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5 tips to pass English, Mathematics examinations

In the newly released 2019 May/June 2019 West African Senior School Certificate Examination results, 1,020,519 candidates, representing 64.18 per cent, obtained credits and above in a minimum of five subjects, including English Language and Mathematics.

This was an improvement over the 2018 result.

“The percentage of candidates in this category in the WASSCE for School Candidates was 50 per cent in 2018,” said WAEC’s Head of Nigeria National Office, Mr. Olu Adenipekun, at a briefing on Friday at the Council’s national office in Yaba, Lagos.

To keep this trend and improve it, here are a few tips to pass Maths and English:

1. Set up a timetable

A timetable is a really useful tool to help you to pass your exam. It helps you to plan your time carefully; it is of great use in making you identify those areas on which you need to work.

2. Practice makes perfect

Some people are naturally good at maths, which is a very good development, however, if you struggle with numbers, your best bet is to practise.

Get approved past questions, work through then and by the time, the examination comes around, you will be better equipped to handle whatever question pops up.

3. Create a study sheet with the most important information

As you prepare for your examination, you should consider creating a study sheet, that you can keep on your person.

According to WikiHow, you improve your ability to remember what’s important by identifying all of the most important formulas, concepts, terms, and other information that you think you will need to know to pass your examination and then write this information down on a note-card or sheet of paper.

Keep it on you and take it out to read through it whenever you get a chance.

4. Stay within the syllabus

Apart from saving you study times, paying attention to the syllabus helps you cover the topics stipulated by the examination body.

5. Pay attention to these topics in English Language:

Part of speech, Tenses, Rules of Concord, Vocabulary (this will help you to express yourself well) and Essay/Letter writing. Punctuation and correct spelling are also essential. Here’s a free resource from WAEC.

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