Preparing for an examination can be a bit nerve-wracking. It gets more challenging when it is the candidate’s first time of writing an external examination like the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE). The BECE which is organised by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC) is an examination which determines the students’ opportunity to make it into the Senior High School. To be admitted into the best Senior High Schools in the country requires making good grades at the BECE.
On that note, let’s delve into the benefits of past questions and how they can transform your grades. These are 5 reasons why it is important to solve past questions.
- Gives you a feel of the exam
For someone who is most likely writing an external examination for the first time, past questions give you a feel of the format, style and question structure of the examination. In other words, it gives you an idea of what to expect as you try your hands on the questions.
- Past questions have a high chance of being repeated
Past questions have a very high chance of being repeated in an exam. Matter of fact, there will always be a past question of some sort in your examination. If that is the case, why do most students still fail? It is important to solve past questions from past questions books and platforms like Apor if you are serious about passing the BECE.
- Helps you work on your speed
Most students sometimes lose marks not necessarily because they do not have answers to the questions but because they run out of time. I know I mentioned that you can use past questions books but there is only one way you can check your speed and that is on the Apor Past Questions platform. While you solve the questions on the platform, there is a timer that keeps your time in check. The time you are allotted is the same time WAEC allocates for answering the questions. Sign up for Apor here and benefit from this feature.
- You can explore the answers to the questions
Questions that otherwise would have confused you in the exam hall will not get you sweating because you have the chance to find answers while solving past questions. It is important to take time to check the answers to the questions while as you solve them.
- Solving past questions can give you confidence
When you solve past questions over a long period, you begin to have confidence in yourself and your ability to ace the exam. The examination fever is likely to transform into a feeling of excitement and expectation. 😊