During exams, it is normal for kids to get into the swing of things and be a little over their heads. Before you know it, exam season is upon you. By learning how to help your child revise at a young age, you can help your child become more confident in the long run. Parents will also be able to take a step back and know that they will not be expected to know everything, just as their kids will not. This article provides eight quick tips that can help in Kuala Lumpur school exams!
Provide them with a dedicated study area at home
Let your child have their own study space at home with a dedicated area in the living room, bedroom, or even on a table with storage. For example, you can put a desk in a corner of the living room and give your child a computer designed for children, as well as all of the programs needed to help them keep focused and learn at their own pace.
There is a need for a revision to the schedule
Whatever revision you think you need for preschool in Malaysia exams, it’s better to overestimate. The more time they have to do extra work, the more they feel they should have done it! On the other hand, if you underestimate them, they will feel like their tuition money is being wasted. Be realistic and keep track of how many days a week students spend on their revision timetable so that you can assess whether there are any gaps or whether the students are getting through it at all.
Experiment with different revision methods
When revising your child’s work, it can be helpful to try different techniques. Science has shown that it is important for kids to play around with a wide range of approaches – from talking through to interactive problem-solving. This helps them to think harder about their ideas and learn to solve problems as well as find the answers themselves. The more varied ways you introduce methods and approaches, the better result you’ll get.
Creating mind maps and brain dumps
These are really great tools to start off any revision session. Ask your child to write down everything they can think of related to that subject without looking at their textbook or class notes. It doesn’t have to be organized or tidy and can be in bullet points, notes, or full sentences. Regardless of how much they end up being able to recall later on, starting off with a minimal amount of information, will help them gain confidence that they can recall more as the day goes on!
Practice at home by taking practice exams
Practice exams are a good way to practice for the exam because you get a realistic assessment of your understanding of the topics in question. Some practice papers also include extra questions about what might be tricky or confusing in the exam as well as challenging questions about grammar or vocabulary not included in the official examination specification, so it’s really helpful if you do a lot of practice.
Start by identifying their weaker subjects
Start by giving them a clear and precise explanation of what their weak subject is so that they know what to do. With younger children or those who may still struggle to name their weak subjects (e.g. ‘My Maths is not much good’), this can be done by having a show-and-tell session where you share your experiences with them as well as reading about other people’s experiences in different subjects or skills in your subject area.