LIFE ORIENTATION Learning pages
Study plan, exam writing preparation and skills, and assessment The secret to writing a good examination is in the preparation. • Start studying long before the time. • Don’t try to cram in everything just before your exam. • Prepare mind maps, take effective notes, prepare diagrams during the year and use them to remind you of the work you have already learnt. • Make sure that you have adequate sleep the night before an examination. • On the morning before the exam, eat a healthy breakfast and drink water. • You have heard these suggestions many times before, do you actually use them?
Use this checklist to confirm whether you are prepared for the exam. Preparation checklist Have I set goals for these exams? Do I know exactly which work I need to study? Is all my work up to date? Have I made a study timetable? Have I planned how much work I aim to cover in each study session? Have I allowed time for breaks in each study session? Have I allowed enough time to cover the work I need to know? Am I summarising and making notes while I study? Am I keeping to my plan? Have I obtained past exam papers and revision questions to work through? Am I getting sufficient sleep? Am I eating well? Am I exercising every day? Do I know the date, time and length of my exam?
A FEW EXAM REMINDERS..... Read the instructions carefully n Highlight the key words in each questio Tackle the easiest questions ﬁrst r Remain calm - don’t panic. Close you th eyes and take a deep brea • The more you practice with revision questions, the easier it will become! ” • Make provision for a bit of “fun time nt during exams. It is also very importa ! then and to relax every now
• • • •
ACTIVITY - Construct a personal study plan 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
Think about your past study experiences since Grade 10. Write your strengths and weaknesses down. Confirm what is expected of you in your final year at school Look at your exam timetable and from this, draw up a study timetable. Ask your friends about their study techniques and find out what works for them. Exchange ideas! Decide on the following: - When do you prefer to study (eg. mornings / afternoons / evening)? What type of study environment works best for you (eg. Some people prefer the radio on, others want dead silence)? 6. Use a chart or mind map your ideas to find a study plan that will work best for you. 7. Once you’ve finalised your plan, present it to your friends in groups of four. 8. This is an informal exercise - ask your friends what they think
Setswana Youth publication