The Day of an Exam Tips

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

My exams officially start tomorrow (oh geez!) and exams are a high stress time of the school year. Leading up to the big exam, you have studied (I hope!) but that still leaves some jitters for the actual test! Here are my tips for the day of an exam:

Be Prepared- Bring everything that you need! Sharpen your pencils (or have extra lead if you use mechanical pencils). Bring extra loose-leaf paper (just in case). Charge your calculator (if it is a math or science exam). Make sure you have everything that you need so that way you are not running around like a crazy person the second before the exam begins trying to find a pencil!

Get Plenty of Rest- Make sure to get a good amount of sleep the night before (aka don't stay up too late studying!) because you don't want to be exhausted during the test.

Eat a Good Breakfast- I get hungry so easily so on exam days I make sure to eat a good breakfast for fuel and so my stomach doesn't grumble during the test!

Bring a Snack- My school has one exam, a 30 minute break, and then the next exam. I always bring a snack so I don't get overly hungry!

Drink Lots of Water- Hydration is Key! Bring a cup with you to take into the exam room! I know that if I don't have water, I get really thirsty which is a distraction you can easily prevent!

Don't Worry (too much!)- It's perfectly okay to be nervous! I know that I am most nervous before my first exam but then I calm down a bit for my other exams! Just remember that it will all be over before you know it!

Treat Yourself (after the Exam)- You made it! When you get home, reward yourself (have a sweet treat, do a little online shopping, paint your nails, go for a walk, watch an episode of Netflix)! If you have an exam the next day, don't reward yourself too long so you can study for your next exam!

If you need exam studying tips, check out this post!

What are your favorite day of the exam tips? Let me know in the comments!


  1. These are great tips, thanks for sharing them Katie! Good Luck on your exams!


  2. Love these tips! My favorite is definitely the last one, where I love going to a movie with friends after the final exam :) Good luck!


  3. Love the personalization on your binder! Such a cute idea & thanks for the tips! Good luck on your exams!
    xo, Maria
    Gal and the City

    1. Thanks Maria, I'm planning on doing a DIY post on the binder cover later this summer (around back to school time)!


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