Revise thoroughly for the next paper in advance and not wait until the last moment to prepare for the exam. Rushed, last-minute studying will increase anxiety.
What you know is right so don’t be afraid to put it down. Don’t listen to everything your peers tell you because you might be the right one. While it is helpful to discuss topics with your friends try not to compare your friends’ revisions to your own
The Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) tests began on Friday across the country with 884,263 candidates eligible to sit for the exams.
The candidates began with English functional skills testing at 8 am, and later English comprehension, literary appreciation, and grammar tests in the afternoon.
According to the ministry of education, the examinations will run until December 23, with the marking expected to commence from January 2, 2023, to January 20.
As you continue with your national examinations, know that the future awaits. Know that exams come and go but your future will be shaped and determined by you and what you perceive. Do your best with what you have with success being your goal.
Dear candidates, to achieve your desired grades and land your dream universities to pursue your dream careers, here is what you should do during your national exams.
Try to avoid stress by all means as it highly impacts your grades. Too much exam stress can cause you to perform poorly on exams that mean so much to you. You may feel nervous and under pressure but this should not push you backward. Answer every question with an “I can do it” mindset.
Revise thoroughly for the next paper in advance and not wait until the last moment to prepare for the exam. Rushed, last-minute studying will increase anxiety. But this doesn’t mean that you should spend all your time on books.
Go out and exercise to calm down and boost your mood. Go out for a walk, or a run. This will make you more productive while revising.
What you know is right so don’t be afraid to put it down. Don’t listen to everything your peers tell you because you might be the right one. While it is helpful to discuss topics with your friends try not to compare your friends’ revisions to your own. As the old saying goes: “comparison is the thief of joy”. Chances are you’re doing just fine, and listening to other people talk about what they’ve learned will only stress you out and may make you feel like you aren’t progressing as well as them.
Know that success is not always final and failure is not fatal. It is the courage to continue that counts. Move and do what needs to be done. If you succeed then you will be happy, and if you fail you will learn and do better in your next endeavors.
Success is not about what you do but how well you do it. Your teachers have taught you enough so it’s your turn to showcase that in your papers to the best of your abilities and I’m sure you will enjoy the rewards.
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