Getting A’s in any exam is very easy if you know the best approach to tackle the question. It is not the highest readers or the ones that study most that have the best of grade in the university anywhere in the world.
To make good grade has a lot of tactics and strategies to implement to see the desired result. I remember when I was in the university at my early second year. The second semester result for 100level was just released, and one of my friend walked up to me and asked me, “guy you dey carry jazz?”
I was surprised and ask him the reason for asking me that kind of question. And he told me that some guys were discussing it. He continue and said, “you don’t read that much, you joke a lot and even socialize, yet you have A’s everywhere. The truth is that you study and write exam with smartness to get the best grade.
Yes the exam environment may be different across disciplines. Some schools prepare their exam in the essay format, other schools may prefer, objectives or sub-objectives questions. But all is approached almost with the same strategies.
It doesn’t matter if you’re studying Medicine, Economics, Accounting, every exam can be tackled almost the same way as shared here. Most students read and prepare very well only to fumble in exam hall and at the end complain one or two things as the source of their failure.
If you want to learn this simple but powerful steps getting A’s in any exam, then below is the steps:
Study smartly for the Exam
To make “A” in any exam require smart study of your book . Nothing else can take the place of study in exam success, Studying gives you knowledge of the subject in question and at the same time boost your moral.
So the sacrifice here now is reading and studying. Learn to read ahead of the class, collect materials from your senior colleagues and start reading immediately the semester resume for the exam. Learn the best study time that align with your body chemistry and make use of it.
Explore the benefit of past question
Past questions is a good starting point to know your lecturers. Having passed question on each subject help you to know the lecturer pattern of question, thereby helping you to prepare along that line. Most exam bodies should have past papers available online but your teacher will get you started on these in class.
This process isn’t just about preparing an answer for a specific question, it’s about understanding how you approach a question in an exam, how to structure your answer, the timings you should assign and what information will get marks.
However, past question does not mean you should limit yourself to it, rather let it give you an overview of the subject.
Read the instruction and question carefully
There are situations where most student just see the question paper and start immediately with excitement without even reading the instruction. That the questions are cheap does not mean you should answer everything. Follow instruction, answer the required number accurately.
Before you start answering the questions read the instruction and all the question carefully at least once. Even though you generally won’t be writing answers to every question on the paper, reading all questions thoroughly will make sure you make the right choices and can highlight how much you know about the topic.
Start with question you know more
Most lecturers judge you with your first answer. So if you flop in the first question they easily conclude about you with that notion. This is Nigeria my dear, first impression really matters a lot. Don’t give bad impression at a start, you might be judged all through your answers by the way you answer the first exam question.
Yes! because most lecturer simply take time to read the very first answer, and then use skimming approach for the rest. But once you answer the very first question comprehensively and accurately, it is assumed you know what you are doing then less attention is paid on your others answers.
Time management is important
This is also another reason you must study with past questions as this will enable you to pre-test yourself before the exam. After reading through the questions and the time allotted to each question, time yourself to ensure you meet up with the allotted time for the question.
Try to write fast as much as you can be but don’t over fast to write with bad hand writing. And remember to leave yourself some time at the end to go back over your answers and add in little notes or pieces of information about the topic. Always proof read your answer in case of any mistake.
Write with Good Hand Writing
You can be good academically and still be having C’s in exam because of your hand writing. Most lecturer’s got exhausted with bad hand writing, thereby making wrong generalization of the student. The truth is if you attempting essay question try as much as possible to write with legible hand writing.
If your hand writing is that bad, go and learn how to improve on your hand writing. Ask for the help of a tutor who can guide you on improving your hand writing. Buy note and start learning gradually and with time you will improve.
Review your Answers Thoroughly.
One of the most costliest mistake student make is not to review their answer before submission. As you writing your exams many thought are flashing you’re at the same time, and you can miss some. Because you jump some word, you then need to revisit your answer and correct your mistake.
Avoid error prone work in the university. It reduces your marks and readability of your work. Proofread your answers as much as you can to correct any spelling mistakes and add any extra comments you think are worth mentioning. Always show the examiner what you’re made of!
Remember exam is more like a test of knowledge, so don’t panic over it, calm yourself down and approach the exam with all confidence. Master the strategies to tackle the exam