Are you an IELTS candidate? Are you preparing to take WAEC, NECO, JAMB or any kind of international or national examination? Do not skip a line. Read each line carefully as you have lots of “exam success” tips to grab. This post will show you how to pass any kind of exam you are about to take.
There is no magical means of passing exams other than reading and writing the exams the way it is expected by the examiner. Exams are really tough and everyone wants to pass successfully, with good grades. But it’s unfortunate that not everyone who participates in an exam passes.
But, I would like to let you know that, some people actually have their own personal tips and tricks for passing any kind of exam successfully and easier than others do. That is why some students outperform others.
Everyone has his own trick but you may like to adopt some more in addition to the one you already have. You may also like to dump the one you already have and go for something new if only you think your present tricks are not working well for you.
Don’t think I want to mention malpractice here. That’s not it. If you pass your exams through malpractices, I bet you, you cannot face all kinds of exam. But with these tips I want to share here you can pass any kind of exam.
I want to share other personal tricks which are effective if you combine it with your reading.
Some actually have this as a habit already. They can’t stay a whole day without reading a piece of work.
Steady reading actually make your brain active and always ready to absorb. And as you read, you gain new ideas everyday. Each day you stay without reading, you actually miss the idea meant for you for that day.
So, to avoid missing such, make reading a habit.
It is important to add that you should map out how long you will read each day. At least 1 hour will do for a start, subsequently, you will increase it.
Tips to Pass Exams Easily
1. Maximize your reading time
Even if you have the shortest period in the world to read, make sure you make the best out of it. Stay away from any form of distraction. Stay away from your phone or electronics, stay away from friends. After reading, you can have those things.
2. Form a reading group
This is actually a good idea but some people cannot fit in naturally because if their temperament. They feel they are losing something at that particular moment and they won’t concentrate. The group reading may have nothing or little to contribute to what they would get on their own.
On the other hand, it works perfectly for some people. Once you take them through a particular topic, they remember it as if they actually read it. Therefore, if it works for you, I recommend you form or join one.
But my opinion generally is, try to affix yourself in a group as two good heads are better than one. The group will help you understand your topic better as everybody contributes.
3. Catch a good sleep
Don’t overstress your brain. It needs some rest, absolute rest. The best form of rest your brain can get is sleep.
Don’t start reading immediately you come back from work. Take a nap before reading. Sleep for at least, 1hour 30 minutes. Sleeping during the day is the best practice. A little sleep in the day will clear your brain for any form of academic exercise.
4. Deal with exam fear and stress
Calm yourself down. Don’t live in fear of the exam. Exam fears will definitely make a negative impact on you. Bury your head in your book with confidence. Take a deep breathe and start reading.
Don’t read everything at the same time. Take it one after the other so it doesn’t become stressful.
5. Look for the exam Syllabus
For any kind of exam you want to write, try to gain access to the topics. For instance, if your are writing WAEC , JAMB or any other kind of exam browse the topics and cover them.
6. Find past questions
Every exam actually have past questions. Brows, download and read the past questions. It will help you get knowledge of the nature of the exam. You may see some questions or similar questions during your examination. So, it’s important you find one.
7. Prep the night before the exam
One of the best times to maximize is the night before the exam day. Pack your exam materials into your school bag. Arrange everything to avoid last minute rush.
Last minute rush can disorganize you and it takes extra effort to compose yourself.
8. Be in the exam venue 30 minutes before time
Get to the exam venue on time, get familiar with the place. Calm your nerves down.
The environment also impacts on the candidates indirectly especially when it’s new to them. So, you need enough time to get used to it.
9. Read and follow exam instructions
Never you start any exam without reading the instructions. Strict obedience to the instructions will also increase your chances of passing the exam.
For instance, if the instruction says, “answer only three questions”, make sure you don’t answer more than that. Some makers maybe very strict as it may cause them to reduce your score for flouting the rule.
10. Take your time in the exam hall
Don’t rush to answer any question when you have not really understood it. The first successful step is to understand the question.
Jump any question your are not sure of and answer the ones you know first. After answering the ones you know, you can go back and make the best out of the ones you are not sure of.
11. Hit the point at once
One trick you need to adopt is to incorporate the main point in your answers within the first 3 – 5 lines. In other words, make your introductory part apt. Also make a catchy conclusion.
Well, this is always applicable while answering a hand written question.
After writing the examination, do not bother about it. If possible, don’t discuss the questions anymore because it will make you raise doubts towards your answers.
Exam success is what everyone wants. Add these tips to the once you already have or you can try a new thing altogether.