5 UNISA Exam Tips That Will Help You Pass 1 SA Study University, FET and Bursary Information South Africa

By Tabitha Bailey

We are committed to see that you not only pass your exams in flying colours but that you acquire the right knowledge the course aims to teach.

 Here are a few helpful tips from students studying with us and from around the web!

1. Study everything; do not stick to past papers

This provides you with valuable knowledge of the course and you wouldn’t get thrown off with a new style of question during the exams. Set out a realistic timetable for your study. Write down your exam dates, and then organize your study time accordingly. Allocate more time to courses you find more difficult. Cramming your text doesn’t help.

2. Use mind maps as a method of making notes

A Mind Map is visual map of your ideas, laid out according to importance and centered on a central thought. Take the central subject and then organize your notes around this point.

3. Self-attempt exam papers

Attempt exam papers by yourself first and then meet together in your study group to discuss your answers. Study groups work well only if you are prepared to put in the effort.

4. Create an exam atmosphere

Write answers as if you were literally in the exam room – time yourself using standard exam times. Be sure to complete the past paper under exam conditions as this will give you a perfect idea of how ready you are for the exam.

5. For Multiple choice exams

Use the process of elimination to arrive at the correct answer. Try to anticipate the correct response before you are distracted by seeing the options that your instructor has provided. If you see the response that you anticipated, circle it and then check to be sure that none of the other responses is better. Eliminate the options you know for sure are wrong and select the best option that answers the question.

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