By Harnie Gold
How to prepare for an examination, examinations are given to test our capacity in a subject or in an area. Our result in any examination is determined by the rate of our preparations
Poor or good results as most people think are not dependent only on our good knowledge of the subject or brilliance.
To Excel in any examination, there are factors that must be employed, and that is what am about to share with you right on this very topic ‘ how to prepare for an examination
Not every study routine will work for everyone. So, the key is knowing what works for you and putting it into practice and this is one thing several students, teachers, adults, and even parents have failed to understand.
Most students have followed their friend’s study pattern and yet, have failed in the same exam their friends came out with good grades.
The problem is not always that your friend is better than you are, but you failed to use a study method that suits your unique personality.
Here, we shall give you every useful tip on how to prepare for an examination, starting with your study patterns
1: Practice different study patterns:
When you practice different study patterns, you know what works for you and stick to it.
There are some people how to start preparing for an exam a week before the exam and still come out with excellent grades.
While for some, the secret to having good grades is studying every subject or course regularly months or even weeks before the examination timetable is announced.
Some students have also reported that they do every well in any examination that they were present when it was taught, that is, they do better when they listen to the subject been taught.
The secret for such students is to get audio or videos of these subjects or courses and listen to them over and over again as they also study other written materials.
2: No what time works better for you:
Note the hours of the day that you comprehend better. Some comprehend better when they read in the night than in the day while others comprehend better in the day than in the night.
Just stick to what works for you. Don’t follow a study pattern because it works for a friend(s).
3: Discipline yourself:
Discipline yourself to follow through with your commitment to succeed in your exam and this means a willingness to put the things you are learning from this article into practice.
4: Have a study schedule:
Give priority that areas that need it. Now that you know what works for you, make a study schedule or timetable. Allocate more time to subjects or courses that you are having difficulties with. This will give you adequate time to tackle the difficulties.
5: Drink enough water:
Staying hydrated is very good for the brain. Dehydration can cause headaches and this is not good for you as it will interfere with your studies.
As much as you need to stay hydrated, taking excess liquid is not advised able as it will lead to frequent visits to the restroom. So, the key here is moderation.
6: Proper nutrition:
There are goods that are great for students because they the boost learning and retention ability of the brain. Such foods include whole grains, lean red meat, nuts, egg, fish, berries, citrus, dark chocolate, and cocoa products, etc.
There are also foods to be avoided especially, some minutes or hours to study time and such foods include sugar, fried foods, etc. Also, avoid heavy foods that might make you weak and sleepy.
7: Study necessary materials and past questions:
Studying relevant materials will enable you to have a better understanding because you get to see the same ideas explained in different ways with different illustrations by different authors.
Past questions have always been very helpful because they give you an idea of what to expect from the examination and sometimes if students are fortunate, some questions are repeated
8: Set likely questions:
When studying set and attempt questions by yourself. This will enhance your confidence and also let you know areas you have to give more attention to.
9: If possible, teach others:
Teaching others will help you develop mastery in the subject or course. Note, before you set out to teach others, ensure you are adequately prepared and have a great understanding of the subject or course.
10: prepare your mind and believe in yourself:
Success starts in the mind. Prepare yourself before the exam through positive inner talk. Reaffirm and believe in yourself that you can do it because you can.
11: Don’t forget to pray
Because Afri NOTES is focusing on Africa global tiers, 80% of Africans believes in religion and how life event is fated, so is also important that your pray, yes don’t forget to pray about your education activities, your attending classes, your studies, your exam preparation, and outcomes.
Hope you enjoyed reading this article ‘How To Prepare For An Examination’ my name remains Harnie Gold, reporting from AfriNOTES, stay tuned or best Read More News Here. and also go here to view the list of our eLearning courses