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Hello Jambites: Here’s Top 10 Secrets To Scoring High in The Exam!

The belief that all you need in Jamb is to pass has thoroughly been debunked. This can be reflected in a situation where you see candidates who score around 240 are not offered admission to study their desired course. Hence the need to score high.

This brings us to the reality that passing Jamb alone (Scoring 180 to 200) is not enough. What matters now is how high you can score. The higher you score, the more your chance of getting admitted to study your course of choice.

In this article, I will not touch the exact score you need to be sure of admission. I have already treated that in my recent post on Jamb score that will guarantee you admission .

Now, lets see how to read And Score High in Jamb:

1. Read Points

The reason why so many candidates fail Jamb is that they read too hard. It sounds ironically, right? But you don’t need to read hard. All you need is to read wise.

Go through the Jamb syllabus and point out the hot topics. For example, the Jamb mathematics syllabus doesn’t require you to learn inverse of 3*3 matrix.

Learning it means that you are off point.

Reading off point is the number one reason why very intelligent students fail Jamb examination. Do not read out of point.
2. Constant Reading

I hear Jamb candidates say, “I have finished this subject, no need to focus on it”. It is not the right attitude towards learning. With every passing week, go through all your subjects over and over again. With this, the points will be clearer to you.

The reason why you should constantly go through your subjects is that it helps you refresh the ideas. Else, you will forget a whole lot of things in the jamb exam hall.
3. Put Down High Score Points

As you study for Jamb, ensure to put down the key points in your rough note. When the exam gets very close, revise the point all over again.

This has been dealt with in my post on how to

prepare for an exam overnight.
4. Don’t Just Read Calculation Courses

Do not just read calculation courses. Make sure you pick a pen, calculator and rough sheet. For every topic you learn, solve at least 20 questions.
5. Don’t Assume

Never assume that you know any topic. Test yourself whether you really understand it.
6. Avoid Procrastination

Later things. This is the language of procrastinators. Avoid the use of such language and get back to work.
7. Study Effectively

Effective study means that you actually gained something from what you have studied. As you read, ask yourself, “what have I learnt so far?”.

Telling yourself the truth is honesty.
8. Ask Questions

Do not keep quiet. When you come across what is difficult to you. Quickly seek help.
9. Study Long

It is true that life not all about duration but donation. However, most effective studies are functions of time. Spend quality time to study.
10. You Need Mentor

Mentor is someone that has written Jamb and gained admission to study his desired course. You need guide from a mentor.

culled from VEVO

Every Students Needs to See This: Learn This Fact Now!

“There’s nothing waiting for you when you finish school (Gbam!)”

Your teachers in secondary school told you that secondary school was the hardest part, and tertiary education was easy.

If you’re currently reading this, you know they lied.

There are more assignments, you have to pay for handouts. Your classrooms are bigger, and rowdier. A lecturer is trying to sleep with you, or failing you because you’re being too cosy with someone they are trying to sleep with.

You go to class every day wondering how the jargon you get taught is going to make your life better.

A time will come when you will graduate, hopefully. You’ll be glad to graduate without an extra year.

When it’s time for NYSC, you’ll manage to get into camp, along with 90,000 other graduates from institutions all over Nigeria in your batch alone. Hopefully, the government will be able to afford NYSC. If you’re lucky or connected, you’ll get posted to major cities like Lagos, Abuja, or even Port Harcourt.

If you’re not, you might get stuck in a village somewhere. It’s okay. You’ll love the peace of mind it will give you. Enjoy it. It might be the last time you get to not worry much.

It’ll take a year, and in that time, you’ll find crushes, find new passions, re-evaluate your life and everything else it is that young people do when they have time on their hands.

You’ll pass out. Again, with about 90,000 other people. Now, you’ll begin to search for a job. You’ll find ways make your CV look excellent. There’s a sad reality you should know.

No formatting of your CV will make up for all the 5+ years job experience that many companies are looking for. You try everything and start to wonder whether it was someone you offended that’s making it hard for you to find a job.

Getting Job After School Will Be Easy For You After Reading This!

One of your biggest concerns is whether or not your current degree will get you a job after school. This might help.

Just for standard (scare tactics) procedure, I’ll share some statistics with you. According to the National Bureau of Statistics, at least 25% of young people are unemployed. That’s like 1 in every 4 young people are unemployed.

Of the remaining employed ones, most of them are probably underemployed (jobs beneath their qualifications). It’s a tough world out here, and no one can say this too much.

But there is one thing that has helped a bunch of people get jobs more quickly than others; Student Internships.

Now, just in case you don’t know what that is, a student internship is one of those jobs you get while you’re on ASUU strike or when you’re on holidays.

You’re probably doing this for extra cash, but you’re also getting training that might come in handy later.

I’ll give you an instance. Let’s say you are a Philosophy student, and you decide to take an internship at your school’s radio station, or anyone at that. You’ll probably stand as much chance as a Mass Communication student of zero experience, or maybe more.

Let’s face it, classroom education is no match for real world experience.

So here’s what you should do.

When you’re not in session, get a job. Work at a restaurant and you’re getting easy HR and customer care experience. Work at a Media company and you’re learning new media practices that even your lecturers aren’t giving you in school.

Work at an engineering firm, and you’ll be seeing real machinery and equipment that you could only see in your textbooks.

Fun fact: I learned how to drive cranes and forklifts because I interned in an engineering company as a student.

