30/04/2014

30/04/2014

6 Tips For Getting Ready For Exams

As the exam date approaches you know how important it is to use your time wisely so that you are in a strong position to pass your exams.

1. List all the key areas that you need to complete in order to fully prepare for your exam. Be specific in your study; concentrate on the things which seem to be most important. a. Note items that the lecture emphasised in class. b. Note homework problems that are assigned. 2. Do not stop with just "getting the idea." Be sure that you can work problems without the aid of the book. Practice practice practice. 3. The questions on exams are designed to test your ability to reason and understand rather than your ability to memorise so ensure you fully understand the topics. Have your "hows" and "whys" at your fingertips. 4. Read what the question is really asking, not what you think or want it to ask. Many points are lost because the student does not read the question correctly. On each exam, assume that you have made several small errors and allow enough time at the end of the exam to look for them. 5. An excellent strategy to use when taking an exam is to quickly look through the entire exam and answer all of the questions that are easy for you. Those are "sure" points and help to relieve the pressure when you go back to work on the more difficult and time-consuming problems. 6. Keep up a good steady pace without the clock causing you to panic. Remember, when you panic by constantly thinking about the time factor, the mind closes up on you. Passing is only possible if you concentrate, keep your composure, and maintain a steady pace. Remember your ability to manage your use of time is the key to your exam success.

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