Jakarta International College

Hello everyone! December is a month that we all have been waiting for. Christmas and New Year are just around the corner, and we couldn’t be more excited about it.

However, for some students, December is also a month for exam or exam preparations. For those of you who are having your exam in December or January, JIC will give you tips on how to excel on your exam.


  1. Time management

    Always make sure that you have enough time to study and make a study schedule that fits you. Although some students seem to thrive on last-minute studying, this might not be the case for you. Studying at the very last minute or the night before might not be enough for your brain to memorize all the information, and worst case, you will be too tired to think straight during the exam. Write down how many exams you have and how many pages you need to learn and form a schedule that fits your studying way.

  2. Practice on old exams and quizzes.

    The most effective way to study is by working on previous exam questions and the quizzes your teacher gave you during class. This method would help you see the format and formulation of the problems and know what to expect during the exam.

  3. Organize your study space

    Always make sure that you have enough space on your desk to spread your notes and textbooks. Pay attention to details that might distract you while studying, like clutters or specks of dirt on the corner of your desk. We suggest you make sure your room is bright enough for you to study in and make sure that your chair is comfortable enough to sit on for hours.

  4. Snack on healthy food

    Eating healthy snacks such as fruits and nuts are good for your concentration and memory. Avoid unhealthy food such as junk food, greasy food, and food with artificial sweeteners. Sweets might give you a short burst of attention for a while, but it won’t help you study for a long time as the sugar will make you feel tired and exhausted.

  5. Drink Plenty of water

    Remaining hydrated is crucial for your memory and concentration. Drinking enough water also helps adds to your overall positive mood. Make sure you have a water bottle nearby during your study.

  6. Take regular breaks

    Although you might be eager to study as much as you can to prepare for your exam, it is crucial to take a short break once in a while. Regular breaks are needed for the brain to regain its focus, and studying for long hours is not recommended as long-term retention of knowledgeis almost impossible. Try to find a comfortable study length for you and is just enough for you to memorize what you need for your exam.