Sunday, October 7, 2012

Ace That Exam in 5 Easy Steps

Get that A

Acing your exam is much easier once you follow these steps

Acing an exam is easy if you set your mind into it. It’s all about focus and patience.

  1. Make an agenda list. Create a process flow for your review session. This includes gathering your notes and segregating them depending on which topic it covers.
  2. Go through RUME. Read, understand, memorize and explain. First you read your documents from start to finish for at least 3 times so that the information stores in your brain and allows you to understand its concept fully. Then you memorize it by explaining it to yourself or to an imaginary audience over and over again. Its this process that will help you retain the important details you might need in the exam.
  3. Take a break from time to time. Let your brain breathe and absorb what you are trying to take in. The mind can only process so much. Forcing the information into your mind can only disrupt your learning process. You have to be in that state where you are in a positive disposition and a conducive place to study.
  4. During the exam, read all of the questions before you begin and determine which part you should start answering first. Allocating time is an important factor in written exams. Answer the easy questions so you have more time for the harder ones. Initially, concentrate on what you can answer from the top of your mind and determine what you can derive during the rest of your time.
  5. Write legibly and in an organized manner. Also, if you have time, check your answers for at least 2 rounds.  This can help you correct grammar, spelling and wrong answers.

In most scenarios, it is advised to utilize all of the time given to answer the test. Do not ever try to compare your answering speed with that of your classmates. Try to fight the urge of leaving the room as soon as you finish just because others are already submitting their sheets.

All the effort you put in studying will be worth it in the end once you get that A you’ve been hoping for.

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