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Exam Preparation Tips to Help You Pass Exams

Patrick, a computer technician, is a dedicated writer who wishes to make the world better by informing individuals who seek more knowledge.

How to Prepare For Your Exams

The tips you are going to get here are for those who do not want to rush the last minute to pass their exams.

These exam preparation tips are for those who know why they attend classes. It is not meant for the joyriders or class "tourists".

Many students take the learning process lightly or for granted only to panic when they hear the exam is just "around the corner". That is what we used to be told way back in primary school.

You can also bear witness that you yourself have witnessed the same at one time or another. You sit through different lessons without much interest only to rush the last minute. You start cramming a day before the exams and that is not the way to go.

We can avoid this last-minute dash by preparing ourselves on how to pass our exams early. Once we are ready in advance, we will least likely be tempted to cheat during the exams.

But how do you prepare yourself for the exam effectively?

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An Exam Room

An Exam Room

You Should Always Work Hard in Class

The secret of passing exams is simple in that you should always be ready by working hard in your classes. Once you are through with a lesson make sure you take sometime later to go through it.

Once you are through revising, check the end of chapter summary and make sure you can be able to answer questions related to what you have covered. You can make use of the end of chapter exercises if any to test your self how much you have learnt.

Create Your Own Notes by Noting Down Concepts

Always remember to note down concepts that you seem not to be grasping or the ones you might end up forgetting. It is always easier to refer to your own notes than a textbook or your friends' notes.

In a lecturer room it is not a wonder to see students who look like zombies, staring at the lecturer in a listening pose but most of the time they are daydreaming or perhaps "night-dreaming" depending on the time of the lecture.

In case the course you are taking has got practicals, it is important when you are through with any practical lesson to go over it on your own.

For example, if it is an Engineering class and you were learning about parts of a computer, at the end of the lessons ask yourself if you can be able to name them. Most important can you be able to identify them?

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Recall that practice makes perfect.

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10 Tips on Passing Exams

  1. Cover the syllabus that is required of you - most exams tend to cover the entire syllabus. So expect to get a question from any section of what you are supposed to cover.
  2. Be a student of good behaviour - It is obvious that if you are a student of bad behaviour, this can affect your grades. Bad behaviours are like alcoholism, drugs, bullying, disrespect, among others.
  3. Do not be overconfident - well, even if you have prepared well, tackle the exam with humility and soberness. It is not over till you sit for the last exam.
  4. Do not hate any subject - you have to try hard and make friends with the subjects you are tackling. Hating a subject is a recipe for disaster.
  5. Read instructions/questions - when in the exam room make sure you read the instructions as well as the questions well.
  6. Time your paper - when sitting on the exam, make sure you time your paper well. This will enable you to answer all the questions.
  7. Do not annoy the examiner - make sure your answer sheet paper is neat and your handwriting is readable. Neat work will attract good marks as opposed to unreadable works.
  8. Make use of Technology - When it comes to revision, make use of Quizlet, Youtube, publisher’s practice questions, Khan Academy, online tutorials among others.
  9. Rest - Consistent rest helps the brain to perform well.
  10. Eat Healthily - Not too much and not too little and ensure it is a well-balanced diet.


So by the time you come to sit for your exam, you should be confident about what you have covered. Well, check for more tips on how to prepare for your exams. Then you wait for those success wishes from your friends.

Exam Preparation Tips

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2011 Patrick Kamau


Patrick Kamau (author) from Nairobi, Kenya on February 10, 2011:

@Zedekiah- Thanks, my desire is to help people technologically.

zedekiah on February 10, 2011:

For a starter,good work so far and keep it up pato.

Patrick Kamau (author) from Nairobi, Kenya on February 08, 2011:

@RTalloni. Thanks for going through my hub and taking time to comment.

RTalloni on February 08, 2011:

Good stuff!

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