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Be Organized and Plan Your Revision

Exam and test results affect your life by opening or closing career options. To perform well in them and demonstrate your knowledge, you need to plan ahead. Adopt good study strategies when you start a course. Don’t wait until the very last minute.

Pace your studies throughout the college year and you will be able to tackle exams with confidence. Make notes as you revise to help you learn and remember key facts. Create a realistic revision timetable in good time to calm exam nerves.

7 Tips To Make Revision Time Count

Study in a distraction-free environment. No TV or phone calls allowed!
Prioritize your work. Tackle the most difficult task first while your brain is still fresh.
Revise in two steps: The 1st read-through is for general comprehension only. Use the 2nd read-through to make notes of key points.
Use your senses to help you memorize facts. Listen to audio and DVD about the subject as well as reading books.
Test yourself to rehearse for the exam. This can be done with a study-buddy.
Take short breaks during study periods. Exercise or short naps can help refresh you.
Continue to self-test periodically throughout the weeks leading up to your exam. This helps to reinforce your learning.
One Student’s Study Routine For Finals.

How do you feel about exams?

I love the challenge
I get terrified, but I make an effort to revise
I don’t bother to revise and then I fail
I refuse to sit exams

How to Revise in Three Easy Steps

The first time you revise your course texts and lecture notes you are reading to gain a broad understanding of the subject. At this stage it’s more important that you grasp overall concepts than to make revision notes.
You will revisit the topic in a second reading. At this stage you should underline key phrases or jot down keywords as you go through your course notes. This active learning method will help you to understand and remember your subject in greater detail.
The notes you make doing this will also act as an aide memoir (something that jogs your memory on key points) which can be referred to a few days before the exam.
Keep Your Study Plan Simple

Making a study timetable should not be a bigger project than the revision itself. Do not be tempted to subdivide each hour into the minutiae of the subjects you need to study. Remember the acronym KISS (Keep It Simple Stupid).

Try and obtain exam papers from previous years. These will give an indication of the type of questions that are likely to appear in your exam. Your college or university may be able to provide you with some of these. Alternatively, you can buy previous years’ papers from the examining boards themselves.

How to Study Effectively

Eat Proper Meals, Exercise and Drink Water

Throughout your revision period if you eat healthily and exercise regularly it will help to reduce your stress levels. It’s tempting to think it doesn’t matter if you exist on junk food because you’re too busy to prepare real meals. But a good night’s sleep and a balanced diet can help improve your mental alertness and ability to study.

The day before you sit the exam you should make sure that you have eaten proper meals and have taken some exercise. This will help you to relax and achieve a good night’s sleep. Alcohol should be avoided the night before an exam as its effect is to dehydrate you. Drinking water during revision period and examinations is thought to improve a student’s academic performance.

The Day of the Exam

If you are studying at school, college or university, then your exam may be held in a room you’ve in before. However if you’ve been following a distance learning course then the location of the exam may be new to you.

Whatever your situation, it’s important to familiarize yourself with the test location. Think about how you’re getting there. There’s nothing worse than getting stuck in a traffic jam on your way to an exam. It’s a good idea to do a practice run a few days before the exam to see how long the journey will take you. On the actual day of the exam make sure you allow some extra time for the journey “just in case”.

Inside the Exam Room: The Exam Itself

Your teacher or lecturer will tell you the rules of the exam room. This will include instructions about what can and cannot be taken into the examination.

It is common practice for cell phones (mobiles) to have to be left outside the exam hall. If you’re unsure about whether or not you’re allowed to take something important into the room with you, try and find out before the day of the exam itself. This will prevent you becoming more stressed than necessary. For example, if you need to have an asthma inhaler with you, the rules of the college may require you to inform the examination supervisor of this health measure.

For the exam itself, make sure you have several pens and pencils. If you are allowed to do so, have a bottle of water on your desk. There is usually a clock on the wall of the exam room and you can use this to pace yourself through the exam. The time allowed to complete an exam is designed to give the average student sufficient time to complete all questions. A very able student may finish in a shorter time and a poor student may struggle. In order to give you the best chance of gaining a pass mark or above, you will need to pace yourself through the exam.

