If you are finishing your Baccalaureate studies or Higher Level Training Cycle, surely you are already preparing for the next call for the Evaluation for Access to University (EvAU), also known as Selectividad.
Well, from the European University, we want to help you successfully pass these exams and, for this reason, we wanted to prepare an article with some tips on how to prepare for Selectivity so that you get a very good grade and, in this way, increase your Possibilities of access to the University Degrees that you want .
7 TRICKS TO PREPARE FOR SELECTIVITY
1. PLAN A STUDY SCHEDULE
Once you know the time you have before the exam, create a calendar distributing the subjects and topics that you must study each day . Be realistic and set goals that you know you will achieve.
When carrying out this planning, we recommend that you prioritize those subjects that you have less prepared or that are more tedious and reserve the last days for the simpler ones.
2. BE DISCIPLINED
Preparing for the Selectivity is something that surely requires making some sacrifices on your part. Be consistent and stick to planning your study sessions . If that means less leisure time or hours for sports, think that in the long run it will have been worth it.
It is important that during your study hours you put your full attention on what you are doing. To do this, study actively and dynamically by following these steps:
- Make an exploratory reading of all the contents and take advantage of it to make an outline of the sections and subsections of each topic.
- Read the entire content again, this time in a more detailed and comprehensive way, highlighting the most important concepts.
- Create concept maps, diagrams and / or summaries that help you structure what you study and memorize it.
4. DON’T FORGET TO REVIEW
It is just as important to memorize the contents as to review what has already been studied, especially in the EvAU, where the subjects are many and the syllabi very extensive.
Some experts say that, to remember something well, it is advisable to review it a minimum of 5 times before an exam and that the first one should be done the day after studying . Keep this in mind when planning your calendar.
5. PRACTICE WITH EXAMS FROM PREVIOUS CALLS
One of the best ways to know your progress and assess your level of preparation is by taking EvAU exams from previous years.
Put yourself in situation. Practice doing tests in the established time and without having support material. This will also help you familiarize yourself with these types of exams and identify the most recurring themes.
Don’t be obsessed with studying. The head needs to rest from time to time to be at its best.
Although specialists recommend taking 10-minute breaks every hour and a half to regain concentration and retention capacity, the truth is that you are the one who knows your body and mind best and perhaps you find yourself more comfortable with other times or routines. Find your balance and, above all, avoid becoming exhausted.
7. DON’T STUDY THE DAY BEFORE
When we prepare to face an exam as important as this, the normal thing is that we try to rush the study hours to the maximum, practically until the last minute. However, and in relation to what was said in the previous point, doing this can be counterproductive.
If we want our brain to be 100%, it needs to disconnect. So take advantage of the day before the EvAU to play sports , go out with friends or carry out any other leisure activity . Just relax.
And with this, good luck and good luck!