Surviving the Philippine Christian University or PCU ticking timed entrance exam.
People say that time is gold. But for entrance examinees, time is like a ticking bomb.
pero mas nakakatense yung entrance exam sa pcu. May time limit hahaha
— jáh🌸 (@_jannamaeee) December 6, 2016
For entrance examinees of the Philippine Christian University, nakaka-tense talaga ang test. To lessen the pressure, here are 5 ways you can do to pass the exam and not exploding into bits while taking it.
1. Prepare for the hard Algebraic and Trigonometric questions.
Math, our greatest enemy. In every entrance exam, there will always be the Mathematical Comprehension part where your faith will be tested. The study hack to counter this pressure is by memorizing the basic formulas and equations then writing them down to a set of cue cards. You can use this cards while reviewing or when trying to remember which formula is which.
2. Reading is something not to take for granted.
If you think the reading comprehension is easy, think again. Despite simplifying it to just reading long passages, this part is where the time pressure would be. One is because you have to read these essay type questions. Two is that you have to answer the corresponding questions to each. Try to master the skip and scan technique and look for context clues.
3. Reread hard questions.
In reality, some hard questions have the answers themselves. Make sure you double read those questions because you might be able to find the answer from it. If not, there are provided context clues that can help you out when making an educated guess. By eliminating the least likely to be the answer, chances are you will get the right answer.
4. Don’t forget the basics.
Not just the basic skills but also the basic necessities of your exam bag. Remember to bring light snacks or candies that can calm your nerves. You should also bring extra sheets of clean papers for scratch or extra pens and pencils. At least, whatever happens, you are prepared for the worst thing that could happen.
5. Never leave anything blank.
Whether the exam is a right-minus-wrong or not, always remember to shade everything. Never leave an item blank as this can affect the result of your exam. By making an educated guess, you might fall on to the right answer after all.