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Some people find it really easy to remember facts and figures, while others are more practical by nature, so here are some handy hints to help you pass with flying colours, whatever your approach.
Use mental associations by making lists and creating visual associations. For example for every road rule attach a visual picture to it, eg a mental 'snapshot' of a scene where the rule has been applied. And for every traffic sign imagine yourself taking the right action.
On test day you'll really appreciate all the work you put in going over theory information and practicing your maneuvers again and again.
Studies show that people learn faster with a study buddy, so team up with a friend and test each other with questions and tricky scenarios.
Not for tips (as people with licence's may have a few bad driving habits), but to test yourself on real-life scenarios so you can think about what you would have done if you'd been in the driving seat.
Everyone worries that their minds will go blank in a test, so if you start to panic, focus on your breathing (most of us forget to breathe when we're nervous or scared). Take three slow deep breaths - this will calm the body, lower adrenaline levels and relax any tense muscles.
Keep the tests in perspective. It's not the end of the world if you do something wrong or even fail. You can take them again.
Don't let stress drive you. If you feel panic creeping over you, slow down, take a deep breath, tell yourself you can do it and simply focus on the road ahead.
Being tired can really affect your memory recall and driving.
Focus on what the examiner says and don't be afraid to ask them to repeat an instruction if you're unsure of what they mean.
How we think directly affects our behavior, so picture yourself driving smoothly and confidently. Remember, thousands of people across the world pass their driving test every day - you can too!