- Listening In Class
I know some of you might be thinking, well I’m stating the obvious but it’s definitely a key pointer to note. Look out for model answers your teachers point out and sometimes they may hint on what may be tested. Make sure to spot what they constantly repeat on as they cannot put it out there that it’s going to be tested. Listening in class helps you with taking down notes and specific answers which will be vital for revision as well and understanding better.
Having a notebook for each subject is really important as you do not want to waste time when trying to revise for your exams, but save time by looking through your notes and then spend your time practising instead. Take down model answers, highlight keywords which you have to use specifically in answering your questions as those are the ones which are going to gain you marks, write down your formulas, important things you have to remember. You want to be able to refer quickly when you are in doubt or you have trouble answering questions. You can also create abbreviations or make up something in order to help you remember certain key pointers, as it really helps me to make remembering easier.
I always believe that doing just what your teachers give you is not enough, but even if it is, it doesn’t hurt to get yourself extra past year papers and practice books, do the practice books before your exams to refresh your memory in order and then start with past year papers, it’s always important to be CONSISTENT and not start only at the last minute as cramming your head with information is never the best way to score.
4. Schedule Well
Get yourself a planner or calendar, physical or not, as being organized and penning down what you have to study is more important and effective than you think it is. Start on your weak subjects earlier, plan on how much work to do each day, so you do not go off schedule and end up needing to rush at the very last minute. Planning definitely goes a long way and it will help you more than you think it will, also to remind you that you are right on track.
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6. Testing Yourself
You can always get someone to test you on what you have to remember, to ensure you really have it embedded in your head. Writing out questions you struggle to remember the answers to and then testing yourself really helps as well, if you do not have anyone to test you or if you rather do it yourself.