5 study tips for your prelims
It’s your final year of high school and I’m sure your parents/guardians and educators have been ringing your ears with lectures about the importance of preparing well for your preliminary exams.
Without sounding like a parrot, I just want to highlight that your prelims form part of your school-based assessments and they contribute 25% towards your final year average. Here are 5 study tips to help you prepare well and perform at your best for your prelims.
Identify your weaknesses
Being smart about your study goals can be useful for you. I’m sure by now, you’re aware of your strengths and weakness. Maximise on your strengths and keep an eye on your weaknesses.
For instance, take some time out of your day and look at your progress report so you can see which subjects you need to improve on, and spend more time on them. If you’re having a hard time, don’t be afraid to involve your teachers and family in this process.
Procrastination will give you temporary relief from your study demands because it will give you the notion that there’s still time, but the truth is, it will just steal time that you cannot regain and it’ll put you under unnecessary pressure. To know what not to do during exam-time, read this article.
Use previous question papers
Using previous question papers can help you because they’ll give you an idea about the kind of questions you can expect to be asked in your exams. You’ll also get to see how much time you still need to allocate to study for your subjects.
If you haven’t been doing well throughout the year, it’s normal to experience exam anxiety. Being confident can help boost your morale, and prevent you from forgetting what you studied.
When you’re revising with your teacher, don’t be scared to ask questions. If you’re shy to ask questions in front of your classmates, then make time with your teachers during your lunch break or after school.
Exam season is not easy because many people are stressed out and under pressure. But remember that you’re at the end of the finish line, and how you prepare to run that race will either help you or disappoint you. Consider these study tips and keep in mind that doing your best is what matters the most.
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