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Study Tips

For O Level Students

The GCE ‘O’ Level Examinations are fast approaching, and the stress is palpable. Each study session is becoming progressively more critical, and every practice test begins to sketch a tentative outline of your child’s scholastic path ahead.

As parents who have navigated these same challenging waters and experienced the tension-filled atmosphere of the examination room, you deeply desire to equip your child optimally for this significant educational landmark.

But after a long, exhausting day at work, sifting through an endless stream of articles and conducting extensive Google searches for the most effective preparation strategies is likely the last thing you’re eager to do. We completely understand.

With this in mind, we have diligently combed through the vast resources of the internet to compile a comprehensive list of top-notch advice and effective strategies to help your child arrive at their exams in peak condition.

Make Study Plans with FortisLearn Senior Tutor

Proverbs endure through generations because they hold truth, and one particular quote from former British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, is as relevant today as it was when he first spoke it: “He who fails to plan is planning to fail.”

Simply ask FortisLearn Senior Tutor for a study plan, provide Senior tutor the necessary information and a personalized study plan will be designed specifically for your child, taking into account their unique strengths and areas for improvement. This tailored approach ensures that each subject is covered systematically, rather than lingering on a single topic for an excessive length of time, which fosters more effective knowledge retention.

Recognizing the importance of time management, it is equally crucial to intersperse brief, refreshing breaks within the study routine. This approach, recommended by FortisLearn helps to maintain your child’s motivation and makes the revision process a more engaging and enjoyable experience.

Use FortisLearn 3-Step-Ace Method

The 3 Step ACE Study Method, is tailored around the resources and support that FortisLearn provides for our students, creates a structured and cyclical process of learning, leveraging on the most effective and result proven study method—a strategy designed to optimize science learning performance.

Learn more about FortisLearn 3 Step Ace Method

Develop Quick Reference Guides for Simplified Review

Whether it’s on index cards, a digital note, quick reference guides is a proven method for solidifying understanding. Research indicates that the act of writing down information enables students to process and memorize it more effectively compared to just reading.

Furthermore, these reference guides act as concise refreshers that assist your child in recalling complex science formulas or specific scientific concepts—think of it as a tool that helps unearth valuable insights, much like a detector sweeping for hidden treasures.

To craft such a guide, simply select a chapter or topic from your chosen subject. Write down the essential information, including formulas, crucial definitions, and main ideas. Consider incorporating color-coding or illustrative sketches to elucidate complex points. This tool is for your child’s benefit, so personalize it in a way that will make the information resonate with them, whether that involves highlighting the intricacies of cellular functions or the nuances of historical events.

Encourage creativity and imaginative expression in this process. However, it is vital to exercise restraint—these guides should be succinct and focused. Aim for brevity, avoiding the temptation to turn a quick reference into a full-fledged textbook.

Alternatively, use FortisLearn Flashcards to assist with your revisions, it is a simpler and easier approach.

Align Study Sessions with Your Body Clock

Is your child a morning person? Or perhaps more of a night owl? Or maybe they hit their stride in the mid-afternoon? Identifying your child’s peak productivity hours is key—once you find that window, secure it, and optimize it for their learning sessions.

Studies indicate that students who aren’t naturally inclined to wake up early tend to perform less well in classes held during early morning hours. While rearranging class schedules isn’t within your control, what you can control is when your child dedicates time to review and study. Schedule these sessions for the times when your child is most alert and focused.

Additionally, fostering healthy sleep habits is essential. Prioritize establishing a regular sleep schedule that ensures your child remains mentally sharp and ready to retain new information.

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