Getting ready for exams with a week or so to the examination can be tricky and the BECE and WASSCE 2020 exams are not different.
It is not uncommon to get confused as to what to do a few days to exams and it can be frustrating however, in this article I will share with you some very proactive steps to take. These will help you sail through the exams. However keep it in mind that, passing an exam goes beyond good preparation.
Have you heard that “you can not clear the forest by a single blow from your axe” before?” This means you cannot learn all the topics for a particular subject in one sitting.
1. Break your WASSCE 2020 learning schedules or study time into chunks, topics, or pages per learning period and reward yourself with breaks.
Some experts recommend studying in 30–50 minutes intervals with 10-minute breaks are the most effective however, with the exams fast approaching many 45 minutes with 10 minutes breaks and 4 sessions per subject per day should set you on the path for exam success.
2. Lock up or put away electronic gadgets
Your phone and laptops are a big distraction when putting in your final preparations. But if they are the source or database of your learning materials, you require more discipline to succeed with them.
If not needed, put them away because your WASSCE 2020 or BECE 2020 examination needs more attention to get you ready for the task.
Youtube is an important learning hub, watch videos on topics you are finding it difficult to understand here.
3. In the last few days to the exams, it is important to dedicate time to answering past questions and putting yourself under examination conditions in doing this. This will help you to detect your weaknesses and areas that need polishing. WASSCE questions have familiar questions being repeated. Solving past questions help you test your readiness.
Study, test yourself, study again, then test. Keep repeating this until your confident level reaches its peak per subject.
4. Teach others to help you revise especially topics that are difficult. Come out with questions and challenge yourself and your colleagues to solve the question in record time.
Let a colleague lead the solving and every member of your study group should contribute to solving the question. Where you are alone, you can even teach your pillow. When you wake up in the morning, try to recollect what you learned the previous day. Give 2 hours for revision for all that was learned in a day just before you go to sleep.
5. If you are learning all night or for very long hours, you need 15–20-minute nap. The absence of sleep can make you weak, sleepy, and weak. In case you learn better at night, either sleep during the day or go to bed early say by 6 pm and wake up in three hours or so to earn till morning then get an hour of sleep before 7 am. This gives you 8 hours of learning with breaks and an hour of sleep.
6. Drink a lot of liquid and water is recommended as it stimulates the body and helps in thinking properly. Some students also keep a gum around to keep them active and deal with attempts to sleep. In a similar manner, Chewing gum can also help recall memorized data. Hope this helps you with your last week’s preparation.
7. Use blue ink while making notes. You are more likely to remember your notes in blue ink as compared to black ink (or any other ink).
8. Believe you can do it, stay focus and discipline, give out your best, and pray. Yes, you can.
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Source: Wisdom Hammond