The Student’s Guide to Exam Success has been featured in the current issue of Spotlight, which goes out to all the Secondary 4 students in Singapore (approx. 40,000).
Author, scholar and top students Andrew Tan shares his mugging secrets in his latest book, The Student’s Guide to Exam Success. Here are some extracts from the book.
The Mindset of a Successful Student
Successful students know that meaty subjects need a lot of effort and preparation to digest properly. What successful students look for is the efficient way to score good grades on any test.
Train for an exam by answering questions
What do you actually do when you take an exam? You answer questions. That is what you should be practicing. You can read through the entire textbook and memorize everything in it, but still be stumped when you take the test if you don’t know how to answer the question.
How to maximize your grade while minimizing careless mistakes
Human beings are imperfect and we make mistakes. It’s ok. Successful students don’t obsess about being perfect. Perfection is for robots; great is good enough.
When the exam begins
Before you start, the most important thing is to plan your time – mentally allocate time to each section and question, based on how many points they are worth…If you get stuck on a question, move on! Tell yourself it doesn’t matter, because you have prepared well for this exam and you should know enough to answer the rest of the questions.
Read the entire book for more details. Chapters include study planning and tips on tackling MCQs, essay, mathematical and comprehension questions. $ 14.90 at leading bookstores.