In the preparation for the study of secondary science, students need to apply an effective learning approach in order to excel in this subject. In this approach of study, it must encompass the right set of skills, techniques, as well as the development of resources for the study of secondary science.
1) Gathering the Information
Gathering a good set of resourceful materials is of paramount importance in the preparation for the study of secondary science. It is important to have these resources as they provide a vast array of questions and points of learning. Thus, students are able to research and study on their own when without the aid of teachers. Such resources come in the form of notes, textbooks, past-year papers and questions that serve as a reservoir of information that students can refer to when they need it.
2) Persistence and Consistent Practice
To go beyond just passing the subject, it is imperative for the student to practise. It is only through practice that students realize where their faults lie, such that they know which areas they need to improve. This involves utilizing resources such as past year questions, where students will go through rigorous practices to raise their capacity to adapt to the variety of questions so as to reduce their apprehension during examinations.
It is only through practice that students realize where their faults lie, such that they know which areas they need to improve.
3) Regulate your Learning
Be it during practices, tests and examinations, mistakes are bound to be made. By consistently looking out for mistakes, students are able to consolidate their areas of weaknesses, such that they know which areas to focus and improve upon. Aside from mistakes, students should also take up the initiative to research on questions that they hardly come across. That way, the student is able to cover a wider scope of the syllabus, and be aware of the loopholes in their learning. In this light, the student should practice consistently in order to properly gauge how well they are performing. They should take down notes and points of information that can be referred to when needed.
4) Understanding your Mistakes
A mistake made during any form of assessment should not be ignored. It is essential to understand why we make those mistakes, such that we do not make them again. We can avoid such mistakes by reviewing and understanding on how answers are derived, as well as consulting teachers who will be able to provide explanations for such mistakes.
5) Last Minute Revision
Nearing the date of exams, students should never panic. If they have been consistent in their assessments and learning, they only have to refer to their notes that point out the most common mistakes they make, as well as the more difficult questions that they find to be more challenging. Additionally, students should go through the essential points that they have gathered so as to have a good understanding of the parameter of learning.