mind fresh and focused on the topic you’re studying. 

Revision Timetable 

To help ensure you stick to regular breaks during your studying, you can make a revision timetable. By including your full daily routine in the timetable, you’re able to plan your study around your everyday tasks, making it seem like less of a chore.  


Minimise Distractions 

Distractions are the biggest cause of motivation loss, and the biggest distraction is usually your phone. If you’re studying with your phone nearby, you’re likely to pick it up and check it after your friend sends you a TikTok, you’ll tell yourself you’ll only be on it for 2 minutes and before you know it, two hours have passed. Don’t worry, we’re addicted to TikTok as well. 

Try putting your phone in a drawer or another room completely or maybe turning TVs off – whatever may distract you, try and eliminate it during your studying time. 


Find a Study Style That Suits You

Everybody is completely unique, that’s no different when it comes to finding a studying technique that best suits you. And remember, what works for your friends, may not work for you and vice versa. There are several techniques that can be beneficial and finding yours might not be as easy as you think. 

Some people may thrive by making flashcards with little notes, others may find it useful to complete past papers on the area you’re studying, or, your style might be completely different. A less traditional way of studying that people find beneficial is listening to a recording about the topic whilst taking a walk. 

Whatever your study style, it’s important to experiment and find one that you can enjoy. 


Relaxing After Your Revising 

Having a place where you can relax after spending your time revising is essential. It’s important to be able to switch off in a comfortable place. Here at Castle Homes, we strive to offer students in Hull the best student accommodation so they can excel during their time at Hull University. 

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