Steps to prepare better for exams to get good marks and grades :
It is not too late to start preparation for coming exams. What has happened in past is not a point of thought for now. It is time to gather all your energy and plan for writing exams.
You can focus on following steps to see yourself in a better place during exams:
1. Choose relevant and selective study material like textbook, notes, guide books etc.
2. Believe in yourself that you can do it.
3. Make a time table to study all subjects according to your need.
4. Do not focus on one subject only but study all subjects on scheduled time.
5. Make some small points for quick revision. You may prepare flash cards also.
6. Check the syllabus of the exam and identify the simpler topics first to study.
7. After covering simple topics you will gain confidence, now start solving past papers and solve only the questions from topics you already covered.
8. Now select one hard topic and divide it in small parts to study one by one. Continue the work till the exams starts.
9. Take healthy diet and keep positive attitude.
10. Do not visit the friends who de motivate you.
During Exam day:
1. Wake up on time and get ready for exam.
2. Do not panic and remain relaxed.
3. Check all necessary stationary like pen, pencil etc
4. Reach the exam room on time and drink water before exam because without water due to dehydration you may get head ach.
5. Read the compulsory instructions given on the question paper and start answering the known questions or easy questions than hard questions.
6. Do not waste too much time on thinking the answer but after finishing the questions you may again work on the unsolved questions.
7. Once you finish the question paper, check the answer sheet once again.
8. Ensure that you have filled all necessary information on answer sheet.
9. After the exam, do not compare the answers with anyone because it will affect your next exam.
10. Start planning and preparing for next exam.
( Educationist with more than 15 years of experience in India and abroad. Presently he is serving the cause of education in Tanzania.)