Saturday, September 5, 2009
THIS IS HOW WE DID IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The relief after you get your results is immeasurable. The students in my batch did phenomenally, but we all had to put hard work in at some point of time. Most students have some strong subjects and some weak ones. Never forget your strengths, but do, devote more time to your weak subjects. As requested by Ms.Nooraine Fazal, our CEO and the Head of School, Inventure Academy, I’m going to share some of my experiences preparing for the IGCSE. At the start of my academic career in Inventure my prospects didn’t look all that good. My worst subject was math, and I was happy with just a pass. Throughout the year I struggled, but it did gradually come to me. And now as a distinction student with an 81 percentile in math, I’m pretty happy with myself.
Here are a couple of tips which hold you in good stead for the exam
1.Focus!! This exam is a priority.
2.Work from the start, paying attention in class pays off, you could just learn from the book, but our teachers in Inventure helped to simplify the concepts, and they really made us understand.
3.During the exams, make it a point to get your sleep in, sleeping through the exam is worse than knowing less, simply because you miss the opportunity to put down what you know.
4.Anxiety is completely useless; it makes you less productive when studying, and slows you down while writing. Remember, what’s done, is done, fretting about it isn’t going to help, focusing on your next exam, is the only way you can make things better.
5.This is pretty common advice, but it’s very effective. If you feel difficulty in answering a question, skip to the next one. Who knows? Sometimes it’ll just come to you, but what’s really important is that you answer as many questions as possible; you need to show the examiner what you do know.
So in conclusion, I personally want to commend the staff at Inventure for the excellent work they’ve done with Inventure’s first batch, one big step for us, and an equally big step for Inventure.
By Suman Sridharan