Best Examination Tips: How to be successful in an examination – Ten Commandments

  • Sunday, January 27th, 2013

Updated on 23.11.2015.

 

How to be successful in an examination – Ten Commandments

 

This article provides the candidates appearing in any examination, on any subject, anywhere in the world, with the exclusive “Top Ten Tips” on the preparation for their examination, to improve their performance in that examination.

Exam pic 2

These exclusive “Top Ten Tips” on the preparation provide the candidates with a comprehensive method of covering the whole syllabus in a way that would help them using their reading or preparation time more efficiently and thereby, maximise their chances of achieving higher marks in the examination with relatively less efforts and on the other hand reduce the chances of failure.

These tips have been used successfully over the years to increase the efficiency of the preparation for the examination and achieve higher marks. The candidates would definitely improve their performance in the examination if they could implement these tips appropriately. By following these tips they would have an edge over the other candidates taking the examination.

These methods are applicable to any examination, on any subject, anywhere in the world, whether the format is Long Essays, Short Essays or Short Answer Questions (SAQs), Extended Matching Questions (EMQs), Single Best Answers (SBAs), Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs), Oral or Viva or any other styles. It is also applicable to the Clinical Examination or Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) for the Medical profession.

Important Notes from themedideas.com

This is an article on the techniques of the preparation for Examination published by themedideas.com to help the candidates improve their understanding. It is not guaranteed that the candidates would pass any particular Examination by reading this article only. The discussions are not exhaustive on the topics covered. These aim to highlight the important relevant aspects of the topics rather than every minute detail, which is outside the scope of this article.

While every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information, no responsibility for loss or injury whatsoever occasioned to any person acting or refraining from action as a result of information contained herein can be accepted by the themedideas.com.

Important Notes for the candidates

Access to this article is for your personal use only. This must not be used or shared by anybody else or used for any other purpose by you under any circumstances. If that happens, it will be considered as illegal. By accessing this article you agree to ensure that this will not happen.

This article is for reading purpose only. You must not try to modify it by any means. You must not save it on the hard disc/portable device, make copies, print, publish or e-mail it to somebody else. No responsibility for loss or injury whatsoever occasioned to the computer using it, accidentally or as a result of trying to modify the article or its contents can be accepted by the themedideas.com.

 

How to be successful in an examination –

Ten Commandments

 

Whether somebody would achieve success in the examination depends basically on two factors, luck and efficient work (not working hard blindly). To be successful, one needs both. While one cannot control his or her luck, he or she could always try to prepare for the examination efficiently. Therefore, one’s success in the examination would vary depending on how efficiently he or she plans and prepares for the examination.

If you want a fail-safe mechanism, there is no place of short-cut or corner-cutting. You need to have a comprehensive and efficient method of preparation. An hour of planning can save two of misdirected  work. It  is  an  illusion  that  there  is not  enough  time. The  reality  is  that the time available is mismanaged. It is not necessarily true that the harder you work, the more you will get done. Instead, the more effectively you work, the more you will get done.

Top Ten Tips

(Ten Commandments)

 

1. First, prepare a comprehensive list of chapters or topics relevant to the examination. Once you have prepared the comprehensive list of chapters or topics, it is time to plan your method of preparation and study timetable. This would be the tool that would guide you accurately during your preparation for the examination. Be patient, spend some time thinking and try to make it as comprehensive as possible. It should be feasible and practical as well.

To learn about how to prepare a comprehensive list of chapters or topics relevant to the examination, the advantages of making a list, how to use the list etc read the article  “The secrets of preparing suggestions for any examination” that provides those useful information in detail. To read that article please click on the following link

http://themedideas.com/career/examination/the-secrets-of-preparing-suggestions-for-any-examination/

2. Write down a routine for studying or preparation on a daily basis, including the time and exact chapters or topics and format of questions to cover. Make a photocopy and keep it on your study table. Keep the original in a safe place.

3. Once the preparation on a chapter or topic is complete tick (√) against it on your study-routine and the list of chapters or topics.

4. Assess your progress daily and modify your plan accordingly. After few days you should be able to assess the rate of progress fairly accurately. If your progress differs substantially from your initial study-plan re-write your study timetable.

5. As a rough guide, divide the available days, leaving two weeks just before the examination, into six parts.

6. Keep the first three parts to go through all the syllabus and to make notes on the chapters or topics with more emphasis on the most common chapters or topics. Going through all the syllabus at least once might save you from a disaster if some very uncommon questions come in the examination. This has happened so many times to so many candidates ruining their subsequent career that it is better to be cautious rather than casual.

7. During the next two parts go through your notes and make necessary amendments in the notes. Re-assess your study timetable and re-write it if necessary. Re-assessment is a very important part of the process. You need to make changes to your plan if it is required.

8. In the final sixth part go through your notes, study materials, books etc in a reverse order (starting from the bottom towards the top) of your comprehensive list of chapters or topics so that you would read the most important chapters or topics just before the examination. As questions from these chapters or topics are the most likely to be asked about, they should be freshest in your memory.

9. Keep the two weeks just before the examination as a reserve so that you could use this period as required depending on your preparation till then. Start practising sleeping well and avoiding late nights during this period if you have not been doing that. It takes time to change habits and the body to adjust to changes. Unless you start it in time it might be too late to change habits.

