Tips on how to study effectively and perform well in Examinations

 Studying for exams doesn’t have to be a stressful experience.”

Grade 12 students in Papua New Guinea are expected to sit for their Grade 12 written expression exams on Aug 1 as per the Education Department’s school calendar.

Grade 10s are expected to sit for their exams from Oct 10 to Oct 14, Grade 12s from Oct 17 to Oct 21 and Grade 8s from Oct 24 to 27.

tips on how to perform well in exams
tips on how to perform well in exams

The following is a guide on how students can study effectively to get good results in exams.

Give yourself enough time to study

This may seem like an obvious one, but it’s important to give yourself enough time to study for your exams.

If you’re trying to cram everything into a short period of time, you’re likely to get overwhelmed and stressed out, which will affect your performance in the exam.

Start studying early and give yourself plenty of time to prepare.

Organise your study space

Another important factor in studying effectively is to have a well-organised study space.

If your desk is cluttered and messy, it will be harder for you to focus on your studies.

Make sure your study area is clean and organised, with all the materials you need close at hand.

This will help you to focus and study more effectively.

Use flow charts and diagrams

Visual aids can be extremely helpful when you’re studying for exams.

Flow charts and diagrams can help you to understand concepts more clearly, and they can also be a useful way to memorise information.

If you’re having trouble understanding a concept, try creating a visual aid to help you remember it.

Practice on old exams

One of the best ways to prepare for exams is to practice with old exams.

This will give you a good idea of what to expect on the actual exam, and it will also help you to identify any areas where you need more study.

Try to find old exams online or from your professor, and take some time to practice before your actual exam.

Explain your answers to others

After you’ve taken an exam, it can be helpful to explain your answers to someone else.

This will help you to solidify your understanding of the material, and it will also give you a chance to hear feedback from someone else.

If you can, find a friend or family member who can help you to understand the material better.

Organise study groups with friends

Studying with friends can be a great way to make the process enjoyable and also to stay motivated.

You can help each other to understand concepts, and you can also hold each other accountable for studying.

If you can, try to find a few friends who are also taking the same exam and form a study group.

Take regular breaks

It’s important to take breaks while you’re studying, or you’ll quickly become overwhelmed and burned out.

Every 20-30 minutes, take a short break to stretch your legs, get some water, or just take a few deep breaths, this will help you to stay focused and avoid burnout.

Snack on brain food

What you eat can have a big impact on your ability to focus and retain information.

When you’re studying, make sure to snack on some healthy foods that will help to boost your brainpower.

Good options include nuts, dark chocolate, and avocado.

Plan your exam day

The night before your exam, take some time to plan out your day.

Make sure you know where the exam is taking place and how long it will take to get there.

You should also plan to arrive early so that you can relax and focus on the exam.

Drink plenty of water

It’s important to stay hydrated while you’re studying, as dehydration can cause fatigue and brain fog and make sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day as well and avoid caffeinated beverages.

Wrapping up

Studying for exams doesn’t have to be a stressful experience.

By following these tips, you can study effectively and improve your chances of getting good results.

Just remember to give yourself enough time to prepare, use visual aids and take regular breaks.

And don’t forget to snack on some brain food!

– Deccan Herald / The National / Study in PNG

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