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Fast And Effective Tips to Score For Examinations

Updated: May 29

Fast And Effective Tips to Score For Examinations. Examinations are troubling for everyone involved. Be it for the teachers, the parents or the students themselves. As such, here are some quick tips to help you ace every exam that comes your way. 


Firstly, students need to carry out a consistent revision. After every lesson, students should carve out time to re-look at what they have learnt. While co-curricular activities and leadership roles could take a toll on them, students should try their best to make time to make sure that they have truly understood what was taught. Even just fifteen minutes a day, during recess or lunch,  would be beneficial. Albeit short, revision can help students with the issue of information overload. As more than one subject is being taught concurrently in school, oftentimes, students can feel overwhelmed and get confused about what exactly they have learnt. By relating identifying the concepts in the syllabus and relating it to their homework and school notes, students get a chance to attain true understanding by applying what they have learnt.  


Secondly, for students who find themselves struggling to perform with the stress of the examinations, a two-pronged approach could be considered. Should the stress stem from the environmental setting of the examination, one could take mock examinations to prepare oneself for the time duration and limit. By practising for the examination setting, one is able to estimate the speed required to complete the paper as well as get used to concentrating for the full duration of the examination. However, should the stress stem from emotional or even psychological issues, a different approach could be taken. It’s a good first step to recognise that one is feeling emotionally strained. This demonstrates self-awareness and a degree of emotional intelligence. Next, it is necessary for students to identify the exact root of their stress and tackle it accordingly with appropriate stress-management techniques. This is the tricky part. But it isn’t an untenable problem. With the help of family members, friends, teachers, and even councillors, students can eventually learn how to overcome the anxiety that might be holding them back.  


Lastly, tuition could be considered as an option. Be it private tuition or tuition in an agency, both are accessible options as Singapore has an ever-growing economy such as educational services. With a variety of choices, parents can decide together with their children the most suitable option. This often boils down to the child's temperament and learning style. For instance, should a child feel more motivated to learn in a social and group environment, classes in a tuition agency could be a better option. On the flip side, there are students who are better at focusing individually and prefer to clarify their doubts in a one-to-one setting. For the latter, private tuition might be a better fit. Regardless of the environment, tuition should serve to provide students with alternative teaching resources and delivery methods that supplement and complement the school’s curriculum.  


All in all, it is important to recognise that examinations are not the be-all-end-all of education. Rather, it signifies a milestone in our learning. Much like a checklist, examinations could alert us as to the state of our understanding, helping us identify concepts we might have been confused about. As such, one shouldn’t fear examinations. Instead, let’s learn to learn through them.



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