March 19, 2018

1. Know what topics are to be tested

Avoid entering the exam venue and realizing that you have been studying for the wrong subject or chapters

  • Ask your teachers

  • Read your exam timetable carefully

  • Take note of the list of tested subjects for that exam

2. Start revision early

Kick your bad habit of studying and cramming at the last minute. A good tutor is important as he/she...

March 19, 2018

Here’s some tips to make the best of JC lectures:

1. Know which chapter the lecture is about.

Your lecturer might tell you what the next lecture will be about, so make sure you know clearly!! Please do not walk into a lecture without knowing what it’s going to be about.

2. Get yourself familiar with the lecture notes before the lecture.

Even if you don’t understand, just finish reading and...

March 19, 2018

1. It is okay to fail!

“Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.” - Winston Churchill

It is absolutely fine and even normal to get S and U in JC exams. Do not let your Secondary school mindset of getting As and Bs affect you. What matters the most is that you don’t give up and learn from your mistakes.

  • Review your exam papers thoroughly

  • Identi...

March 19, 2018

Many JC students start to get discouraged in school. These could include reasons such as:

  1. You try so hard, but the result does not reflect the effort put in.

  2. Teachers are discouraging and does not encourage and support students in the way they need to.

  3. Secondary and JC years make up a large percentage of a child's teenage years. It is normal for you to experience bumps in...

March 19, 2018

1. Understanding the requirements of the subject

The different H2 Maths chapters require different aspect of understanding. Some topics focus on visualizing (eg integration to find the volume of solids), some focus on applying (eg forming the differential equation from the question), while some focus on practice (eg Maclaurins Series). Ms Cheng will point out the focus of the different...

March 19, 2018

There are many kinds of JC tuition centres in Singapore that offer different kinds of services aimed to help you. Before signing up for tuition, you might have to think about which style of tuition will suit you the best. You can find out more by going for Trial Lesson, asking around, or reading forums about them.

Firstly, you have to consider what kind of problems you are facing. Many...

March 13, 2018

1. Understanding the requirements of the subject

The different JC Chemistry chapters require different aspect of understanding. Some topics focus on memorization (eg Organic Chem), while some topics focus on application of formulae (eg acid-base equilibrium). Ms Cheng will accurately identify and go through the respective features of the chapters with you, ensuring that you will complet...

March 8, 2018

1. Read the materials before going to class 

This method is known as the "Flipped Classroom" or "Class Reversed" concept and it is a growing trend to doing well, especially for JC Chemistry where it's effect can be seen twofold. It allows students to familiarise themselves with the concepts before classes so that everything is much easier to follow and they can instead use class time to...

March 8, 2018

1. Don’t skip too many steps at once

Avoid skipping too many steps at once when it comes to addition and subtraction. Students usually attempt to skip a few steps in problem solving by working it out mentally to save time. However, these mental calculations are not always accurate, which will lead to the wrong answer despite going through all the right steps.

2. Check calculations and RE...

March 8, 2018

What is the best time to study? It’s one of those endless debates among JC students; is it better to study at night or during the day? Each side has its own loyal advocates who will speak at length of the benefits of their preferred method to try and convince you of the benefits of their choice.

Everyone thinks they know what the best time to study is but the reality is that each p...

March 8, 2018

Firstly,  read the problem carefully and multiple times in order to try and understand what it wants and what topics are involved in the equation. This helps you narrow down the formulas that you can use. If you're still confused, try paraphrasing the problem.

Next, draw the problem out with the help of diagrams and models to help visualise the question and look for any patterns. Write...

March 8, 2018

1. Understand your exam 

Know the entire JC Math paper in and out so that you know what to expect from each section (e.g. multiple choice or structured questions) and allocate an ideal amount of time to each question so that you do not over run. 

2. Use reading time (if given) effectively 

Make sure to run through all the questions in the JC Math paper instead of trying to work out the an...

March 8, 2018

 1. How you approach studying matters 

Being in the right mindset is important to study smarter - sometimes you just can't force yourself to be in the "right mindset" and so this is when you have to take a break in order to avoid frustration and get back to it when you're feeling better.

Ways to help improve your study mindset:

  • Aim to think positively when you study, and remind y...

March 8, 2018

1. Practice, practice and more practice 

It is impossible to successfully study JC maths just by reading and listening. The more you practice solving math problems, the better and there is no escaping this reality. Each problem has its own characteristics and it is important to learn how to solve it in numerous ways before the exam.

2. Review errors

When you make a mistake, don't just loo...

March 8, 2018

It's totally normal to fail your exams in JC. Whatever the result, the most important that you learn from your mistakes!

Here’s what you can do to help yourself improve!

1. Don’t let the Sec School “I’m the best” mindset bother you.

Secondary school and JC is very different, and it doesn’t matter if you have been getting stellar grades all the time, JC is a new and different experience. J...

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