How to study more effectively for the UMAT
Here are some helpful tips to help you keep motivated, able to concentrate, at your peak and ready to achieve your UMAT goal.
- Exercise before you work. Do at least 20 minutes of aerobic exercise before sitting down to do any sort of study or work (particularly for UMAT study). This is not just helpful for UMAT preparation but for general schooling as well. Being in better physical health will improve your ability to concentrate, focus for longer and think faster than those who do not get regular exercise.
- Prepare your space. Find a place where you can stay focused for a prolonged period of time. Make sure all the tools you require are in your space for UMAT study: that way you don’t waste valuable study time looking for them. There should also be good lighting, and a desk or table with an upright chair to work at to help you focus. It’s important that this place is away from all distractions like TV, ipods and phones. Not having a properly prepared study place is a major time wasting problem for many students preparing to sit tests like the UMAT.
- Sit up straight and look at your work head on. You will find you are able to study much more effectively when you are directly facing your book or paper rather than having it on an angle. Never lie on your bed for UMAT study. You will either doze off or work less effectively.
- Take five minute breaks. Whenever you start to feel fatigued, take a quick break. A five minute break gives you enough time to get a snack or a drink or take a breather. This short break will provide you with an energy boost to keep studying for the UMAT. However, it is important that you limit your breaks to no more than five minutes. Don’t get carried away checking Facebook or watching your favourite TV show. There will be plenty of time for that after you complete the UMAT and at the end of the year.
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