9 tips for the day of the exam
Preparing an exam well is the best guarantee to obtain an excellent qualification, but it will also be very useful to take good note of these tips so that this preparation looks on the day of the exam. To avoid nerves playing tricks on you, these 9 tips for the day of the exam they will help you to clearly capture everything you have studied and to prevent you from becoming deconcentrated before starting the test.
Useful tips for the day of the exam
We are already on the critical day, on the day of the exam, where we will test our knowledge and how to get it to the examiner. What to do?
1. If the exam is done in the morning, The first thing is to take a soft breakfast to keep us active during the exam. If it is in the afternoon, it also helps to take a snack first. You have to avoid copious meals that make you numb and make it difficult to concentrate, and also go to the exam on an empty stomach.
2. Avoid talks with classmates on subjects directly or indirectly related to the examination: "in the other group they raised these questions", "I think that such questions are going to fall", "why do not you know this question?", etc. These preexaminative talks do not clarify the doubts or prepare for the exam, all they do is increase the level of anxiety, lose the overall vision and place us on the edge of the abyss. A high level of anxiety hinders the secretion of neurotransmitters and, therefore, the recovery of information.
3. Try to go on time to the call for the exam. If we are late, we will bother the examiners and the classmates, we will have lost the oral explanations and some precious minutes. Arriving a long time in advance can also be problematic, because at that time examiners usually spend their time to comment on the exam, which increases their degree of anxiety.
4. Read carefully the exam instructions and questions and try to be very sure of having understood them. Then, we have to rationally distribute the time according to the difficulty and extension that each question presents.
5. Make a clear and well differentiated exposition. Ideas must appear clearly and precisely. The main ideas must be completed with the secondary ones and the details. All clear expositions have:
to. Introduction: to show that we understand globally the question they have asked us.
b. Argumentation: to list facts and provide reasons that prove the above.
c. Conclusion: to synthesize in a couple of sentences the basic content of the exposed, indicating at the same time if some practical application is possible.
6. Take care of expressions and words when writing. If it is a broad question, a diagram of the essential points that one wishes to expose by keeping a logical order can be made on a separate paper. You have to go to the "grain", not wander or pretend to give the examiner the impression that we know a lot about the number of pages we write. You must answer with order, with the best possible letter, without erasures, or blots.
7. Keep an order in the answers. The most practical thing is to start with the ones that are best known, since this way you lose your fear and you gain confidence in yourself. The questions that are worst mastered should be answered towards the middle, and leave some question that is well mastered by the end, so that the teacher stays with a good impression. We must try to reserve a few minutes at the end of the exam to review the answers, review the score, accents and possible spelling mistakes and if we have omitted something essential in the answers.
8. Try not to leave any question blank. A blank question would be scored with 0. The most reasonable thing is to try to focus on the meaning of the question and try to find logical relationships with other questions. Try to say something that is coherent and has a more or less direct relationship with the issue.
9. If you do not remember the right answer to a question, you can try to relate it with other similar contents and with which you have some relationship. We can ask the question from other angles and with our own words. It is possible that inspiration comes.
Marisol Nuevo Espín