I'm writing this article for the Forum commmunity question by Paul Janson.

This is his question,

I am starting my AL studies. I'm a 2017 batch physical science student now I study 1 hr each subjects. In my study timeI mostly Practice questions from books. I think that doing questions is the only way I could improve my theory but should I study the notes from the books too? Or do I need to take short notes while I study. So give me tips to start my studies

These are some of the tips which helped me to get 3A's in my A Level. But I'm writing this article common for both Bio science and physical science students.

1. Past papers

As paul said, to understand the theories batter, ywe MUST have to do questions as much as possible. Specially you must be very through in the past paper question since 2017 A/L final exam paper will be exactly like the past papers. Most students don't practice past paper adequately. Because some of them think that doing past paper again and again make them by heart the question.
Well in my experience, when you do past paper again and again is one of the easiest shortcut to get 3A's. Because when you practice the questions again and again, you will be so good at the past paper. As I mentioned before, 2017 A/L final exam paper also will be very similar to the past paper.
One of the most important advantage of doing past paper again and again is, you will understand the art of creating questions. In other words, you will understand how the questions are made of! So that you will get the ability to create new types of question.

2. Model papers.

Since you are new to A/L, it is no problem in practicing model papers. Because you have adequate time.
But you have to understand something. By doing past paper very thoroughly with a good understanding in theories, you will be able to get more than 75 marks. In order to get extra 5 or 15 marks, there the model papers come.
Most of the students gets greedy and they just go for the model papers which give them some extra marks. But they don't practice the past papers adequately. So they loose most of their time and marks by being greedy.

So what you have to do is, first practice the past paper thoroughly until you get the satisfactions. Then do model paper as you wish.

3. Planning your studies

“Every minute you spend in planning saves 10 minutes in execution; this gives
you a 1,000 percent Return on Energy!” - Brian tracy
That is one of my favorite quote. And that is exactly true. You have to plan your studies and most importantly it should be a practically applicable plan.

Most of the student use to put their study plans and the most of them are not be able to practically followed. We are humans, not robots. We need entertainment, spiritual development , happiness and sometimes we get tired, bored. So sometimes we don't be able to work according to our tight plans.
So our plan should flexible and it should be able to following practically. 


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Posted: 4 years 8 months ago by Raainah #16046
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Thank you very much.. :-)
Posted: 4 years 8 months ago by Raainah #16045
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Hello dear unknown, ;-) Thanks alot...i will do my exam..once again thank u very much..so nice of u..
Posted: 4 years 8 months ago by T.san #16041
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summa eluthi parunga
Don't skip
Ondum padikatiyum paruva illa summa eluthunka

Yaru sari nallavanka istudyroom la expected qns poduvanka
(I am also waiting )

Select pani rendu Munda padich tu eluthunga

Don't worry
Posted: 4 years 8 months ago by Thenuka Uruththiramoorthy #16032
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Never skip the exam
Doing exams will give you a lot of experiences and you can find out your mistakes and if you do the exams this year you will not have any fear about the exam in the next year.
Don't feel like you are not ready for the exams.
Every student feel like this before the exams. This is natural.
Never get fear about the results.
Good luck
Posted: 4 years 8 months ago by Raainah #16030
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Hello,am doing my exam this year. .exam is just six days away..but am not ready this time..i wanted to do next year..but ma parents dont let me skip the exam...am so worried because i couldn't study well..what is the best advice that u could give me regarding this?is it disadvantageous to skip this year and do it next year?i think if i get one more year,i can really do some good work...but ma parents say just try this time..it would be a better experience...but am so worried about the results.help me get through this...give me a peice of advice to take a good decision..thank u
Posted: 4 years 8 months ago by Ayesha Azra #15870
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Thnq soo much. These tips wuld be really useful
Posted: 4 years 9 months ago by Fathima #15850
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Thank you brother
Posted: 4 years 10 months ago by Vinay #15348
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Posted: 4 years 10 months ago by Sabnam #14139
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Posted: 4 years 10 months ago by Asrah #14138
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Thank you
Posted: 4 years 11 months ago by Mohammed #13136
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Nce idea
Posted: 5 years 4 days ago by Aska fathima #12596
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How i get A in chemistry.. pls give some ideas
Posted: 5 years 1 month ago by PUSHPARAJAH PRIYADHARUSHAN #11848
Where could I get biology notes
Posted: 5 years 2 months ago by kasthury paramananthan #11730
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How to remember facts for a long time? Plz give me some tips to get rid of nervousness during exams?
Posted: 5 years 2 months ago by Risany saleem #11716
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jazakallahu hairan
Posted: 5 years 2 months ago by kasthury paramananthan #11715
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Thanks a lot :)
Posted: 5 years 6 months ago by zihna #10640
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Thank you brother.
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Posted: 5 years 8 months ago by Ashfaq ahmed #9681
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jazakallahu khairan brother please include me in duas
Posted: 5 years 9 months ago by sabeehah #9669
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Thank you for your advice. Can I know how to remember the facts that I study for a long time? ☺
Posted: 5 years 9 months ago by Janson #9352
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Thank you so much for your advice. I am to focus more on past paper. But now I have studied only some concepts so I should search those and study.