Our Exam Checklist #MotivationMonday

Written by Jenny

Feel prepared and ready to go the next day. Night before your exam:

  1. Pack the night before! Make your exam checklist.
    • Here is an example of my exam checklist:
        • student ID/ID with a photo
        • pens, pencils, erasers, sharpener, highlighters, rulers
        • 2 bottles of water (remove the labels)
        • watch (not a smart watch)
        • 2 packs of tissues
        • layered comfortable clothing (some exam rooms are too hot and others are too cold)
        • light snacks or lollies to reward myself in a 3 hour exam
        • an approved calculator (if required)
        • allowed notes or textbook (for open book exams)
        • and anything else I think I will need for the particular exam

  2. Sleep well!
    • Get enough sleep and you’ll thank calm and collected yourself in the morning
  3. Get there early!
    • Set those alarms. If you are often fashionably late, set 3 alarms to wake up or set an alarm of when you need to leave the house to make it there.
  4. Better to be early than late!
    • Check how long it will take you to get to your exam and factor in an extra hour in case of bad traffic or delayed public transport. Nobody has time to worry about being late to an exam on exam day.

Cool. Calm. Collected. You got this! Day of exam:

  1.  Eat well!
    • Eat a health breakfast/lunch to full that wonderful brain of yours but also doesn’t give you a ‘food coma’
  2.  Check your checklist!
    • Quickly go through your checklist to see that everything is there so you don’t have to go back home to get something you forgot
  3. Stay hydrated!


You can check out our other study related articles here or in the ‘Studies’ Category under the ‘Posts’ tab.


Good luck!


This article was inspired by www.monash.edu/rlo/study-skills/preparing-for-exams/exam-strategies (Check out more study skills there)

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