Outside a school campus, some students were sitting heartbroken because when they saw their board results, they found that they had not scored much. All of them thought that they had written the exam answers well. They kept wondering what had happened.
Isn't it a common scene in society?
The fault lies not with these students who were diligent and hard-working, but with the fact that students never taught "how to answer questions in the exams". Objective-type questions are not a problem, but subjective-type questions confuse a student and impose a serious challenge amid the exam.
All too often, students are advised by their seniors to fill sheets for 3 hours. It’s completely a fallacy, but students fail to realize it then.
Here are a few tips suggested for the students by Experts which can get you good grades:
Tip#1 Read the question carefully and understand every key-word. For Example: “Describe the function of a DC machine”, then list all the functions of a DC machine and describe them accurately using everyday examples. DO NOT DESCRIBE WHAT A DC MACHINE IS, RATHER EXPLAIN ITS FUNCTIONS. Stick to the question asked and answer it thoroughly
Tip#2 To remember the points while answering the exam, Use Acronyms. For Example: Say there are 3 main functions of a heart: Transporting nutrients, Maintaining the body's temperature and Balancing body fluids. You can easily remember that using an acronym TMB.
You can apply the same technique for any type of question so that you can easily recall it while answering.
Tip#3 Use good handwriting while writing an exam. Good handwriting helps the examiner understand the point well. The examiners are time-bound and cannot decode poor hand-writing in less time. They can move on simply by awarding you fewer marks for the question.
Tip#4 Always underline the main-points. The main essence/ heart of the answer to the question must be underlined while answering, or it can be done later when you have answered all the questions. It helps the examiner to understand the main theme of your answer so that it is never missed out.
Tip#5 Always Revise. Students are hard-pressed by time in the exams, but one must manage to answer all the questions beforehand so that there is quite some time left for revision. Revision is a game-changer strategy adopted by toppers. It devoids carelessness.
To summarize, you will be glad to show your report card to your parents next time, if you adopt these strategies and carefully apply them.