The Vice Chancellor and Principal of the University of Venda (Univen), Prof Peter Mbati wishes the best of luck to students who will be writing exam in the 2017 examinations. He added that he would also like to encourage all students to study harder and smart. He advises them to never spot the possibilities while studying, but to study everything that they were taught in class.
There are ten useful ways to remember when you are faced with Examinations
1. Organize your study space
2. Use flow charts and diagrams
3. Practice on old exams
4. Explain your answers to others
5. Organize study groups with friends/class mates
6. Take study breaks
7. Snack on brain food
8. Plan your exam day
9. Drink plenty of water
10. Give yourself enough time to study.
15 Tips for Succeeding on the Day of the Exam:
Exam Tip #1
Wake up early so that you do not need to rush through having breakfast and getting ready.
Exam Tip #2
Check the venue and time of the exam to make sure that you have not confused the day/time/venue.
Exam Tip #3
Have a balanced breakfast and eat nothing risky (probably not the best day to have a super-hot curry!). Bananas are always a good option.
Exam Tip #4
Before leaving home, check that you have everything that you will need – ID/student card, stationery, map to the exam venue, etc.
Exam Tip #5
Head to the exam with plenty of time. A lot of unexpected events can happen on your way there and you do not want to be late!
Exam Tip #6
If there are people around who are panicking, avoid them. They are not doing you any favour!
Exam Tip #7
Go to the toilet before the exam starts. Exams can be quite long and there is no time to waste.
Exam Tip #8
Remember to write your name on the exam paper. You would not believe how many people have forgotten to do it!
Exam Tip #9
Read all the questions carefully before starting and quickly plan how much time to allocate to each.
Exam Tip #10
Start answering the questions that you feel most confident about. There is no need to answer the questions in order.
Exam Tip #11
If your brain freezes, just start writing anything and you will soon start remembering more details.
Exam Tip #12
Don’t spend more time than you planned on a particular section/question or you might run out of time to answer other questions and gain those extra marks! Also, leave any questions that you are unsure about for the end.
Exam Tip #13
Don’t be afraid to ask the examiner if you are not clear on a question.
Exam Tip #14
Use every minute of the exam and if you have time left, review your answers before handing back the paper.
Exam Tip #15
Stay calm, you have done your homework and have nothing to fear!
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Date: 31 October 2017