Exam Tips

Exams are lurking just around the corner for many of our students. Teachers and students are working hard to ensure that our group of high achieving students will reach their goal.

We have complied a list of exam tips that may be useful for those who are approaching exams in the next few weeks.

 

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  1. Give yourself enough time to study – Last minute cramming is less effective than information that is ingrained in the mind through studying in advance
  2. Practice on old exam papers – Previous exam papers are a useful insight into what your actual exam will be like and are also useful to identify areas that need improvement.
  3. Productivity – Make every minute of study time count. Avoid procrastination.This is when you do everything else but the task you need to do! You can reward yourself afterward if you are productive during your designated study time.
  4. Take regular study breaks – Allow yourself to take a break from study sessions. Your concentration levels will wane as your brain becomes tired.
  5. Eat well – Eat food that is known to assist with brainpower and try not to be tempted by junk food.
  6. Hydrate – It’s a well-known fact that dehydration has a negative effect on the brains’ performance, so make sure to drink plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated.
  7. Work Space – Organise your work space so that it’s tidy and comfortable. It is much more enticing to study in an environment that is suited exactly to your personal study needs. For example, make sure that you have a suitable chair, table and adequate lighting.
  8. Sleep – Make sure that you get adequate sleep. You cannot study or perform well in an exam if you are sleep deprived.

 

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The Day of the Exam

1. On the morning of the exam, allow yourself sufficient time to arrive at the exam centre. You do not want the added pressure of rushing on the morning of an exam.

2. Make sure that you have read all the exam guidelines in advance and that you have all the necessary requirements to enter the exam room, for example, your photo identification and any other necessary documentation.

3. Try to forget about everything else that is going on in your life for a few hours and channel all your concentration solely on the exam. Go in with a clear mind and a positive attitude. YES YOU CAN!

 

All the team here at ACET want to take this opportunity to wish all our students the very best of luck in their upcoming exams. We know that you will all do great!!

 

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ACET Exam Tips!

keep calmHere at ACET we prepare students for a variety of English Exams – KET, PET, FCE, CAE, CPE, IELTS, TOEIC, TOEFL etc.  so to help all our students studying for their exams we have asked some of the academic team for their top exam tips!

exam tips

  • Make sure you fully understand what the course and the exam involves.
  • Be aware of your timing and always try to improve your time management.
  • Don’t get discouraged if you are having difficulties – speak to your teacher and your classmates for extra support. Be patient with yourself.
  • Listen to your teacher, respond to the feedback you get and be willing to make changes to your learning style, if necessary.
  • Make the most of every speaking opportunity in and out of class.
  • Keep a record of your common/regular errors. Review them regularly.
  • Don’t just leave new vocabulary in your notebook – take these words out – use them in conversation and writing tasks.
  • Tune in when you are listening – who is talking to whom? What are they talking about? Listen to the radio at home or while you are walking.
  • Do at least one English activity a day – watch a film, read a magazine, a newspaper or a short story. Have a chat in English and enjoy it.
  • Practise often, but not for too long.  Do one activity at a time.
  • Invest in a good English-English dictionary or app and use it to help build your vocabulary range and control.
  • Try to think in English – don’t give yourself time to translate – just go for it!!
  • Make friends with some native speakers – they may be difficult to understand at first, but you will soon get used to it and you will make great progress.
  • Do practice papers regularly in order to check your ability as well as your time management.

good luck