A Story of the Student who prepared well for his Exams

By: Right for Education


posted on: November 8th, 2016

DR ESSI D’ALMEIDA

 
MY NAME IS KOKOU


Hello, my name is Kokou, I am 12 years old. I live in a village at the edge of the hills and I go to school there. In my family, there are 8 people: my father, my mother, 2 sisters, 4 brothers and me. I go to school every day and I enjoy working hard in my lessons. I sit in the front of the classroom and I take notes. My results have greatly improved and my teacher says I am doing very well.

I didn’t always do well at school. I used to prefer sitting at the back of the classroom and never paid much attention to the teacher. I didn’t revise either and my results were bad, really bad, but I wasn’t bothered. I used to think that school didn’t matter.

I said to my father that there is no point in working hard and doing well at school because there aren’t enough jobs to do when you are older. But my father said: “Son, life is tough and no one knows what the future holds. But having an education gives a person more options and more opportunities. Doing well at school can greatly increase our chances of success in life”.

 
I BECAME A BETTER STUDENT BECAUSE I WANTED MORE OPTIONS IN THE FUTURE


I thought long and hard about what my father said to me and I decided to try harder at school. My next exams were three months away and I said to myself that I’m going to be the best student ever!

The first thing I did was sit at the front of the classroom. Here, I was able to listen to the teacher and concentrate on taking notes. Every morning before school, I eat breakfast because when I don’t, I find it hard to concentrate in class. After school, I like to read and revise my notes in the evening.

I used to struggle conjugating verbs because I found it hard to remember the verbs. But now, on my way to school in the morning, I practise conjugation in my head and also aloud. Now, I am very happy because I have no trouble conjugating any verb. I do the same with vocabulary lists. I revise them at home in the evening and then when I’m walking to school, I recall them.

I PASSED MY EXAMS REALLY SUCCESSFULLY


Three months came. I passed my exams and I was very happy. My teacher was pleased and asked me to share how I prepared for my exams with the rest of the class. So I wrote a list of all the things I did to prepare for the exams and gave a presentation to the class. My classmates clapped when I finished and I cheekily bowed.

When my school results improved, my father was very proud and said: “My son, you see, practice makes perfect!”

My father is right. Practice does make perfect. I am now a good student because of all the revision I did. I’m going to carry on practising and doing well until I leave school.

 
THIS IS HOW YOU CAN DO WELL IN EXAMS LIKE KOKOU


Preparation for an exam starts the very first week that the school term starts. That’s right, the sooner you start, the better you’ll get! So start revising regularly, that way, when the exam comes, you won’t have too much to study.

To succeed, get in the habit of practising your notes regularly. Do what Kokou did. Chant your notes over and over. Use a song you like for example and change the lyrics to your revision notes.

 
THE NIGHT BEFORE THE EXAM

 
THE DAY OF THE EXAM

GOOD LUCK!

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Daniel mbewe
Daniel mbewe

You’re doing a great job!

Abigael morogo
Abigael morogo

thanks. this helped me lot.

kisoli
kisoli

Well done kokou

Isiyaka Abubakar kusherki
Isiyaka Abubakar kusherki

What a good job from kokou, i want to be the same.

mclloyd
mclloyd

Find it helpful

Samuel Kashina

Thank you! i would also study harder as never before.

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