The examination period is the time to show how much you have read and understood about a given course. Due to how the school system works, your understanding of the whole course for the semester lies within how many questions you could answer in an examination. Though examination is not a true test of knowledge, we do not have the powers to make changes to the school system at the point. We can only relay important techniques you can use to crush and be successful in your next examination.
Due to how the examination system is structured in schools, its important you understand the important techniques that have been proven successful in tackling examination matters and they are shown below:
SPACED REPETITIVE STUDY
Spaced repetitive study is one of the effective ways of learning things faster and in bits. How this works is that, you start reading for a course right from the very first day you stepped into the classroom. You ensure you cover all that was thought in class each day and you attempt all possible questions related to the topics. You can also create a good reading timetable with the list of all your courses. This will guide you on the right course to read at a particular time.
When reading, avoid cramming and only rely on the repetitive learning technique. This technique involves reading a topic over and over again until it becomes a part of you. This is very effective because you wont have to force yourself to remember anything unlike when you make use of the cramming learning technique.
After reading for a particular course topic, ensure you carry out a self test to estimate how successful and how much you know about that topic. If your test performance wasn’t satisfactory, you can easily pin point areas you need to reread again. This technique is very effective and its one of the top secrets successful students use in school.
STUDY ONLY WHAT YOU DONT KNOW
A day to the exam is not the right time to start looking at all the courses again. You might not be able to cover up because of how voluminous most course can be. At this point, its advisable to only read what you don’t know and quickly review all those you know. With this, you will be able to cover a lot within your course and your exam success is guaranteed.
PRACTICE ALL CLASS EXERCISES AND TEST QUESTIONS
When reading for an exam, do not forget to practice all the class exercises and test questions. Most lecturers are so lazy to come up with fresh questions and they prefer repeating same questions they asked during the class. They sometimes go as far as repeating the same question but making changes to the values.
CHECK OUT OTHER QUESTIONS SIMILAR TO THE CLASS EXERCISES
This is also a very important tip for your success in exams. You have to spend little time checking other similar questions. If you have a course textbook that is used for a particular course, check out other questions related to the class exercises. This will broaden your knowledge on that course and will enable you tackle related questions faster.
PRACTICE PAST QUESTIONS
Past questions are questions asked during previous exams on that particular course. This is also a good source of finding related questions on your course topic, and it also gives you an insight on how the exam questions look like. If you want to have higher grades in an exam, you should be willing to understand all questions available in the most recent past question related to your course.
REVIEW ALL YOU HAVE LEARNT BEFORE THE EXAM
Now we have few hours before the exam, the best we can do at this point is to review all we have learnt before. Quickly go through all you have learnt by going through the headers and pin pointing important areas.
HAVE A GOOD NIGHT SLEEP BEFORE THE EXAM
Now you are prepared for the exam and you are fully stressed. Its important you have a good night sleep before the exam day. You can wake up as early as possible the next day to make your last review on what you have been reading.
With the above tips, we hope you will not only read them but also put them in practice. If you have questions, kindly let us know using the comment section below. We are wishing you a success in your upcoming exams.