After writing your Jamb exams, it is imperative that you purchase the Post Utme forms for the school of your choice. DELSU and some other notable Universities only take candidates who choose them as their first choice. The post utme exams are usually written at the respective schools. Currently, the minimum jamb cut off mark is 180 for most Universities. Below, we will be discussing on a few guidelines to follow when studying for your post utme examinations.
Get Necessary Materials
First thing’s first, get the needed study materials. Which includes texts concerning your interested course, a few notebooks, and most importantly past questions and mock questions if any.
Past questions help prepare you for how the current questions will look like and Most times older questions are reused but a few things might be changed in case someone anticipated such questions return.
Make a Timetable:
A time table is always important when it comes to studying. The time table in this case does not need to have too many things, just enough to get you to spend atleast an hour ‘reading and getting something’, because every individual has a different attention span. If you know yours, you can plan your timetable in a time when you’ll be free from work and available to pay attention and study. So you do not spend three to four hours reading at night and you can say a single sentence the next day.
Hire for extra mural classes:
Inorder to pursue you admission, you should find and engage in extramural classes. These classes will help refresh your memory on some the things you may or may not have forgotten in your secondary school days. It will also help in boosting your knowledge – like the saying goes “ no knowledge is lost”.
Post utme examinations have a tendency to be unpredictable and bring up “easy” questions. Easy because one little mistake can mess every thing up.
Make some Research:
Zora Neale Hurston once said “Research is formalized curiosity. It is poking and prying with a purpose”. Be curious go online and make research , a lot can be found on the net that can help you in your studies. Not just online, discuss people who are enlightened; ask questions and get first hand answers. Consult with your friends for their opinions on any confusing subject matter. A little research never hurt anyone.
Get Enough Rest:
The human body requires a minimum of eight hours of sleep. Most individuals prefer reading late in the night or early the next morning – these are the ones that end up looking sleepy in the day – while others read during the day time.
it’s best that when expecting an exam, use the time meant for sleep to get enough rest and work while during the day.
Minimise your Online time:
Not that you should not make any research, but rather you should reduce the rate at which you use social media platforms.
We know it’s the tech age and everyone is on Facebook or something chatting, posting, streaming, tagging and what not. But when an exam is forthcoming, minimise the usage or cut it off completely. You can not afford to get distracted by who tagged what, why Musa posted what or whatever trend/challenge is happening.
Use Post utme Past Questions: Majority of the examinations these days are all computer based and it would not be funny if you showed up to a CBT without a little Tech-savvy. Luckily, there are a range of CBT classes you can choose from in your neighborhood and online as well. Even if you are not computer literate, you should practice on some CBT applications to help you with the basics, so you’ll be aware of what you are to expect when you get to the exam hall.
A healthy Brain is a smart Brain – that’s not an actual saying though. Having a good, healthy diet can go a long way in helping your body/brain relax and absorb the knowledge you are feeding it. Foods rich in vitamins and minerals help stimulate brain activity.
Restrict your movements:
You have an exam on it’s way, now is not the time to pay John a social visit or take Jane out for dinner or have fun with friends. Don’t get this wrong, a little fun now and then isn’t a bad idea but restrict your movements during post utme period unless it’s to go out for Buddy-Study sessions and other research.
In Latin words; it is said Cogito, ergo sum – I think, therefore I am. We know what the expression is originally meant to imply but in this context, let’s use it to refer to a positive state of mind.
Your thoughts do a lot more than you give them credit for, they shape your immediate surrounding, they can lift up or press you down – whether knowingly or unknowingly. If you tell yourself, “You will not pass this exam” no matter how hard you read or prepare there is slight chance that you’ll fail. But if the opposite was the case, you are most likely to pass if you work at it. Individual difference is a key factor when it comes to studying. What may work for the Goose may kill the Gander. We will like to note that the opinions on the subject matter are not to be taken as the general consensus on how studying should be done but rather as an opinion.
We would like you to relax and take a breath, you have nothing to worry about. Provided you hit the books hard, you’re good to go. With that, the OJCA Citadel wish you best of luck on your forthcoming examinations.
Written by Kasarachi O.