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Exam Preparation

Postby TheAnswer » Fri Mar 29, 2013 1:29 pm

With SA1 fast approaching, let's share our exam preparation strategies and minimize our stress :grphug:

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Re: Exam Preparation

Postby buds » Fri Mar 29, 2013 2:11 pm

You should share first, you know... to start the ball rolling? :wink:

Plus you're the expert here.

Read : The Tutor :evil:

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TheAnswer! :idea:

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Re: Exam Preparation

Postby TheAnswer » Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:07 pm

I will start the ball rolling..

During the one week break, I designed the study timetable with DS. It is meant to be a guideline.

DS is in the afternoon session.

Monday: 930am - 1030am Chinese
Tuesday: 9.30am - 1030am English
Wednesday: 9.30am - 10.30am Maths
Thursday: 9.30am - 10.30am English Creative Writing
Friday: 9.30am - 10.30am Chinese Creative Writing

Every week I will allocate some pages of work for him. The worksheets are either created by me or taken from a top school paper or good assessment book.

I am only around to supervise him on certain mornings (mostly Tuesdays and Thursdays) as I have tuition on some mornings.

For Maths I have finished the topics for the coming SA1 so he is doing his revision papers.

For English, he is working on the various sections. I allocate at least 3 sections to practice every Tuesday. I also give him spelling, meaning and sentence construction to do.

DS usually finishes his homework in school. On most nights, he does not have any doubts to clear.

I think revising earlier worksheets also helps.

I did some calculations to show DS the amount of time which he is actually doing additional work every week. 5/168 x 100% = 2.976% of the total amount of time spent in a week. I convinced him that it a lot lesser than the amount of time he spend playing.

I also included in his timetable a surprise test every 2 weeks mostly likely on a Tuesday. That will keep him on his toes :evil:

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Re: Exam Preparation

Postby TheAnswer » Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:08 pm

I do not believe in last minute cramming and DS does not do any revision the night before the exam. He gets to sleep early and play if he wants to.

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Re: Exam Preparation

Postby buds » Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:19 pm

Cher, you didn't indicate the level your son is in. :idea:

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Re: Exam Preparation

Postby TheAnswer » Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:21 pm

Opps! My boy is in P2. Still honey moon!

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Re: Exam Preparation

Postby TheAnswer » Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:24 pm

By the way, I multiply the amount of work given if its not fully completed. DS knows never mess with mummy. Never say its too hard because I will just flip open the book and point to a similar question. Must always try :heresmyfish:

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Re: Exam Preparation

Postby buds » Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:29 pm

Aiyoh, P2 oni.. no stress wan la. :preen:

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Re: Exam Preparation

Postby TheAnswer » Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:50 pm

P2 less stress not no stress. I have taught students who are poor in their written and spoken English and cannot draw models properly when they are in upper primary. If they have poor foundation, it's very hard to build on rocky ground when they progress to higher level.

I just try my best to solidify my son's languages and Maths. Hopefully less problems later. I have seen too many real life examples.

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Re: Exam Preparation

Postby TheAnswer » Sat Mar 30, 2013 6:45 pm

No one is preparing for SA1 yet? :?

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