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Quick Formula For Passing Exams In School

It is general knowledge that some students don’t read before exams and still want to pass, some want to read and pass but don’t know how to go about it and others know how to do both just fine. However, I will be dealing with the ‘seeming intermediaries’ in the equation. Those who want to read but don’t know how to go about it. These steps listed below have been tested and trusted by me, the writer of this article. They have saved me before in the past. The points can still work perfectly three weeks before exams {although it’s not advisable to wait for such a long time before preparing for exams}

  1. Get A Compilation Of The Courses Offered

All handouts, notes and text books recommended or written by the lecturer must be taken into consideration. Some materials like handouts must be arranged sequentially in the manner your lecturer taught you. It is advisable to jot down all the examples given by the lecturer as it has been observed in most universities that lecturers give class examples as exam questions.


  1. Start To Jot Down All The Important Points

This part is moderately easy. In this context, you are required to SKIM and not SCAN. There is a clear difference between the two. Just to explain it in simple terms. Going through a book to find Mahatma Gandhi’s quotes is SKIMMING. To go through the pages to find just one particular quote he made in March 1940, however is SCANNING. I hope you get the idea. When you skim, you go over about a thousand words per minute.

What you need to do is this… Get a new 60 leaves note and a jotter {I’ll later explain why}, go through all your courses. Skim and jot down all the key points involved. For mathematical courses, you don’t even need to jot down the formulas. Just jot down the examples that contain the formulas to get the hang of it. You see, jotting down the points give visual remembrance. Visual remembrance is underrated but it usually helps in exams. All you have to do is remember how you saw what you saw at a particular moment when reading.

  1. Begin Your Reading

Since you have gotten all your important facts in one place, there are few things left to do and one of them is reading through all you have written. As I said above, visual remembrance must also be considered. It comes in handy when all other types of recalling memories fail you. When you are sure you are good with your reading, you can move to the next point which is,

  1. Asking Yourself Questions And Answering Them

This step is usually ignored and considered unnecessary and this is where your newly purchased jotter comes in. Ask yourself questions on the key points you mastered and answer in your jotter. Your chances of retaining the info you read will be higher. You can do this about 4-7 hours before the exam for better retention and recall.

‘Educational experts’ may not agree with my above points and claim it only aids in cramming but then, they have probably forgotten the title of this article. ‘Quick Formula for PASSING exams…’

Some students just want to get through a borrowed course as fast as possible and that must be considered.

I applied this method three hours before an exam I was having and got away with a ‘B’. it was a borrowed course by the way…


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