How to Pass EXAMS

2018-11-28 12:00

Every student must face exam at different times and each student desires to achieve success.
it’s impossible to get away from exams. every examination is very simple and easy to pass if the candidate(s) have an understanding of "how to pass exams". Here are simple guides on how to pass exams.

01. Use the Exam Syllabus.
Every examination body [School, WAEC, JAMB, NECO ...] has syllabus which serves as an area of concentration and it includes topics and sub-topics that must be covered.  Therefore, for a student who wants to succeed (s)he must study extensively in line with the topics given on the syllabus.

02. Use a workable/reading time table.
Almost all candidates will prepare a reading time-table but only few follow it committedly. Form the habit of drawing and working with your time table; it is paramount that you make for yourself a time table as this will help you make a balanced reading coverage of your courses/subjects. time table also helps you know when you have to read.

03. Use Recommended Textbooks 
This is very important as it is provided to guide your scope of subject topics. if the exams you are preparing for do not have officially recommended textbooks, request from those that have written and passed the examination in the past. You can also make use of search engines online.

04. Read Consistently
Reading two (2) hours every day is more effective than reading fifteen (15) hours once in a week. Reading culture must be cultivated; This is because the more you read, the more you know. The more you know, the higher your chances of passing your examinations.

05. Explore Help
No man is an island; it is a proven fact that human beings do badly when isolated from others. thus there is need for community if we must thrive.
candidates who wish to succeed must join community of like minds - you may have to attend classes, lessons/ tutorials, group reading, or seek assistance from someone who knows better, and can assist you in difficult areas. 
it is also very helpful to read past questions of the very exams you are preparing for as it acquaints you on how the exam questions looks like

06. Pre-Exam Revision 
Ensure a thorough revision of a higher volume of all you have read 24hours to the exam. This will help save you from seeing questions you would know answers to but unable to attend to them owing to a faded call back to memory.
Candidates who aims to pass must ensure as much as possible a thorough revision of all you have read before the exams for easy recollection.

07. Eschew Bad Handwriting 
Bad hand writing is bad. do not forget that in cases of written examination, the maker would have bulks of examination scripts to mark and as such may likely treat badly a script with bad hand writing. According to researchers, good handwriting gives first impression of brilliance. 

08. Follow all Rules and Regulations 
Failure to keep the guiding rules and regulations set by the exam body might implicate a candidate. either in the form of paper cancellation, mark deduction or some other disciplinary measure that may not be favorable. Avoid cheating and all other forms of examination malpractice. 

09. Be Time Conscious 
time is everything; knowing what to write and not having the time to write is not better than not knowing what to write. Learn to gauge the time you have. Answer familiar questions first, Work at attending to all the questions and strive to review your answers before the end of stipulated time. 

10. Strike Factor Balance. 
Do not be over confidence - Don’t think yourself as extremely good and neglect the basic things you should know or do - Read and understand each question before writing down your answers – Acknowledge the place of God through sincere prayers with zero negligence of hard work.  

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