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Tuesday 3 November 2020


 Bettering your Post-UTME Preparation

They say preparation is the key to winning right, yes that’s what I believe too. But to take it farther than that, I also believe the proper preparation is the master key; the master key that cannot afford to not work. You can prepare and still prepare astray and not end up winning, but when your preparation is proper is when your chances of winning get really close to 100%. Now, as a candidate of OAU Post-UTME, how do you prepare properly to enable your win? I’ve been a tutor for almost a decade now, so be sure I’ve got a lot to share from experience, so let’s do it.

Do not let anyone tell you it’s impossible to score 20/20 in the Post-UTME test, because believe me, you can, and I say this because I have seen such score a few times; it’s hard, but not impossible. So if you are still very shaky about how your O/Level points and your UTME points added together have been low, I need you to believe you can still build your aggregate points with your Post-UTME score. But how do you make that happen? Get this first, it is very important you get yourself to a tutorial center with experienced tutors. There is nothing they will teach you at the tutorial center that you are not capable of figuring out on your own, yes, but you cannot figure experience out on your own, lest it would be too late for when you need the lessons, and that would be you having to learn from your own mistakes; which is never that good. So join a tutorial center to learn from the tutors’ experiences; it increases your chances of performing great in the test. Besides, there is how group preparation helps you put your preparation in perspectives.

Secondly, studying the OAU Post-UTME past questions is good, but here are the mistakes you should never make doing that: (1). don’t believe OAU would repeat any one of those questions, just see the questions as the pointer to what OAU Post-UTME test questions look like. (2). Don’t believe the answers behind the past questions are absolutely correct (especially when the questions and answers aren’t statistical), believing the answers on the past questions are the absolutely right answers would get you to not open your eyes to the mistakes OAU likes you to make in the Post-UTME test. Besides, for all you know, there might be something you know very well that the authors of the answers on the past questions are yet to know. So despite the answers they give, you still have to really work your solutions out your way and know how they got the answers and why they chose a particular option. (3). The past question is supposed to be your study guide not your textbook; you’re supposed to get from it what direction should your studying go, it should not be what you study lonely. So get you some textbooks and use them in line with the past questions. It works better that way.

Lastly, don’t read wide! Don’t do it! Don’t go and be reading some long essays on your subjects, you do not need that, that’s going to waste your time. Your studying should be about points not about analysis; you are going to be tested majorly on remembrance, speed and accuracy, which means the questions you will be answering will mostly be about what you know, but the aim is to test how fast you can provide what you know rightly. So reading wide will not help you on this as the more you read is always and almost the more you forget or can't remember quickly. So focus on points not analysis. If you do these three things religiously, and you don’t allow the exam moment fright catch you, and your computer doesn’t mess things up for you at the exam hall, I'm very certain you will get over 95% of the 20 marks of the Post-UTME test. I wish you the best of luck as you try.

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