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Tuesday, 15 November 2016

Exam Preparation Tip No. 28

INVALUABLE TIPS WHEN WRITING THE EXAM

  1. Make sure that you have the correct exam paper.
  2. Read the whole exam paper carefully before you start writing the answers.
  3. Plan carefully so that you complete the required number of questions within the prescribed time.
  4. Study the instructions carefully so you know exactly how many questions you should choose. You may be required to choose between questions, but often also inside the questions themselves.
  5. Read the question carefully and underline the verbs. The verbs tell you exactly what is expected of you.
  6. Number the questions correctly and exactly as in the paper.
  7. Plan roughly the structure of your answer before you start writing.
  8. Read the instructions on the paper carefully and attentively.
  9. Leave rows open between questions and always start each new section on a new page.
  10. If time allows, read your answers to check whether they are correct.
  11. Write clearly and legibly.
  12. Do not panic, enjoy the challenge and the opportunity it offers you to test your knowledge.
  13. Always write as much as possible. In most cases, you will have to give more than one fact for one mark; you will have to write more.
  14. Remember that the quality of the answers be marked as a whole and not just the number of facts.
  15. In most of the questions you will be expected to apply your knowledge.
  16. Answer the questions in the required format, e.g. In the form of an essay, a program, a review, an interview, a letter, a calculation etc.
  17. Before submitting your paper, make sure you have crossed out all the rough work or questions you do not want to be marked. 
  18. Make sure all your answer books/addendums/appendices are submitted.

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Monday, 14 November 2016

Exam Preparation Tip No. 27

BE HONEST

Never resolve to dishonesty if you do not know the answer to a question. Parents and educators should teach students not to use any kind of malpractice in the exam hall, as the penalties may be detrimental to their future and even lead to expulsion if it becomes known.

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Exam Preparation Tip No. 26

WRITE NEATLY AND PRESENT WELL

Write down your answers neatly and legibly. It makes it easier for your teacher to mark your answer sheet if it is presented in such a way that your answers can be clearly distinguished from each other. Use the correct numbering scheme that corresponds to the questions, even if your answers do not follow chronologically. Remember, you have a better chance of securing your marks if presented clearly. If your handwriting is illegible and your work is presented in a chaotic fashion you might miss out on marks simply because no one can read whether your answer is correct or not. It might be very difficult to convince them otherwise.

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Friday, 11 November 2016

Exam Preparation Tip No. 25

DO THE QUESTIONS YOU KNOW FIRST

Time is limited during an exam so try to complete the questions that you do know the answers of first. You can always go back to complete the questions that you skipped over. When struggling with a question you don’t know the answer of you are only wasting time. You will be forced to rush through the questions that you do know the answers of, which can lead to negligent mistakes. 

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Exam Preparation Tip No. 24

ARRIVE ON TIME

It is best to arrive early for the exam than to run in at the last minute feeling anxious and flustered. Give yourself at least 10 minutes to gather your thoughts and settle down before you enter. You will feel much calmer knowing that you don’t need to rush against time and can choose a good place to sit- preferably away from distracting or anxious classmates.

Be relaxed right before you start writing. Do not try to cram work mere minutes before you write. 

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Thursday, 10 November 2016

Exam Preparation Tip No. 23

TRUST IN GOD

If you are religious you can pray before an exam. Remember that God will not write the exam for you or give you answers supernaturally if you have not studied, but He can give you strength, peace and wisdom. He will guide you in this stressful period. 

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Exam Preparation Tip No. 22

BE ACTIVE

Do not get so caught up in studying that you neglect a healthy lifestyle. You will in fact benefit from being active during your exams. It has scientifically been proven that as little as 20 minutes of cardio can improve your memory retention. It will increase your levels of energy - which is important to concentrate. Exercise is also helpful to release stress. Any physical activity such as running, jogging, walking, biking, or dancing is good.

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