Study Tips To Get You Through Your VCE Exams

The Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) is the first government administered the exam that students in the district of Victoria will face in their academic career. The certificate is issued to students who successfully complete their secondary course of studies. The successful completion of the exams will support a student’s desire to enter university or any other form of further education or employment. Also, exam success means the country’s best universities will be looking to offer scholarships to promising students. With that said, while the benefits are numerous, getting down to the actual business of studying can be an arduous task. Read on for some quick tips that will help you on your way to acing those exams.

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Prepare Intelligently

To succeed at any exam it is important to be able to manage your time efficiently. Also, to obtain high VCE scores you need to be confident of the type of exams you will be facing and prepare accordingly. There are different exam methods and these include- open book exams and practical exams. In terms of the type of questions, you could face multiple choice questions or essay type questions. Knowing the types of questions and exams is half the battle won.You will feel more confident when you know the structure of the paper, instead of walking blindly into an exam hall.

Take Time To Prepare

Academically, the vce exam is the first big hurdle to be faced by students and requires serious preparation. So make sure to start early. Most students begin preparations for the year that they begin the course. By starting to prepare early, any gaps in your lecture notes could be bridged with guidance from your lecturers. Also, take time to prepare short notes that you could quickly revise and that covers the main points.

Set A Time Table And Stick To It

The weeks leading up to the exam will be the most crucial. If you are serious about achieving a high score then keep the socialising to a minimum. Fill out a timetable indicating study hours and factor in commitments that you cannot put off such as follow up classes or part-time work.  Study subjects at one-hour intervals. For the first 30 minutes looking through your short notes and flashcards. These tools, such as flash cards and little notes can be convenient enough to refer when travelling on public transport. After every hour, make sure to take a break. Studying for hours on end at a stretch can be difficult to maintain concentration, so stop and take a break as your mind will be less receptive to information when tired.

Figure Out Which Study Times Work Best

By now you should be better accustomed to knowing which hours work best for you and which hours do not. Can you concentrate better in the early hours of the morning? Or are you better at staying up through the night? Whichever way, choose the times that suit you. Those times should also coincide with an environment that is quiet and conducive to studying.

Revise Old Question Papers

Another good technique for exam preparation is to go through the previous year's paper. At times, there is a pattern of questioning to be observed from previous question papers. This allows students to take a crack at the most likely questions, and for those who are short on time, this would be the best way to make up for it. 

For students, exams are part and parcel of schooling. However, besides revising thoroughly being able to stay calm and recall the necessary information is the key to succeeding at any exam.

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