Studyit has some really good advice for what to do in an exam. Below is a list of some of their top tips:
- Stay calm. Relax. Stay focused.
- Have confidence in yourself.
- Answer the easiest question first to get yourself going.
- Do not spend too long on each question. If you have extra time at the end return to the question.
- Read questions twice. Circle/highlight key terms.
- Proof read answers. Ask yourself – Have I written a complete answer? Have I answered the question that was asked?
- Match the length of your answer to the space provided.
- Watch out for plurals in questions. For example, ‘Name features of graphs’ means that you are required to write at least two features.
- Have you got all the correct equipment?
- English – black/blue pens, refil
- Mathematics – black/blue pens, calculator, pencil (for graphs), rubber, ruler
- Science – black/blue pens, pencil (for graphs), rubber, ruler
- Social Studies – black/blue pens, pencil (for graphs), rubber, ruler
- Additionally consider a pencil sharpener, a highlighter to highlight key words and any other equipment. It’s better to have more than what you need, than have less than what is required.
- Do you know where your exam is? (Hall, or in classrooms for Science – see left)
- Are you pens in a plastic bag?
- Is your cellphone in a plastic bag (and off)?
- Arrive to your exam five minutes early.
Exam Preparation Information (previous blog posts)