Univen Acting Vice-Chancellor and Principal, Prof Jan Crafford wishes best of luck to students who will be seating for their 2018 year-end examinations. “I encourage all students to study and prepare for each paper and advise you to never spot the possibilities while studying, but to study everything that you were taught in class”. Prof Crafford urges those who struggle on some other areas of the modules to ask for assistance from those who are doing well or alternatively from study groups where they can discuss with classmates or their mentors. If need be, they can go to ask for assistance from their lecturers before the day of examination. Univen examinations start on Wednesday, 07 November 2018.
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, 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 and student number 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 question.
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 section/question because 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!
Above ALL do not forget to pray.
Issued by: Department of Communications & Marketing
University of Venda; Tel: (015) 962 8525
Date: 05 November 2018