10. From the day before till the examination, avoid reading. Try to think about the outline of the answers. If you have any doubts then just check that part from your notes, study materials, books etc, but do not try to read too much. It would jam your brain with too much of data and reduce your ability to think freely that might lead to thought block and mistakes in the examination. The ability to think freely would be the most important thing required during the examination, not too much of knowledge. It would be similar to what happens to the computer when you work with too much of data without giving it any break (shutting down), the RAM becomes full and the computer hangs. It would be better if you collect and store the data in your hard disc (brain) over a longer period of time and keep the RAM (brain’s ability to think freely and pull data from its store) relatively free. You must have a quickly functioning brain during the examination. For that matter you must sleep well the night before.  

N.B.    An extra mark scored by any other candidate taking the examination means you need to get an extra mark to keep the difference in your performance with him or her the same. The better the other candidate does the more your performance would be devalued. Therefore, your aim should be to improve your performance not others as then you lose the advantage you get by planning efficiently.
 

 

Thank you for reading

&

Best of Luck for the exam

 

Plan & Prepare efficiently

Notice from themedideas.com to all using paid services/reading

All paid services/reading are non-refundable under any circumstances.

 

Author

 

A Level, ABOG Certification, Albania MD, Argentina MD, Argentina MS, Australia BMBS, Australia Bmed, Australia DRANZCOG, Australia MBBS, Australia Mmed, Australia MRANZCOG, BA, Bahrain MB/BCh BAO, Bangladesh FCPS, Bangladesh MBBS, Bangladesh MD,  Bangladesh Mphil, Bangladesh MS, Bcom, Belarus MD, Belgium MD, Best Examination Questions, Best Examination Suggestions,  Best Examination Tips, Best Examination Topics, Best MBBS Questions, Best MBBS Tips, Bolivia MD, Bosnia and Herzegovina MD, Brazil Physician, BSc, Bulgaria MD, Bulgaria MM, Bulgaria MP, Canada MD, Canada MDCM, Caribbean MBBS,  Caribbean MD, CBSE, Chile MD, Croatia MD, Denmark cand.med., Denmark MD, DGO, DNB, Dominican Republic MD, DRCOG, East africa Mmed, Egypt MBBCh, El Salvador MD, Finland LM, FNBRM, France DCEM, France DES, France MD, GCSE, Germany Arzt, Germany Dr. Med, Germany Dr. rer nat, Germany Facharzt, Germany Physician, Ghana MBChB, Greece MD, Greece Ptychio latrikes, Guyana MD, Haiti MDX Higher Secondary, Hong Kong MBBS, Hong Kong MBChB, Hungary dr. med. univ., IAS India, Iceland cand.med., Iceland MD, IGCSE, India DGO, India DNB, India Higher Secondary, India ICS, India ICSE , India IPS, India JEE, India Madhyamik, India MBBS,  India MD,  India MS, India PSC, India UPSC, India WBCS, Indonesia dr., Indonesia S.Ked, Iran MD, Iraq MBChB, Ireland BM BS, Ireland LRCP&SI, Ireland MB BCh BAO, Israel MD, Italy MD, Japan MD, Jordan MBBS, Kenya MBChB, Kenya Mmed, KSA MBBS, Kuwait BMBCh, Kyrgyzstan MD, Lebanon MBBS, Lebanon MD, Libya MBBCh, MAX Madhyamik, Malaysia MBBS, Malaysia MD, Malaysia MobGyn, MBA, Mcom, MS, MSc, Myanmar Dr.Med.Sc, Myanmar M.Med. Sc, Myanmar MBBS, NEET-PG, NEET-UG, Nepal MBBS, Netherlands MD, New Zealand MBChB, Nigeria MBBS, Nigeria MBChB, Norway cand.med., Norway MD, Pakistan FCPS, Pakistan MBBS, Panama MD, Part 1 MRCOG, Part 2 MRCOG, Philippines MD, Poland MD, Portugal LM, PR China Bmed, PR China MBBS, PR China MBChB, PR China MOG, PR China PhD, Qatar MD, Russia MBBS, Russia MD, Saudi Arabia MBBS, Singapore MBBS, Singapore MD, Singapore MSc, Somalia MBBS, Somalia MBChB,  South Africa FCMSA, South Africa MBBCh, South Africa MBChB, South Africa Mmed, South Korea MD, South Sudan MBBS,  Spain BSc Med, Spain MSc Med, Sri Lanka MBBS, Sudan BMBCh, Syria MD, Taiwan MD, Tanzania Mmed, Thailand MD, Tunisia MD,  UAE MBBS,  Uganda MBChB, Uganda Mmed, Uganda PhD, Uruguay MD, Uruguay MS, USA ABOG Certification USA, WBJEE, West Africa FWACP,  West Africa FWACS, West Indies MBBS, West Indies MD

© Dr Sudipta Paul, themedideas.com, 2013

Best Examination Tips: How to be successful in an examination – Ten Commandments
5 (100%) 1 vote

Tags: ,

 



There are no comments yet, add one below.

Leave a Comment


You must be logged in to post a comment.