How do you prepare for exams?
Important tips and advice for the near entry exams
First: Exam preparation stage:
Reducing the number of hours of sleep, meaning using two hours every day, from 5 am until school time.
- Distributing the subjects to be reviewed over the remaining period of the examination, so that one or two subjects are completed each week.
Allocating an hour or two every day or Friday for review other than daily duties.
- Attention and emphasis on recalling topics that have been explained or recently reported in the curriculum in the recent period, because it will inevitably come from them in the end-of-year exam.
- Training to solve past years exam questions for each subject, by giving the student the exact time for the test and coexisting with the same experience as if you are actually in the test position.
- Do not be lazy about the daily review.
Try to relax every hour and take a little rest between each subject, as well as move from time to time while studying to activate the brain and blood circulation.
Provide a quiet place that helps focus while studying.
- Taking into account that anxiety and tension do not escalate due to the closeness of the exam date, knowing that anxiety in a medium percentage leads to the highest results in the academic achievement process, while low or very high anxiety leads to the lowest results.
- In addition to taking into account that the body, soul and mind are indivisible, you should pay attention to doing a little exercise before starting to study, in addition to paying attention to integrated healthy food (such as fruits, vegetables, and legumes) and staying away as much as possible from carbohydrates and sugars.
Do not drink too much stimulants (such as tea, coffee and Pepsi).
Second: Important instructions for the night of the exam:
- Ensure the exam schedule, dates, and arrangement of materials.
- Preparing the necessary tools every night and appropriate for each subject.
Get enough sleep and stay up late on the night of the exam so that you can focus during the exam.
- Review seat numbers.
Make sure to have breakfast before leaving the house, even if it is a light breakfast.
- Do not talk too much with your colleagues about the subject so that you do not suffer from (distraction) in the information that has been reviewed.
Seeking help from God, trusting oneself, and repeating the appropriate psalms and verses on the night of the exam, which are useful in these situations.
Third: Important tips and instructions within the examination committee:
- Read the whole question paper carefully and calmly and do not rush to answer.
Divide the answer time between the questions, leave some time for review, and do not leave the committee much before the time ends.
Keep in mind that you are on a committee with only one student, you, and do not depend on the efforts of others.
- Leave a blank for not answering each question, as you may need to add, modify or change something after reviewing.
- Start with the easy questions, making sure of the compulsory and optional questions, and leave the difficult questions for the end.
- Dedicate a draft at the end of the answer booklet, and if you remember a point related to another question while you are answering, then hurry to record it in the draft before you forget it.
- You must take into account the organization and order in answering the main and sub-questions.
- If you can't answer the whole question, don't leave it.
- Do not leave the committee until you review your answer.
Clarity of line, cleanliness of paper and organization are among the most important factors for success and excellence.