It is of popular opinion that examination periods are the most stressful and dreadful moments of a student’s life. Examinations usually fill most students’ hearts with fear, anxiety and tension. Truly, some people believe examination is not a true test of a student’s ability, but it is what has been used to test students for as long as we know.
Different strokes for different folks, therefore students have different ways of preparing for their examinations and there is no set method to do so. When asked how they prepare for the exams, Mariam Adegoke, a 400 level student of Statistics said that she starts reading well before the exams, attends night classes when she can and works on past questions. She said her best way of reading is with friends which involves finding the right people to read with to avoid distractions and be able to get help when she needs it.
Also, Ojbu Josephine, a 300 level Physiology student said that she also starts reading well before the exams. She jots down what she reads in a summarized version for easy assimilation and also watches YouTube tutorials. She said her best way to read is alone.
All these sums up to the fact that the most important things to know as a student, to avoid unnecessary examination tension are that:
- You do not have to wait till exams are close by before you start reading.
- You also have to discover the best way for you to read and easily assimilate
- Always ask questions when you are stuck or do not understand whatever you read (either from the lecturer, a course mate who is well-versed in the course, a higher level student who knows the course or even the internet).
- Know what works for you
Wishing you the best in your exams!