It’s exam season in Covenant University. Exams commenced on 23rd august. I don’t know about other people, but I’ll be done with my exams on 9th September. School closes on 11th September and we resume on 1st November. Honestly I cant wait to go home. So back to exams.
Have you ever jacked book to the extent that you could barely move? Like you even refused to talk to anyone so that what you read won’t fly out or something and you just walked straight to your exam hall to pour out everything you read. Lmao. I’m sure we’ve all experienced this once or twice.
Have you heard about the 5P’s of examination?
- P- Proper
- P- preparation
- P- Prevents
- P- Poor
- P- Performance
From the 5P’s of examination, we can conclude that if we make proper preparations for our exams, then our success in the exams is guaranteed.
Steps in Preparing for an Exam
- Be Positive:
- Positivity leads to success. Be positive that your going to succeed in the exams. Don’t let the “Panic Monster” get to you. Panic monster simply refers to that fear of writing the exams; being afraid that you won’t perform well in the exam.
- Pray: Make sure you pray to God to give you strength, retentive memory and good understanding.
- Start early and Space out your studying: Start reading early for your exams so you don’t have to rush to cover everything the day before the exam. Create summaries of your study session so you use it to revise later on.
- Have specific goals for each study session: Having goals for a study session keeps you focused. Your goal could be that at the end of the study session, you should have covered two topics.
- Organize your study materials before you start studying: This helps with minimizing distractions. Before you start reading, organize materials that you’ll use in studying. Example; if your studying a calculation course, arrange your calculator, past questions, note etc. It minimizes the distraction of walking around trying to find your calculator after you already started studying, or even going to your friend’s room to collect a past question.
- Use Technology: You can use google to find out some terms you don’t understand while studying. You can also search up Youtube videos on the topic for better understanding.
- Take advantage of extra resources: If you don’t understand something, you can go to other students for help. You can also meet your tutor or a professor.
- Look after yourself: You will be able to work better if you eat a healthy diet and get enough sleep. Also, don’t stress yourself too much.
- Make sure you know the practical details about your exam: Know where the exam will hold, what time it starts and when you need to get there, know what you need to take with you.