We’re facing a situation we didn’t sign up for. Most of us are called to stay in our own homes, while many brave souls are battling the Covid19 as the frontliners.
If you are one of the future Criminologists who are supposed to take the Criminology Licensure Exam originally scheduled on June 7-9, the postponement seems like a double-edged sword. The extra time can help you prepare more. However, it can also put you in a reluctant and relaxed state knowing that you have more time in your hand.
If you want to make the most out of the remaining days of the quarantine, here are some tips you can try so you can review for the Criminology Licensure Exam more effectively.
Focus on your goal
Are you planning to be a police officer or a Criminology professor? Why do you want to pass the Criminology Licensure Exam so bad?
Once you laid out your goal, it will be easier to keep your mind pumped! Once you know what you want to achieve, you’ll have a better guide on how you want to achieve it.
So, this is the best time to layout your goal and let the world know
“No pandemic can stop me from achieving my goal! No lockdown can pull my desire to pass the board exam!”
Claim it! Let the world know that you will be a Registered Criminologist and it will serve as a stepping stone in reaching your ultimate career goals.
Set a schedule
We’re down with the “supposed last week” of the community quarantine. However, we can’t expect everything to go back to normal as soon as the community quarantine was lifted.
Therefore, it is best to keep your schedule at hand. In creating a schedule, do something that actually works for you. Again, CREATE A SCHEDULE THAT WORKS FOR YOU! Avoid making a schedule that is out of this world and you can’t even consistently follow.
And of course, when setting a schedule, choose the time when you’re mind is at its peak, the time when you can actually focus.
Try the Pomodoro Technique
Have you heard about the Pomodoro Technique? If not, you’re missing the good stuff!
What is the Pomodoro Technique?
Francesco Cirillo created the Pomodoro Technique, a renowned time-management tool used by millions of people all over the world, while a university student looking for a way to get more done in less time.
How does the Pomodoro Technique work?
Ever since I stumbled upon the Pomodoro Technique, I kind of customize it so it will work best for me.
Set your time for 15-25 minutes (your phone’s timer works great for this)
Use that time to continuously read and review your notes. For the whole 15-25 minutes, make sure that you won’t do anything other than reading and reviewing your notes.
Once your timer stops, take a 5-minute break to do your bathroom breaks, change your pen, or check your Social Media accounts.
After the 5-minute break, set your time again and dedicate it to continuous studying.
That’s how easy the Pomodoro Technique is!
Rest when needed
This whole situation is beyond what we can control. That’s why it’s very hard for all of us to keep up with our schedules and with our goals. Sometimes, our visions are in a blur. This whole pandemic is causing our lives to go on an unsteady pace. If you feel like today is not a good day to review, please don’t invalidate your emotions. You might feel lazy from time to time and it’s not surprising considering the chaos happening around us.
But, of course, if you feel more energetic today than you were yesterday, make the most out of your time and read your notes.
It’s better to set some days for your review and take rest days to calm your mind.