10 ESSENTIAL TIPS ON HOW TO ACE A TEST
The very thought of doing an examination gives people a lot of shivers. Personally, every time an exam paper was placed upon my desk, my heart would race and I would get the sweats in all the wrong places. Thank God, I’m done with school so no more tests for me, Hurray! For those in school, worry no more, I am here at your beck and call to guide you. I will be here with you every step of the way. However, I don’t think that I am qualified enough to give you tips but as a person who has aced a lot of tests-not to brag- I have a few tricks up my sleeve that I can share with you.
The 10 tips on how to ace a test are:
•Have a study plan -
This is a crucial step because it makes you organized. Essentially, you should create a time table showing what to read, and at what time. A study plan helps you to discover what you have and have not read. In so doing, you will have covered a lot of coursework thus making you ready for that exam.
•Avoid distractions -
It is very essential for you to avoid people or activities that will sway your mind from your studies. In so doing, you become focused with all your concentration towards passing that test.
•Take short notes as you study -
This method is one of my favorites. As you take notes, you increase your chances of comprehension. You are also more likely to remember what you wrote down which is an important thing when tackling a test.
• Create mnemonics -
A mnemonic is a tool that helps you remember. It can be a rhyme, a phrase, an acronym, or a song that helps you to remember certain concepts. You will thank me later after passing that exam!
• Stop last minute studying -
Procrastination is a disease that plagues most learners. A good number of us keep putting things off till the last minute. Unfortunately studying at the last minute makes you confused since you cannot grasp all the concepts in a limited time frame. In the long run you find yourself unprepared for that test. Word of advice, is that you should start study from the onset of the semester to give yourself ample time to prepare for a test.
• Take practice tests -
A practice test gets you ready because it mimics the scenario of the forthcoming exam. These tests can help you identify probable questions that may come in the exam.
• Revise past papers -
In school, there is a tendencies of some teachers ‘recycling’ old examinations. In the end you may discover that the questions in the past papers from the previous years, will be found in your present examination. That would be a plus for you if you had gone through such papers. Past papers also make you familiarize with the way certain tutors ask their examinations. That would definitely be a plus for you.
• Ask questions -
Seeking clarification by asking questions is a good way to improve your understanding of various concepts. When you understand them, you will find the exam very easy to do.
• Sleep early on the day prior to the test -
A good night’s rest makes you refreshed and ready to sit the exam with confidence.
• Keep yourself calm and collected before, and as you sit the exam -
It is essential to keep your nerves in check to keep yourself from panicking. Panicking can make you forget all that you have learnt. It can make you fail the exam miserably. Remember to take a breath when faced with tough questions. You can as well leave such questions for a while and come back to them when you mind is clearer.
I hope that I have assisted someone through the tips I have listed above. Leave a comment to let me know your thoughts.
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