How to Prepare for Exams?

1. Have a Notebook in the Classroom for All Subjects

Keep notes of what you have done in the classroom. It is alright if they are not perfect as long as you have written down all the information given by the teacher.

2. Have a Notebook for Each Subject At Home

From the notebook you use in the classroom, write down the cleaned up version of the information on a new notebook. It is highly recommended that you should have a notebook for each subject. In this notebook, do write in depth of what you were taught and explain how to approach every difficulty.

By doing this you will remember where you struggled and why. Also, by doing this you will create a database which you can refer and study later. We believe studying from the quick notes you made in class can be when you will refer to study 3-4 months later.

3. Practice

We are lucky to be able to find almost everything we need on the internet. You can find many exercises to work on. We suggest that you try and solve all of them early on and then when exams are approaching, try focusing mostly with the ones you struggle with. Ask your teacher or tutor to recommend a study text book as it’s easier to find information in it which you might have forgotten.

4. Solve Past Papers

Solving past papers will help you to be prepared on what to expect in the exams. Most times, questions revised in class can be simpler than the questions that turn up in exams. An exam question can be a combination of 2 or more topics, e.g. algebra and trigonometry.

While we recommend solving past papers for practice, we do not recommend you to expect the same questions to turn up in your exam. Hence, it is always beneficial to practice a variety of questions and achieve confidence in various topics of the subject.

5. Find Your Strength and Your Weaknesses

Two months before the exam, identify the topics you have covered. Create a list of topics you are good at, of topics that can be tricky and of topics with which you really struggle. Spend more time topics you struggle and try to solve problems that you consider hard.

6. Get Your Level Evaluated Outside School

Often we think we are good at something merely because we are better at that particular thing than the people around us. However, you might still have a chance at getting even better. If you find yourself wanting to improve your understanding of few topics, you can always contact Tutor Science and we can provide you with several practice tests.

7. Last but Not the Least

Believe in yourself. But when required, question yourself when you see the need the improve anywhere possible. From our experience with students of Tutor Science, the more you try, the lesser are the chances of you to fail.

“If I don’t believe in myself, then every success brings me closer to failure. But if I believe in myself, every failure brings me closer to success!” – Tutor Science