Supporting the exam student

5 P’s: Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance

The Pareto Rule: The 80:20 rule: 20% of your effort yields 80% of your results, so remember to focus!

  • Work expands to fit the time available
  • If you fail to plan, you plan to fail
  • Be organised
  • Set goals
  • Make a plan
  • Prioritise tasks
  • Set deadlines for tasks
  • Break tasks down into manageable chunks
  • Get the hardest task done first!
  • Reward yourself
  • Screen out interruptions
  • 30 minutes exercise aids sleep
  • Get 7/8 hours sleep a night
  • Mornings begin the night before
  • Allow adequate time
  • Taking breaks Do recharge you
  • Diary something to look forward to each week
  • Prioritise rest when tired
  • Learn to say NO nicely
  • Set boundaries around technology & times you are not available

The 4 D’s: There are things I need to

  • DO
  • Delay
  • Delegate
  • D.U.M.P!