KEEPING UP THE PACE

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With the KCSE exams going on, it isn’t the time to relax or pressure yourself to read all the books in the library. It is important that you avoid any kind of pressure just as not relax more than needed for you. Here are some of the tips to follow as the exams are going on.

  • Read light things

Now that the examination is already in progress, don’t go collect all the books you can, thinking that is how you are working hard. It is at this time that you are expected to read smart; read light stuff that won’t confuse or make you get tired easily. Read the important short notes that you had before hand.

  • DO NOT read throughout the night

No one should lie to you that one whole night spent in reading will help you miraculously. It is your hard work in the entire year that matters right now. Spending the whole night cramming math formulas and biology terminologies will just make you more exhausted before the paper.

  • Sleep as early as you can

After you have gone through your short notes, say a short prayer and sleep! It is important that you wake up very fresh and ready to do the paper. Good sleep means a fresh mind and body.

  • Relax, but with a limit

As the exams are going on, you might, at a certain point start relaxing since you are already used to the exam season. It is good for you to quickly adapt to the system, relax, have some fun with friends during weekends, sign auto books but don’t overdo it too. Just as much as you have time for merry, have time to go through your notes and refresh your memory on what you learnt throughout the year.

  • Honesty matters.

It is at this time that you will have all kind of friends, relatives and even some teachers calling you to seek ‘shortcuts’ so you pass your exams. Remember, this is your life and no one else’s. If you decide to start your life with cheating, then do know that one time somewhere, what you did will reflect back. Be careful whom you associate with at this time. Avoid unnecessary panic because seeking ‘shortcuts’ will just mess your head the last minute.

  • Be confident

Believe in yourself, in your whole year hard work. Don’t let anyone corrupt your mind that you need anything extra to pass. You have all it needs and all you have to do is close your eyes and ears to the wrong people. You are the best and you will definitely achieve your goals.

  • Get closer to God

You need Him now more than ever. At this point, He is the only one who can help you succeed, not your teachers, not your friends, not your relatives and not even your parents. Get closer to Him, pray much and have faith in Him and He won’t let you down.

I believe you got all it takes to get to your goals. Have the same confidence you had from the start, keep up the pace and don’t let any obstacle block your way to success. Wishing you the very best in your exams.

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