If your child is about to sit for the PSLE very soon, you are likely feeling the stress like never before. Perhaps your mind is filled with thoughts like all the topics your child has yet to master, their grades which hasn’t seemed to improve even with all the practices and tuition lessons, and the same mistakes they have been making again and again. With such limited time left in the lead up to the actual PSLE, what is the most effective way to help your child study and get ready for the exams?
Our tutors provide some tips on how to revise when the exams are approaching:
1. Target the “Low-Hanging Fruit”
No one should expect their child to study and master the entire syllabus in one week before the exam. This is especially if there are some topics or areas the child is still quite lost about. Trying to teach your child these topics from scratch at this late stage may only add to their stress, make them feel discouraged, and add to your frustrations.
Targeting the ‘low-hanging fruit’ means identifying those areas which are easy to fix, rather than attempting the impossible. Look for common mistakes and bad habits that your child can correct immediately, and brush up on topics that they already have a good foundation on, helping them hone their strengths.