For many students, preparing for exams seem very tasking and frightening, but success is guaranteed with preparation prior examination day.
Considering these steps below will really help:
CREATE ENOUGH TIME TO STUDY: Avoid last minute studying, this is very dangerous because it increases examination pressure. Make sure to start studying months before the examination. Partial study is never the best way to study for and examination.
PRACTICE WITH PAST QUESTIONS: one of the most effective ways of preparing for an examination to get familiar with the way questions are set in the examination. This will go a long way in reducing examination pressure. This also helps to concentrate on certain topic areas. Also make sure to time yourself with the examination regular timing while answering past questions.
ILLUSTRATE YOUR ANSWERS TO OTHERS: During examination preparation, explain your views and the reason for your answers to other people. No body knows it all. Other people’s opinion also matters. Also ensure to engage people that have done same examination in discussion and ask relevant questions.
HAVE A STUDY GROUP: Having people to study with helps a lot, as it helps to familiarize more with the examination study. Sometimes discussion of the study sticks more than what is read personally. Be careful to be focused on the subject because it is easy to get distracted among your peers.
KNOW YOURSELF: It is very important to know when one is mostly active. Try out several times of the day to read, know if you assimilate more during daytime or night.
TAKE IT EASY ON YOURSELF: Make sure not to overwork your brain and ensure to take regular breaks. Studying for long hours is not so healthy for the brain. Sometimes stay away from the book and just reflect on what has been studied previously.
PLAN YOUR EXAM DAY: With timely and effective preparation exam pressure should be at 0% on the examination day. Be sure to do the following on exam day
Plan your route, so as to get to your destination on time.
Ensure to get to your exam venue at least one hour before exam kicks off
Eat before going for exam. However, it should be something light.
These tips are useful but the most important thing is to know yourself, some grab quickly some minutes or hours to exam while some won't grab anything at all. Some prefer reading days to exam and relax their brain few hours to exam and mostly get to the centre before time.
Knowing your self is the most important. Like me if I read days or weeks to the exam I usually forget everything by the exam day. But you see that last minute reading it always works for me.
Another thing is understand the best time your brain understands what you read. Some people is at 3am in the morning while others is 8am or 9pm
I totally agree with everything you said on this post, to prepare for an examination you have to study really hard, but the key to success in any given examination is understanding, you have to understand what you're studying and know how it can applied in any given time or situation
Always read because we will never know when exam is coming,
Knowing your self is the most important. Like me if I read days or weeks to the exam I usually forget everything by the exam day. But you see that last minute reading it always works for me.These tips are useful but the most important thing is to know yourself, some grab quickly some minutes or hours to exam while some won't grab anything at all. Some prefer reading days to exam and relax.
You have to read ahead of the exam dates, go to the library make more research on your work. Try answering questions in your words it award more marks. Pray to God , handle your exams in the hands of God and lastly treat past questions it will really be of help.
Reading months before exams is a good tip but most people forget what they read after a long period of time some do grab during class than reading some do read for hours but still forget what they read, some read few hours before exams and grabs everything the thing is that student should know how to read at thier own pace
The thing about reading for exams is that no matter how you read or how you prepare if your mind is not there you’ll end up failing. I know of people who read 18hrs a day n at the end of the day they still fail. It just takes the grace of God in everything we do.
It is also essential for students who are preparing for exam to always place themselves on the examination conditions they are about to write. Because even if you have really prepared for an exam and you haven't set yourself on the exam condition like time management and all that, it might be difficult to put out the best in you.