Pace Yourself and Do Your Best

When instructed to do so, you will turn over the exam paper and look at the questions. Don’t be tempted to scan quickly through as you may start to panic.
Calmly read through each question and make a mark against those that you think are particularly easy or particularly difficult. Allow yourself no more than five minutes for this.
The remaining period of the exam should then be divided equally between the number of questions you need to answer. For example, if it’s a three-hour paper and you need to answer five questions then you have half an hour for each question, plus five minutes at the start for the read-through, and 25 minutes at the end for final checking.
You may answer the exam questions in any order you like. Make sure that you number the questions correctly so that the examiner knows which question you have answered. Choose one of the ones you think is relatively easy as your first question to answer. This will give you some confidence and help you relax. Next try one of the more difficult questions as you are still relatively fresh. The remaining questions can then be tackled in any order. Keep an eye on how time is passing and make sure you move onto the next question promptly even if you haven’t completely answered each question.

How to Deal With Exam Stress

Structuring Your Answers

Each answer should take the form of a mini essay. Start with an introductory paragraph to open up the topic. Next discuss the main meat of the argument which will include the pros and cons. You can then finish with a final summing up paragraph.

Your answer must be written using correct grammar and complete sentences. Spelling is important too. Examiners will mark you down if you use text-speak rather than writing grammatically correct English.

Gaining Crucial Extra Marks

If you have paced yourself through the exam as planned, then you’ll have made sure you have some time left after answering the required questions to reread and check over your answers. Often you will spot some obvious factual errors, or a couple of spelling mistakes. By having allowed sufficient time to correct these, you can gain the crucial extra marks to move you into a better grade.

Exams are test your knowledge and skills. However, exam technique also plays a crucial role in how well you perform in these tests. Stay focused and calm and you’ll be able to effectively demonstrate the extent and depth of your knowledge.

 

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Polytechnic lecturers issue strike notice

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The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) has threatened to withdraw their services after 21 days if the Federal Government fails to address some issues bedeviling the polytechnic education system in Nigeria.

ASUP issued the ultimatum during its National Executive Council meeting at the Federal Polytechnic, Oko, Anambra on Thursday.

The resolution was entitled “Renewed Threats to the Survival of Polytechnic Education in Nigeria: The Position of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics”.

The National President of the union, Mr Usmam Dutse, said the polytechnic system, which had the mandate to provide training and research services for the nation’s ailing economy should not be allowed to die.

Dutse said some of their grouse included attempts to forcefully entitle ASUP members into the Integrated Personnel Payroll System, non-implementation of the Federal Polytechnic Act 2019 amendment and confined victimisation of union officers.

The national president told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that 49 chapters of the union attended the NEC meeting out of the 52 chapters in the country.

He said others were ASUP/FGN 2010 agreement, renewed efforts at objectionable insertions in the review process of the scheme of services for polytechnics and violations in the implementation of the 2017 MoU signed with the government.

“Our union has reviewed the above situation as well as the refusal of government to respond to several correspondences on the issues captured above, we resolve to rise up to the occasion once again in defensc of the sector.

“The unions NEC is hereby issuing a 21-day ultimatum to the government to address the issues listed satisfactorily or risk the indefinite withdrawal of services by our members nationwide.

“As a follow up to this, all organs and chapters of our union are to begin mobilisation for engagement as we pursue this onerous task of rescuing the sector from imminent collapse,” he said.

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FPE Post-UTME Screening Date: How to reprint screening slip.

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The Federal Polytechnic Ede Post-UTME Examination date for Higher National Diploma (HND) and National Diploma (ND DPT) has been released.

ND DPT Screening exercise scheduled to hold between 21st -23rd of  October, 2019. And the HND screening will hold between 24th – 26th of October, 2019.

The Prospective candidates of Higher National Diploma (HND) and National Diploma (ND DPT) can Reprint their screening slip on the school website starting form 16th of October.

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How to reprint Federal Poly Ede Post UTME Slip

Go to Federal Poly Ede admission portal at https://www.federalpolyede.edu.ng/entranceForm/.

Supply your transaction ID or form number and password in the required columns.

Click on login, when logged in, your profile will display.
Click on the link to Reprint slip.

Finally, print out your Federal Poly Ede Post UTME Screening Schedule.

Goodluck to all candidates.

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