There are a lot of tests you will be encountering in life. In school, there are quizzes, mid-term exams, final exams, and scholarship exams. Once you head on to adulthood, you will still be encountering exams including driving tests, employment exams, and maybe even citizenship tests. Here are some quick tips to pass any test you'll ever be given.
An exam is an assessment of how much you learned while studying. Even during the initial studying phase, you have to focus and listen to whatever is being taught. If you are merely reading from a book when studying, make sure to read intently and minimize distractions.
Dedicate a specific period of time for study. During that time, turn off your phone or have it on silent. Don't play games nor go to the Internet. Make notes when studying so you can retain more information. Don't cram. You'll only be able to remember facts in short terms. Once a couple of hours have passed, you will have forgotten what you have learned while cramming. Review your notes.
Make mnemonics for hard-to-remember facts. Review your mnemonics from time to time to retain them into memory.
As with any test, you have to practise before the testing date itself. Practise creating questions from your notes, and answering those questions. Check online for sample exams and answer them as well. This is valuable to prepare you for the actual test date. For instance, for the driving theory test, there are a lot of sample tests available online.
However, for the driving practical test, you have to practise actual driving with adult supervision. Bring your elder brother to supervise you, or a parent, or an adult relative. Don't bring a minor relative or a younger sibling as they'll probably distract you and make it more difficult to concentrate.
Make sure to log in sufficient practise hours so that you won't be nerve-wracked on the day itself. Know the particular areas of the lesson that the test will focus on. Practise on that area more.
The testing date is drawing near and you have adequate practice hours under your belt. Familiarise yourself with the testing venue and the testing time. Travel to the testing venue on a similar day as your testing date to get to know the traffic condition during those times. Cramming and rushing to the testing venue might leave you nervous, which in turn will make it harder for you to remember what you may have studied.
Prepare everything you need on the testing date: pens, paper, pencils, permit, etc. On the date itself, have a regular meal and bring some snacks so you won't get hungry while answering. Make sure snacks are allowed. If not, then have a full meal before the exam. Make sure you have a full night sleep. Drowsiness during the exam will negatively affect your concentration and the answers you can give.
Follow these simple rules and you will surely pass any test you'll ever be given. Good luck!
This article was written by freelance wrtiter Sophie Davidson, Sophie is passionate about providing engaging content and has featured ina a number of online publications.