INTERACTING WITH REVISION MATERIALS AND
MAPPING OUT A STRATEGY FOR WAEC/NECO EXAMS
A. INTERACTING WITH REVISION MATERIALS
1. Don’t believe only in the system of reading through your notes or textbooks several times for “familiarity’s” sake!.
2. When you have extracted your revision notes on a topic, compare those notes to many past questions on that topic to see if they are adequate for answering those questions in an exam hall.
3. Discuss with other students or engage in discussion groups and try to set up some link between different areas of your syllabus through these groups e.g. what is the relationship between the Theory of Demand and Functions of the Central Bank of Nigeria? Group studies should focus on special or problematic topics for discussion.
3. Lots of students get a bit comical using past Q/A’s. Some spend more time than would be available to them instead of setting shorter duration. Some even steal a few glances at answers to difficult questions! “So who is deceiving whom” as we say it in naija?
4. When attempting past examination questions what is MOST IMPORTANT is the application of the techniques you were taught. Yes, you need to banish all doubts and practice what you were told during relevant examination seminars for multiple-choice questions or JAMB papers. For essay questions, practice time allocations and jotting down of answers in advance. Ensure you practice breaking down your answers into “introduction, body and conclusion” for most of Arts & Social Science papers.
B. MAPPING OUT A REVISION STRATEGY
5. Count or calculate the numbers of days and hours available for your studies before the examination takes place. i.e. how long it is to each paper.
6. Determine your priorities. Ensure that you have completed all your school notes. E.g. make sure all notes from JS 1 to JS 3 or from SS 1 to SS 3 are all tied together.
7. Examine yourself too and be truthful to yourself by determining how long for instance you can sit down at a table coolly with your books before becoming distracted. Consider some leisure time to calm yourself.
8. Now design an Exam Revision plan which is different from your regular private study time table. Once an examination revision plan is drawn the private study time table has be dumped. Your revision plan should cover at least 2 hours each day from Monday to Friday and 4hours each day on Saturday and Sunday making a total of about 18 hours a week.
9. List out topics to be covered between the day of the plan and the examination day to make sure that the most important topics are covered first. If by any chance you fall behind in your scheduled studies don’t be discouraged. Look for extra hours at the weekend to assist you no matter the inconvenience.
10.The strategy for WAEC & NECO questions must cover your ability to interpret questions, apply techniques you were taught and proper presentation or material or answer in an acceptable format.
11. The overall aim is to master the following (or what WAEC/NECO examiners expect you to overcome)
a) The problem of vocabulary of questions. (for understanding what they really ask of you)
b) The problem of thinking through a question (for a logical presentation)
c) The problem of choosing a question.(the examiner wants you to pass!)
d) The problem of classifying / categorizing answer parts.(makes the examiner happy!)
e) The problem of reasoning / argument and giving examples. (makes the examiner happier!)
f) The problem of relevance of what is being put down.( makes you an examiner’s pet!)
g) The problem of carelessness of expressions.(do not make your examiner unhappy with gibberish!)
h) The problem of thinking fast and displaying your knowledge within an unnatural environment (your examiner expects you to have subjected yourself to some practice well in advance of the exam day!)
12.Remember to distinguish examination techniques from study techniques .Exam techniques usually start a few weeks to the exams and the ultimate aim is to write out what we label as Salvation Lines (more notes on this later) at EDUPEDIA. The reading of Red Notes is also an exam technique. Attempt to read model answers too, know the format of the exam you are about to take and make sure that all handouts given to you by the school are read.
TO PASS JAMB, REMEMBER THE 3 STEPS OF EDUPEDIA.
1. USE EDUPEDIA PTT TO PLAN YOUR STUDIES/TRACK
AND EXTRACT THE MOST IMPORTANT MAIN TOPICS IN THE
PAST THREE YEARS THROUGH Q/A BOOKLETS.
2.USING YOUR EDUPEDIA PTT STUDY THE MOST FREQUENT
TOPICS AS CONTAINED IN SUMMARY TEXTS OR SHORT NOTES
WHICH YOU CAN GET IN THE MARKET.THEN USE JUST ONE 2A
EXERCISE BOOK TO PREPARE EDUPEDIA RED NOTES.
REMEMBER IT IS NOT EASY TO STUDY BUT IT WILL BE OVER
IN A FEW WEEKS TIME.
3. KNOW THE EDUPEDIA JAMB TECHNIQUES AND USE FOR
THE THREE TYPES OF JAMB QUESTIONS AS OUTLINED
FOR YOU BY EDUPEDIA.
AND REMEMBER TO PRAY ABOUT IT REGULARLY! THAT IS ALL.
YOU DO NOT NEED TO CHEAT OR LOOK FOR ANYONE TO HELP
YOU IN THE EXAM HALL.
FOR MORE INFO CONTACT MR ODUMOSU OF EDUPEDIA ON
08033010872 OR JOIN OUR WEEKEND 3-HR SEMINARS FOR
JUST 4 SATURDAYS OR SUNDAYS. INCLUDES HANDOUTS AND
GROUP DISCUSSIONS. GIVE YOUR MIND SOME PEACE FROM
THE JAMB WAR!
REMEMBER WE ARE ALSO A JAMB REGISTRATION CENTER