An examination is defined as the evaluation of the understanding of the knowledge of a person. The assessment can be carried out in the form of a formal test.
In education — an examination is a test to show the knowledge and ability of a student (learner) . A student who takes an examination is a candidate. The person who decides how well the student has performed is the examiner. An examination may be a written test.
Success is the accomplishment of one’s goals. Success in the exam is a dream of every student (learner) and every student tries to achieve success. The student who does not plan their study schedules has to suffer a lot.
Below are few methods which will help you to Read well, understand and pass your examinations successfully
1. PLAN WHEN YOU’RE GOING TO STUDY( PLANNING)
Successful students schedule specific times throughout the week when they are going to study — and then they stick with their schedule which we call (Reading Time Table). Students who study (sporadically &whimsically) typically do not perform as well as students who have a set study schedule. Even if you’re all caught up with your studies, creating a weekly routine, where you set aside a period of time a few days a week to review your courses will ensure you develop habits that will enable you to succeed in your education long term. I advise you to create your own reading time table.
2. START WITH THE MOST DIFFICULT SUBJECT FIRST.
As your most difficult assignment or subject will require the most effort and mental energy, you should start with it first. Once you have completed the most difficult work, it will be much easier to complete the rest of your work. Believe it or not, starting with the most difficult subject will greatly improve the effectiveness of your study sessions, and your academic performance.
3. AVOID DISTRACTION (Make sure you are not distracted)
Everyone gets distracted by something. Maybe it’s the TV, Or maybe it’s your family or may be it’s your phone or maybe it’s just too quiet. Some people actually study better with a little background noise. When you’re distracted while studying you °lose your train of thought and ° are unable to focus ~both of which will lead to very ineffective studying. Before you start studying, find a place where you won’t be disturbed or distracted. For some people this is a quiet cubicle in the recesses of the library. For others it is in a common area where there is a little background noise.
4. USE STUDY GROUPS.
Have you ever heard the phrase “two heads are better than one?” this can be true when it comes to studying. Working in groups enables you to get help from others when you are struggling to understand a concept, complete assignments more quickly, and teach others, whereby helping both the other students and yourself to internalize the subject matter. Also study groups can become very ineffective if they are not structured and if group members come unprepared. Effective students use study groups effectively.
5. REVIEW YOUR NOTES AND ASSIGNMENT DURING WEEKEND.
Successful students review what they have learned during the weekend. This way they’re well prepared to continue learning new concepts that build upon previous coursework and knowledge acquired the previous week.
6. EACH STUDY TIME SHOULD HAVE A SPECIFIC GOAL.
Simply studying without direction is not effective. You need to know exactly what you need to accomplish during each study session. Before you start studying, set a study session goal that supports your overall academic goal — that is memorize 30 vocabulary words in order to ace the vocabulary section on an upcoming test
7. TAKING REGULAR NAPS.
Researchers found that daytime naps support learning in every child by enhancing memory.
Since your mind is fresh, you are well rested and ready for a new day and a new set of challenges, reading after a nap can help you learn very quick and fast, You will retain more information and you will find it a lot easier to understand new concepts.
8. QUIZ YOURSELF.
Repeated studying after learning had no effect on delayed recall, but repeated testing produced a very positive effect and students’ predictions of their performance were uncorrelated with actual performance.
When you reinforce your memories by testing them, they get much stronger than if you simply reread a passage. Do not waste your time trying to re-read rules or textbooks in order to memorise them. Test yourself to bolster your memory.