Study tips to succeed in your SPM!

Useful Study Tips for the Sijil Pelajaran Malaysia (SPM) Exam

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The most common barrier to success encountered by secondary school students in Malaysia is a lack of effective techniques for study and exam preparation. If you are one of the majority of students whose answer to the question, “How do you study for your tests?” is, “What’s the tips for the questions coming out in the SPM exam?” then you need to take a serious look at your study skills.

The SPM examination is one of the most important exams that you will take in your life. You should take it seriously. If you do not get at least 3 credits with passes in BM & Sejarah in SPM, you will not be able to continue your studies at college. Research has shown that those diploma or degree earn higher salaries in Malaysia than those without.

Below are some suggestions to increase your effectiveness as a student.

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General Test Preparation for the SPM Examination

Time is precious. Nobody is more aware of this than the poor student who hasn’t studied a thing until the night before the SPM exam. By then, of course, it’s too late. The key to breaking the cycle of cramming for tests is to think ahead and create an effective study plan. Not only will this help you get organised and make the most of your time, it’ll also put your mind at ease and get rid of that nasty feeling you get when you walk into the SPM exam hall knowing that you’re not at all prepared.

To do well on tests you must first learn the material, and then review it before the SPM exam.
These are techniques to better understand your material:

Learning in Class

Be involved in your classes. Don’t simply pretend you are a sponge, ready to soak up whatever the teacher says. You are there to learn, not to be taught. If the teacher is moving too fast for you, or if you don’t understand what is being said, say something!

  • Take good notes in your class and textbooks.
  • Review your notes soon after class.
  • Review notes briefly before the next class.
  • Schedule some time at the end of the week for a longer review.
  • Ask your teacher if you are not sure of something
  • Ask your friends to help you

Reviewing

Research has shown that reviewing new material within 24 hours of hearing it increases your retention of that material by about 60%. This means that you will be 60% ahead of the game the next time you walk into class. If you want to significantly reduce the time necessary to prepare for exams, this is the way to do it.

  • Take good notes
  • Organize your notes, texts, and assignmentsSPM study tips
    according to what will be on the test.
  • Estimate the hours you’ll need to review materials.
  • Draw up a schedule that blocks units of time and material.
  • Test yourself on the material. Use past year examination questions.
  • Join a study group and make sure that you all study and not chat
  • Take regular study breaks
  • Have a Facebook study group or WhatsApp study chat, to ask questions
  • Finish your studying the day before the exam.
  • Outline the entire set of notes. When you study a large body of information, you should study from concept to detail, not the other way around. It will, in fact, be much easier to learn the details if you take the time to learn the concept and theory first. The least efficient approach to studying is to attempt to memorize your notes from beginning to end. It’s not the words which are important–it’s the ideas.
  • Consider ways of dealing with the information other than those used in class. the more ways you can manipulate and experience the material you are trying to learn, the more secure your understanding and memory will be. Some suggestions:
    • Make charts, diagrams and graphs.
    • Make lists.
  • If the subject matter includes structures, practice drawing those structures. Remember that a drawing is useless unless the important structures are labeled.
  • There are almost always types of information which you will have to memorize (eg. vocabulary). No one has ever invented a better device for memorizing than flash cards.

Overcoming SPM Exam Anxiety

Most students experience some level of anxiety during an exam

Developing good study habits and strategies for the SPM Exam

  • Managing time (deal with procrastination, distractions, laziness)SPM Study tips
  • Organizing material to be studied and learned
  • Take a step by step approach to build a strategy and not get overwhelmed
  • Outside pressures such as success/failure consequences (grades, graduation), peer pressure, competitiveness, etc.
  • Reviewing your past performance on tests to improve and learn from experience

Reduce your stress by preparing well before the SPM exam

  • Approach the exam with confidence:
    • Use whatever strategies you can to personalize success: visualization, logic, talking to yourself, practice, group study, journaling, etc.
    • View the exam as an opportunity to show how much you’ve studied and to receive a reward for the studying you’ve done.
  • Be prepared!
    • Go through your material thoroughly and organize what materials you will need for SPM study tipsthe exam.
    • Use a checklist.
  • Allow yourself plenty of time,
    • Wake up early. Prepare the night before the things you need to bring to the exam such as your IC, 2B pencil, rubber, etc. Get to the exam area early.
  • Avoid thinking you need to cram just before
  • Strive for a relaxed state of concentration. Be focused.
    • Avoid speaking with any fellow students who have not prepared, who express negativity, who will distract your preparation
  • Exercise
    • Exercise a little bit to get your adrenaline going. This will help make you more alert and sharpen the mind.
  • Get a good night’s sleep
    • Don’t go to the exam with an empty stomach
      Fresh fruits and vegetables are often recommended to reduce stress.

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Posted on November 2, 2011, in Malaysian Education, SPM, SPM Tips and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. mary maria @jane

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