Monday, April 6, 2009


1. Use your revision time effectively. Prepare a revision time table.
2. When is your energy level the highest. This is the time to tackle the difficult bits.
3. Do not postpone the difficult topics.
4. Attend to routine things like tidying up, at low energy times of the day.
5. Do not just read. Make notes. In fact summarizing and condensing notes focuses your mind.
6. Discuss topics, after having revised them, with your classmates.
7. Use diagrammatic representation where ever possible. You may find this easier to retain.
8. Take a 5 minutes break after every 40 minutes (Certainly after an hour!).
9. Take a longer break after every 3 hours of study.
10. Eat well.
11. Play some game when you find time. This helps you relax.
12. Do your best during the revision.
13. On the examination day, do not worry, even if you feel that you remember nothing! Give it your best shot, you will be able to recall once the questions are in front of you.
14. Answer all questions. Ensure that you plan your time well during the examination.

1 comment:

  1. What to Do AFTER the Exam

    Once the morning exam is over and you've left the exam room, spend 10 minutes or so of your lunch break writing notes to yourself about what you were good at and what you weren't. Don't attempt to recall the exam questions (you won't have time). Instead, just jot down generalizations, e.g., "Good at all highway problems. Need more work on foundation walls." Also make note of any references you should have brought but didn't. Repeat the process after the afternoon exam. This process has two advantages. First, it helps calm your nerves during the lunch break--gives you something constructive to do. Second, knowing what areas you are weak in helps you prepare again, in the event you don't pass. You won't get your results for four months. By then, you'll have long forgotten which areas you needed to review and/or which references you should've brought.

    Enjoy your favorite beverage. You've earned it!