Many SSCE and JAMB candidate wishes to earn good grades from their examination test. I will show you a sharp ten (10) principle that can make you a genius on your examination screening… How to Score High Grades in WAEC Exam.
Before you proceed, check: 2022 WAEC May/June Timetable
The West African Examinations Council (WAEC) is an examination board that conducts the West African Senior School Certificate Examination, for University and Jamb entry examination in West African countries
10 Laws to passing SSCE, JAMB and Aptitude Test
1). USE ALL YOUR SENSES WHILE READING:- Don’t just read; write out brief points that you want to solidify. Don’t just use your eyes; discuss key topics with other people on your course. However, also revise in different locations to vary your intake. This will help you recall later because you’ll store different information at different places.
2). READ AND ATTEMPT PAST QUESTIONS: This advice is often dished out, but many either don’t bother or don’t take it seriously enough. When you do read through the papers, see how the questions are worded and try to grasp what is being asked of you. Look for any recurring themes across past papers so you have an idea of the kind of topics that crop up again and again.
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N/B: If you can’t access past papers, set your own questions or ask tutors if they’d suggest sample questions for you
3). BE TIMELY WHEN ANSWERING QUESTIONS: You may be confident that you’ve got the knowledge, but it’s no use when you know it’ll take four hours to write that knowledge in a two hour exam! Learn to gauge the time you have and get the important factors written out first.
4). UNDERSTAND QUESTIONS LAYOUT BEFORE STARTING:- Don’t be too eager to start while testing yourself, first of all understand the logistics so you’re prepared on the day. I’m amazed at how infrequently this is done. I’ve known module handbooks handed out at the beginning of the year with the exam layout explained… yet some students haven’t bothered reading it. Guess what, they’re less prepared than everyone else!
5). SPEND TIME ON WHAT YOU HAVE LESS KNOWLEDGE ABOUT:- You don’t need to waste time on what’s already firmly planted in your head. I’m sure you feel good going over that stuff, but it’s not actual revision! Also, Practice writing basic notes on topics you think may crop up. Why? because this will help your initial preparation when in the exam. As soon as you start working on a question, you’ll have learned to list main points to cover. That way, forgetfulness won’t be an issue halfway through you.
6). TRY TO EXPLAIN EACH POINT CLEARLY BASE ON HOW YOU UNDERSTAND THE QUESTION:- It’s no use burying the important stuff halfway through a paragraph. Markers are only human. If they don’t understand the point you’re making, or if they miss exactly how vital your point is, you’ll miss out on marks unnecessarily. Your answer should be based on how you understand the question.
7). DON’T PANIC ON QUESTIONS YOU CAN’T PROFER SOLUTION – JUST SKIP:- If you can’t think straight, stop trying to concentrate for a few seconds. Take a few deep breaths and start again. If you’ve calmed down slightly, make some basic notes to help get back on track. If you still feel a mess and it’s getting worse, have a toilet break or ask to be escorted out the room for a breather. Walking away from the exam may sound like wasted time, but a massive panic is likely to waste even more time!
8). WHEN SHOT OF TIME, PEN DOWN POINT:- Briefly list the points you would have made and give short examples if you can. Expand on is as you can until the exam’s over. You may not have produced a fully formed answer, but that list should gain you some extra credit.
9). Present your work neatly. Don’t rush your writing so it can’t be read by the markers! And if you need to make additions or changes, make sure it’s clearly set out before time.
10). SUBMIT AND RELAX:- Don’t keep your performance in isolation, take a break, and relax even if you’ve got another exam that day. Always leave a gap and know that each one is different. Due to crazy timetable issues, I’ve seen some people (fortunately not me!) who’ve had three exams in a day. Can anyone beat that!? Have a breather, even if it’s for a mere 5 or 10 minutes. Your brain deserves a rest!
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