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Look at number of areas within each subject. Compare these to (a) those which have come up most regularly in past exam papers. Then set out a programme for covering areas you have selected for study. This programme must be completed well in advance of date of exams to allow time for revision. As a general guide, allow about two months to revise a subject.
MOTIVATION Only you can establish and maintain this.
Do not let subjects become boring. Find ways to stimulate your interest, to break down and attack subject matter. Simply reading is difficult when trying to maintain concentration.
Try making concise notes of chapters and sections within them. Or use a text highlighter to pass over important passages - but don't use yellow because it fades too quickly and is difficult to see in some lights. Also, do not use a colour you dislike.
APPLICATION You may have seen or heard of film The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner. That is what you are! And that is what self tuition is like: a lonely activity. All study is ultimately same, but in your case even more so.
You need to give priority to your objective or, unless you are exceptionally intelligent and capable, you are likely not to succeed. Always remind yourself of your ultimate objective
PERSISTENCE So keep winning postalways in view - and remind yourself frequently of where you are heading and what you are going to achieve. Whatever it is you want exams for, keep that as your motivator - and keep applying yourself to that objective. Get used to loneliness and even find enjoyment in it. This is just part of finding within yourself quality of persistence.
Remember that exams are not winning post and is not ultimate objective. Exams are only a means to an end. It is whatever you want exams for that is your ultimate motivator. Persistence in pursuing that is what will lead to success.
About The Author A K Whitehead Web Site: www.christianword.co.uk Has passed examinations as a result of formal tuition but also many public examinations through self tuition, and even examinations set directly by universities. Conditions Of Use: This article may be reproduced on condition that it is unaltered and that all this information is included.