How to pass any exam

1. Find out the “front of work”

This refers to the amount of knowledge required to pass the exam. Whatever it is, it must at least be understood in order not to learn superfluous and concentrate forces on difficult moments.

2. Collect information about the teacher

Teachers are also people, and they like something, but they hate something. For example, I observed a sad picture on the defense of the thesis project, when the student received a four just because he called a good textbook that the chairman of the commission hated. And he knew about it, but decided to “go to the principle”. It was worth doing? I think no.

3. Work for a semester

Obviously, but a fact. It is better to work ahead of time, and the material will have time to be deposited in the head, if it is consumed in small portions. And if you work in practical classes, you can earn “buns”, which can turn into additional points in the exam. For example, I at one time got excellent in many respects due to the fact that I passed the texts by heart before everyone else on the course.

4. Find out for what many points are given

It concerns in the first place exams with clear evaluation criteria. For example, on the USE in English, the reading task aloud gives only one point, and the remaining oral tasks – up to three points. Therefore, you can not do this task at all, but concentrate on more “profitable” questions.

5. Understand how important you are to score

Based on the answer to this question, you can understand how much time to give preparation and how to behave on the day of the exam. Do you want high marks? You go in the top five. The teacher is not tired yet, he will ask “with passion”, but he will listen carefully. Also, he most likely agrees to give an additional question if you want a higher score.

On the other hand, it is known that the weakest students come in, however, and the bar at the end is usually lower: the teacher wants to leave as quickly as possible. Therefore, for the answer to “two plus” it is much easier to get a triplet at the end than in the beginning.

6. In the exam, keep your nose on the wind and do not brake

Interesting discoveries can wait even there. Once I passed the exam in literature. The system was as follows: the student gives the teacher a list of literature in which the read works are emphasized (at least 70% of the list, for the revealed fraud – minus the score). Before me, several people answered, and they all did not read The Quiet Don, which the teacher was very upset about. I realized that this is my chance, took an eraser and erased under this work.

When my turn came, the teacher discontentedly noted: “And you also did not read the Quiet Flows the Don!” I made big eyes and said that I was reading, just, apparently, I forgot to emphasize. Needless to say, my answer to this exam consisted almost entirely of a discussion of my favorite work.


So, find out in advance what is required for the exam, who will take it and how it will be taken, sort out what kind of result you need, work during the semester and act on the situation on the exam. And of course, get ready. I hope that these tips will be useful to you.

And how do you prepare for the exams? Share in the comments.