The exam period can cause many students anxiety and stress. Lots of that is due to the bad habits that they pick up. Even more so when there are so many distractions. Many students already know what the good and bad habits are. It is a case of reminding them and trying to come up with solutions to break the bad habits.
Students in my year level were asked in groups to reflect on what are good study habits they have and which bad habits they have. They were then asked to pin up their work and discuss the ideas of the other groups.
Students were able to discuss and understand what good habits they need to employ but also what stops them studying. They can understand what the good habits are.
Their list included;
Bad Habits include
The G12 students are deep in studying their set works for the IB exam. Having completed the study of the Bach Brandenburg concerto. I thought it would be useful to do some open book exam questions with the G12 students and how to approach the section A question.
This is quite a general explanation of how to approach the question. However, the simple steps should help students develop their practices and focus their time when in a pressured environment.
IB Music Section A, Exam Preparation - Strategies for Success,
Leaving the exam room do not dwell on what you have written. It is in the past, you can be safe in the knowledge you prepared the best you could, and you gave it all of your effort.
By Christopher Hoddinott
I am the Projects Coordinator and Senior School Music teacher at XCL World Academy in Singapore. I have over 10 year of IB teaching experience and working on bringing great learning experiences and opportunities to students.