We just finished our finals examination in Statistics just a few hours ago and boy, it was very difficult… It was a 55-item multiple choice type of exam but it was still very difficult. Even though we already have a cheat sheet (our professor provided it), throughout the whole exam, it was only a little of help.
That’s why I’m here to give you tips on what to do during the Mathematics exam.
Tip No.1 – Scan the pages. Familiarize yourself with the test paper. Look for the items that you know you can answer. It gives you an assurance that you will not get a zero in that exam which could actually boost your confidence and morale.
Tip No. 2 – Don’t stay too long on an item. If you don’t know the answer, just skip it and come back later if you still have time. This tip is very important especially when the exam has time limit. It’s a must because why are you going to stay for too long to a particular item that you are not sure how to answer when you can go to other items that you might be able to solve. If you waste your time, you might miss the good ones.
Tip No. 3 – Don’t give up. If you really don’t know how to solve it, play with the numbers and if you came up with something that’s near a possible answer in the choices, then go for it. It’s better than having that item blank.
Tip No.4 – Trust your instincts. If you really know that you can’t solve it or you can’t come up with something, this could be one of your options. But first, you must analyze the problem. Look for clues and if you think that’s the answer then that’s it. There’s no harm trying it. 🙂
Tip No. 5 – Last but not the least.. hahaha… the power of C. Are you guys familiar with it? Well, it’s just simply answering the letter C if you don’t know the answer. This could be your last resort. My friends told me that among the letters A-D, the letter C has the highest possibility of having the correct answer. Why not? Especially if there’s only two minutes left and you still have a lot to answer. But guys, remember, use this sparingly. It’s not the case all the time. 🙂
So that’s it. Those are my tips on how to survive your Math exam…. Well, these are just mine. Maybe you have your own rituals… 🙂
But always remember to review and practice before an exam. This would equip you with the weapons that you’ll need during the battle. 🙂
For those who are having exams today, well, good luck! I do hope that you can pass them. Also, don’t forget to pray.. cause He’ll definitely guide you all the way.
So goodbye for now! See you on my next blog post. Have a nice day! 🙂