2020 WASSCE/BECE Revision Strategies for school candidates is here. This 2020 WASSCE/BECE revision strategies for serious students only based on my personal learning strategies as well as researched is aimed at helping students use efficient and effective methods to revise for their WASSCE/BECE examinations. These personal strategies can be implemented for any examination as well.
Your performance in tests or exams hinges largely on how well you practice and revise, so consideration should be given to new preparation methods to help you retain information and reduce stress levels you prepare for your examination. For this reason, this revision strategy for 2020 WASSCE/BECE will help you reach your full potential and share some new tips on revising for exams.
The strategies shared herein by the writer are well-tested tricks that can boost your performance in the final exams if you practice them religiously during the study. It all depends on your attitude toward learning and the goals you want to achieve. At this point, if you are not serious about your study, you can end it here.
Revision is key in the life of any serious student preparing for the examination. The moment you start revising, you have to focus your efforts on achieving your examination targets. Do not wait for others to remind you of the need to revise, be responsible and start without being pressured, this way you will enjoy each session.
Sad to say, I have come across students in basic school preparing for the BECE, WASSCE final year students as well as countless students at the university who wait until the last minute before they start to revise. This created panic moments and worsened the plight of many with examination stress. Such persons hardly do well in the exams and keep taking the same examination set by WAEC
The first rule of revision is to START EARLY.
You are better off starting your revision early because, it will help you cover so much, you can have days off and spend less time per revision lesson or learning. Late start makes students seat so many hours. There is a student who delays revision and only ends up spending 8 to 10 hours at a time revising per day.
Revision Strategies for WASSCE/BECE that bring results
Revision is a combination of several activities, most of which you will have to do in the exam hall for each question asked.
During your revision period, you either reading through the subject or note or textbook or make summarized notes from your notes or textbooks. Such notes must be written in your own words or understanding. They must be brief and clear.
You must also attempt to solve past questions. Many examinations like the 2020 WASSCE/BECE will have past questions been repeated or new questions that are similar to the past questions. Hence it is important you try your hands on such questions under strict examination conditions.
Revision should also involve, group discussions as well as teach others what you have learned. This helps you to retain or recollect up to 90% of what you learned.
Out of the Box Revision Strategies for Serious Students
Apart from the above, I am sharing an out of the box strategy that smart BECE and WASSCE students use to learn and revise. The 2020 WASSCE/BECE Revising strategies for serious students were my powerful weapons during my revision sessions.
#1 Serious-minded and focused students start their revision for an impending examination 3 to 4 months before the exams. This is so because, they have to learn, relearn and revise severally to ensure they do not do any last-minute rush preparation that will end in a disaster.
#2 Serious WASSCE, BECE, and NOV/DEC students are disciplined because of education and success demand a high level of self-discipline.
#3 Serious WASSCE, BECE develop a flexible but detailed revision time table for each day and indicate the topic and pages to cover per seating or revision. You can not have an effective revision without a time table.
#4 During effective revisions, reward yourself with breaks. During such breaks, walk around, stretch, admire nature such as the flowers, the leaves and how the wind blows them. These basic tricks help the brain refresh.
#5 It is recommended that students break after every 45 minutes however, when you reach your highest level of concentration, keep going up to about 1 hr. The human mind can only focus and effectively absorb information 30-45 minutes at a time.
#6 So, revise a bit, then stop a little, then make another revision, and then break over and over again. Do not force your self to learn 1 to 2 or 3 hours nonstop, because, the shorter the revision periods the better for you.
#7 During revision, keep tough topics and subject more time. A small number of revisions over the three or four months to the exams add up to a large volume of revision and less stress as the time draws nearer.
#8 Revisions are amazing if you learn in the right atmosphere. The practice where students listen to music using earpiece whiles learning is very wrong unless the student is revising with an audio version of his or her note or the music is very low if that is the only way the student can keep his or her concentration.
#9 In the era of technology, you can make your revisions easy by reading and recording your notes with your phone and listening to it while in town, on your way to school, relaxing, etc. It is another smart way to make good use of time and to revise in places you can not carry your notes to.
#10 If you attempt past questions and likely examination questions while revising, it helps increase your understanding of the subject and topic. You can keep a special book in which you solve past questions for easy reference.
#11 While revising, master the keywords used in setting the questions for the subject as well as what they require from you. State and briefly list are two different terms and have different meanings per the subject. Know what each term means per subject or course and practice your correct understanding while revising.
#12 When revising, do your best to understand the basic concepts of the topics you read on or study since you will need it throughout the revision. Some of them are building blocks to other topics as well hence, master them.
#13 When revising, be aware of the type of questions asked in the exams. Never depend on predictions of questions or Apr. You are likely to regret it if this is never asked. WAEC can change the exams question at any time. Make sure your revision covers all relevant topics. This way you can be confident that, you have a better chance of doing well.
Finally, beware and do not revise at the last minute. If you have to then this implies you have not finished your revision program and you are not sure what you have revised.
The last-minute review is sadly not generally particularly helpful apart from helping you memorize and cram a few things t in your short memory.
At this time, it is rather better you started reading casually through the review notes, than start learning a new thing altogether. The shear stress of having to learn new things so close to the test will only increase your stress and make you anxious. Now that you are trying to learn a new thing, the harder it gets to even concentrate.
A quick recap of all we have been saying is start early, revise a little but often, create the optimum learning environment, Practice, practice and practice so GET INTO ACTION NOW!!! with these revision strategies for 2020 WASSCE/BECE