It is another year's end. The final term brings in nervousness. Students want to complete their exams and move on to the next academic year. However, the actual battle begins in the last quarter before the annual exams. If the teachers support their students in the previous quarter to prepare well for yearly exams, then the chances of students exceeding expectations are higher.
If a group of students does well in the exams, then it means that the students have a good understanding of the subjects. Hence, it is in the interest of teachers to teach the subject well and assist students as they prepare for their exams.
Usually, exam preparation indicates a revision of concepts and solving multiple model papers. But, it does not end at that. Teachers can use several strategies to assist students.
Teachers should evaluate their students throughout the year, especially during the last quarter before annual exams. Teachers can review previous assessments and determine the usual errors that students generally make. They should then plan a session with the students, where the typical errors are highlighted and discussed while providing a rational reason why it is an error.
Every individual approaches a problem differently. Through experience, we develop smarter problem-solving techniques. Teachers can model problem-solving techniques in the classroom. Modeling would indicate speaking your mind aloud as you read the question and provide the answer. By doing so, a teacher is demonstrating a thinking pattern and approach to identifying the solution.
Understand the Question
Encourage students to understand questions clearly. Several times students make an error since they do not understand the question. Mentor them to look for keywords or phrases in the question.
Identify Pain Points
Even if students understand most of the concepts in a subject, there would always be specific pain points that every student would have. Students may have a standard list of pain points. Compile them and have a class session discussing the concept.
Apply The Knowledge
Students may not remember the knowledge they have gained. Hence, they must be encouraged to apply the knowledge, wherein the abstract thought becomes concrete. Thus, they have a better chance of remembering the concepts.
Incorporate technology in classroom sessions. A video demonstrating various subjects can make learning enjoyable.