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Top exam tips that lead to serious success

Need new study inspiration for the current exam season? If so, Sunet Stemmet of Boston City Campus & Business College suggests some tips below, including advice from Adam Malapa in http://www.learnersguide.co.za/ how-to-pass-matric-with-a-bachelor.

“It is excellent advice and although directed at matrics, it is useful for all learners,” says Sunet.

Exams affect not only students but also their families, mostly parents, and siblings, that provide the back-up support –everyone needs to pitch in!

  1. Convince yourself first –
Your mind works in an amazing way. Think positive thoughts, think “I Can and I will”, never underestimate yourself. The rest will follow.
  2. Have a study schedule and follow it – Hello, this is your future we are talking about! Detail every minute from when you wake up until you go to sleep. Tackle more difficult subjects in morning study sessions when you are fresh, schedule group study or past exams for the afternoon when you feel sleepy. The timetable will be your life. Schedule in study times for a max of 50 minutes at a time, 10 break times or social media time, but be disciplined and turn off your phone after 10 minutes! Take charge of your life.
  3. Allocate enough time for all subjects – Have a balance in your timetable. It won’t help to master one subject but fail other subjects. In addition, covering 4 or more subjects in one day prevents boredom. Remember mathematical subjects need more time for practice and past exams.
  4. Do not procrastinate – Don’t plan on cramming a few days before. Make the change in attitude now.
  5. Be selective of friends – We’re in the make or break zone! This is your time to make choices, deal with obstacles in your way and make goal-motivated decisions. Be wise in your selection of friends and (sorry about this – its temporary though) reduce the amount of time you spend with them. Make your books your best friends.
  6. Use the 5Ps – This stands for ‘Proper Preparation Prevents Poor Performance’. If you prepare yourself properly, avoid surprises in your exam.
  7. Ask for help – go to the school to see your teacher, email your lecturer, ask friends. Make sure you get the answers you need.

8. Learn to love the subjects you hate –
  Remove your mental blocks, shake hands in your head with maths, love your English setwork, and move on together.  We must overcome!.

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