After over ten weeks of active teaching and learning, the semester for the long vacation break is about ending. Certainly, it wouldn’t end without bringing students face-to-face with examinations.
Everyone is certainly busy trying to do some last minute learning ahead of the start of the paper.
To make things easier for you students, here are five things I think you should remember ahead of the start of exams.
Remember the demands of the lecturer
Every course has its objective. Some courses are very practical, others are theoretical, where we learn more of theories. As a student preparing for an exam in that course, you should know what the main focus of that course it. This will help you in studying for that particular course.
For example, your course for this semester could be Principles of Management (INFS 212). At the end of this course, you should be able to understand how to handle and management data in organizations. All your studying should be geared towards that. Some topics treated in class are just a build up for the future and the lecturer has no plans of bringing them in exams. In fact, they may have no direct link with the focus of the code. Identify such courses and don’t spend so much time on them, expecting that your lecturer would bring them in exams.
Remember who your lecturer is
You have been with your lecturer for over ten weeks. You have heard him talk. You have submitted assignments to him and he has marked them. If he is the “hard master” type, you already know. From afar, it should be quite easy for you to know the kind of questions that your lecturers might set for you to answer. Don’t stress yourself that much. This doesn’t mean that his ‘type’ should translate into how hard you should learn but then, this should be a guide.
Remember to solve some past questions set by your lecturer
Check the questions your lecturer has set before for that particular course. Even if not set by him, check what has been asked before on that course.
However, don’t be deceived, past questions sometimes seem easier. Nonetheless, do well to solve as many past questions as possible.
Remember to solve as many questions around the course
It is not all okay to solve just past questions. Go the extra mile. Take online quizzes and set questions for yourself. This will open your mind to other areas and get you well prepared for the exams.
Remember to believe in yourself
Believe in yourself that you have learnt enough for the paper. You really need this. You may think that you haven’t learn enough because you can’t remember so of the areas of study. But hey, cheer up. Your brain is powerful and you will be amazed by the things you’ll write on paper when you see the questions.
Don’t fret. Be confident.
By: Jeffrey Nyabor|universnewsroom.com