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Helping students to complete the exam syllabus timely: tips for teachers

In the education system, we learn and grow. For effective teaching and learning, exams play an important role. To check students’ understanding and knowledge of the academic subjects, later working for improvement and betterment, exams are conducted by the teachers for students.

To appear for exams, students have to study and complete a set of lessons known as the syllabus. Based on this syllabus only, exams are designed. To attempt the paper effectively and score well, students need to wind up the syllabus timely and utilize the remaining time for multiple revisions and practice. Let us discuss some effective tips that teachers can follow to help students in completing the exam syllabus well on time.

Tips for teachers to help students complete the exam syllabus timely

1. Complete teaching the syllabus timely

To help students with the exam syllabus, the first thing to do is to complete the syllabus promptly in the classroom. If teachers will be late at teaching, students will also be late at learning and winding up the syllabus for the exam. To avoid this from happening with your students, complete the syllabus well in advance.

To do so, teachers must plan and prepare for the classes in advance. With a proper plan of action, classes will become more goal specific, and systematic. Also sometimes teaching from textbooks becomes a difficult and time-consuming process. Using an education app, you can access several audiovisual tools like educational videos, modules demonstrations, picture cards, PowerPoint presentations, and more. This will help to teach better and quicker.

2. Conduct tests from time to time

Many students have a habit of delaying and procrastinating their learning. This makes them pile up huge chunks of the syllabus that becomes difficult to do together and also affects exam preparation. To make students avoid doing this, conducting regular tests is very important. For example, after completing two to three lessons, you can have a short test for the students. This will make learners consistent, and regular with their studies. When students know that regular exams are going to be conducted, they self-study every day and avoid procrastinating.

3. Arrange doubt classes

While studying, facing doubts and queries in understanding is common with all students. If doubts won’t be cleared, students will remain confused and face difficulty in understanding the lessons. This reduces their learning speed and also completing the syllabus promptly becomes problematic. To overcome this issue and help students with effective exam preparation, teachers can arrange separate doubt classes. In these doubt classes, attend to the doubts and queries of all the students. Summarize the tough topics and provide them with effective subject understanding.

4. Have interesting revision activities

For helping students complete the exam syllabus on time, having revisions in the classroom is very helpful. Don’t have revisions of many lessons altogether. Have multiple rounds of revisions on smaller learning portions respectively. For example, you can ask students to come prepared for two lessons at a time and have a revision of it in the classroom. Ask questions, have online quizzes, tricky maths puzzles with answers, riddles, multiple-choice question worksheets, written exercises for effective revisions, and complete the syllabus on time.

5.  Interact with parents to know the student’s routine and lifestyle

For effective exam preparation, having an active lifestyle is very important. If students lack the right lifestyle habits and routines, they won’t be able to study well. In this regard, teachers need to interact with the parents.

Along with teachers, parents are equally involved to ensure the academic growth and development of students. Arrange meetups or make regular phone calls to the parents. Ask them whether the child is taking care of his or her health or not, following a learning routine or not. Ask them to ensure the following lifestyle habits.

  • Ask parents to make their child go to bed on time so that he or she can wake up early and become more productive for the day.
  • Tell parents to limit the social media and screen time of the students. Excessive use of phones can lead to wastage of time and affects learning.
  • Ask parents to make students have a highly nutritious diet. This will help to stay healthy and fit.
  • Tell parents to check the learning status of the students, take their tests at home, and ensure that they follow an active learning routine.

Conclusion

Effective exam preparation includes completing the syllabus on time and having effective revisions and practice. To do so, teachers must help students. By following the above-mentioned tips, teachers can help students to complete the syllabus effectively and on time. This will reduce exam fear and stress from the students and assure high scores and ranks.

Huynh Nguyen

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