How to prepare an exam in a week

How to study in a short time: do you want to prepare a university exam in a week but you don’t know how to do it? Don’t miss our tips!

How to prepare a university exam in a short time


Is it possible to prepare an exam in a week? In theory it is possible, aspiring, why not, even at 30 e praise. Unfortunately, however, not all cases are the same and the variables to be considered are many, from the difficulty of the subject to the number of pages to be studied, from the basic preparation you have on the topics of the exam (is it a subject you like? Have you followed the lessons?

Are they topics that you already know many aspects of?) to the determination, up to the capacity of memorization and learning in the short term that you have. In any case, if you found yourself at the last moment preparing an exam and you don’t want to skip the call, you need a “battle plan” and a valid strategy to deal with the study of the subject in question and overcome the exam brilliantly (or otherwise bring home an 18 if your goal is simply to get the credits).

Do you want some useful tips to prepare an exam in 7 days? We asked the CEPU experts for some tips: here’s what they told us!

Be prepared in less time: the tips to take an exam in 7 days
You have decided to take the exam, you have collected the material you need to prepare yourself and now you only need a plan to study everything in a week. Strength and courage: with these tips you can do it!

Make a detailed roadmap.


In order to be able to study the whole examination program well in 7 days it is necessary to be very organized and very fiscal. The first step is to organize the study. Make an account of the pages to be studied and the chapters and then divide the topics for the days you have available (if you can, leave a day or half a day for a brief final review). Make a pattern even with the hours spent on the books, concentrating the study in the moments of the day that are most congenial to you for concentration. Also, don’t forget to schedule so many short breaks (10-15 minutes) to rest and eat, as well as recharge and not go crazy.

  • No to last-minute summaries, yes to the key-word schemes.
  • If you have been provident and have already summarized the books, using summaries is certainly useful. However, if you are now starting to study a subject, you will not have time to memorize by writing the summaries. Instead, focus on quick and immediate schemes to fix the most important concepts and keywords.
  • Read the notes carefully.
  • If you followed the lessons in class, a valuable help can come from the notes, which can integrate, summarize and / or facilitate the study of textbooks.
  • Listen to the recordings of the lessons in your spare time (if you have them). >
  • If you are lucky enough to have recorded the lessons, it may be helpful to listen to them when you want to take a break and relax.
  • Use colored pencils and highlighters to maximize photographic memory.
  • To prepare for the exams you need to focus on all possible memorization methods. The photographic memory is very valid, especially for the short-term study. Use different colors to highlight different concepts / topics / phases: in this way, by reviewing the page and the associated colors in your mind, it will be easier to remember the contents! Another valid method, if you have so many names to remember, is that of associations.
  • Contact the students who have already given the exam to get useful information on the exam questions.

We use social media all the time, so why not combine business with pleasure by contacting the comrades who have already given the exam to ask them what are the generally asked questions or the most popular topics?


Go to the reception with the professor / professor.


Another useful tactic can be to go to the professor’s or professor’s reception to show you are interested in the subject, to understand which are the topics that interest him most and perhaps to have clarifications on everything that is unclear to you and / or you do not have I got it.
Make a study group with your classmates.
The risk of studying with other colleagues is to get too distracted. However, if you have motivated companions like you, it can be worth the saying “union is strength”. Organize a study group, perhaps the day before the exam, for a common review, to exchange doubts and discuss what has been studied.


Don’t be discouraged.


Studying an exam in a week will surely be tiring, so that there will be times when you think you won’t make it and give up. Don’t be discouraged: think about your goals and be sure of your potential.

We use social media all the time, so why not combine business with pleasure by contacting the comrades who have already given the exam to ask them what are the generally asked questions or the most popular topics?


Go to the reception with the professor / professor.
Another useful tactic can be to go to the professor’s or professor’s reception to show you are interested in the subject, to understand which are the topics that interest him most and perhaps to have clarifications on everything that is unclear to you and / or you do not have I got it.
Make a study group with your classmates.


The risk of studying with other colleagues is to get too distracted. However, if you have motivated companions like you, it can be worth the saying “union is strength”. Organize a study group, perhaps the day before the exam, for a common review, to exchange doubts and discuss what has been studied.


Don’t be discouraged.
Studying an exam in a week will surely be tiring, so that there will be times when you think you won’t make it and give up. Don’t be discouraged: think about your goals and be sure of your potential.

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