It might feel like you should be out doing more fun stuff. But when everyone starts dancing to the labour market, you just might get the last laugh.

Here’s how you can find internships.

Find companies you like. Send cold emails. Tell them why you like their company and why you’d love to learn from them. Keep trying. I mean, what do you have to lose?

I wish you the very best.

Must Read Article For Every Students!

The biggest trap is thinking going to school equates to getting an education.

Nigerians are obsessed with degrees. We line them behind our names like it’s the passcode to Heaven. BSc, MSc, PhD, this and that. Nigeria is one of the countries with the highest amount of PhD students in Africa.

Still, why does development just feel like a taboo in Nigeria?

School is a place. School is the buildings. School is the students. School is everything you see and feel, the grades, the unions, the lecturers, everything.

Most of the time in school, the ultimate goal is to pass and graduate. So we cram our way through school, breezing through theories we’ll never truly understand.

But you see, education happens when the mind is nourished. When we truly understand. Education is the embodiment of learning. When you watch an interesting video on Youtube explaining a particular concept, that’s education.

There’s this guy from way back. Mark Twain. He said, “I never let schooling get in the way of my education”. School happens in the classrooms and lecture halls, but education happens everywhere.

While school will probably fill up a little space in your Curriculum Vitae, or get you an interview, it’s your education that will get you a seat at the table.

True education is in being able to apply school stuff.

Now, take a moment, ask yourself; are you passing through school, or are you actually getting an education.

Be wise.

Source: Pulse

Top Reasons Why Students Fail in School (and How to avoid them)

There is a saying that “if you fail to prepare, you prepare to fail”. More often than not, at the end of every semester, students often complain about their grades, some even cry because of carryover in some courses. In this piece, I am going to discuss top reasons why students fail in their exams or perform below expectation.

Outstanding academic performance is not a trait, it is not inherited either. An African proverb says “practice makes perfect and practice is the father of preparation”. Without further ado, it would be deduced from the proverb that students fail in the Higher Institution because of lack of preparation. Preparation is the father of excellence. Lack of preparation is the product of the points listed below.

Read Also: How to Study For Long Hours At Night Without Sleeping Off

Firstly, Statistics has it that 75% of students fail because of failure to study hard. Students, most especially first year students tend to forget about what brought them to the higher institution. They party away all their time and hardly have time to read or study their books. Some students read just 24 hours to their semester exam. At the end of the semester, they tend to weep as some of them are either withdrawn or asked to repeat.
In the same vein, I am yet to find a farmer that goes to the farm without working tools or a market woman that goes to the market without goods or money. In the name of fresh dude and classic babes, out students also fail in buying the prescribed textbooks and following the course outline properly. They spend the textbook/material money on irrelevant things like expensive smart phones and gadgets.

Assignment and Class work is also part of the academic assessment. Our students also fail in doing class work and assignments. They often ask questions like “Who Assignment Epp?”, “Who class work Epp?” Well, I think I have the answer to their questions. The answer is “FAILURE” in capital letters. And because of low turn up in the Assignment/Class work submission, some lecturers tend to convert the Assignment/Class work to continuous assessment. Mr. Who-Assignment-Epp, remember that Continuous Assessment (CA) is 40% of the semester score.

Similarly, student should note that class attendance is now taken seriously in higher institution. Our so called Campus fresh dudes and dope babes also fail in attending classes. The annoying thing is they would watch the latest series film from morning till night and they also ask questions like “Who Class Epp?”, “Lecturer don baff?” Mr. Who-Class-Epp, remember that if you don’t make 75% attendance, you will not be allowed to write exams. Even when you write the exam, against all odds, your answer sheet will not be marked or scored. When the result is finally released, the lecturer will tell you “Congratulations Mr. Who-Class-Epp, you have excellently failed.

Finally, most of our students also fail because of the attitude in class. Some are branded perpetual noise makers by the lecturers, others agents of disturbance. They make the class uncomfortable with all form of disruptions. It’s only the attentive ones that benefits from the class. During this period, the lecturer gives top and deep exam related questions to punish the Hell branded-Perpetual Noise Makers. Be guided, life is too short for social network likes and comments. Change your ways and shine on. Scholars are made and not born.

 

At BAGIT, we don’t want YOU to fail.

This post is for YOU: Top 8 Secrets of Making Straight A’s in Any Course!

Acada Tips: How To Study For Long Hours At Night Without Sleeping Off

One of the major challenges of 

students all over the world is the

inability to study for long hours at 

night without sleeping off. So many students cannot even study up to 10 minutes at night before they doze off.

I understand that it is not easy to wake up and study for long hours atnight. After all, you are trapped all day with series of engagements.

The night is a golden opportunity for you to rest. 

However, late night studies is something you have to do, especially when you combine work with academics and need to cover up some topics as fast as possible.

There is always a way out. You can train yourself to control the night. I decide when to sleep while studying at night. This is as a result of personal training and discipline. I don’tsleep off while studying at night (except on exceptional occasions).

 In this article, I will share the secrets of studying long at night with your 

eyes open.

10 Tips To Study Long 

At Night Without 

Crashing

1. Develop A Positive Mindset

Like I always say, your mindset is 

what determines your life-set. 

Wanting is caught up in 

thestream of determinism and it is what you continually accommodate in your  mind that yourbody eventually responds to. If you must cultivate the habit of studying at night, then you need to start developing it fromyour mind. Tell yourself, “I will study very long this night and nothing will make me sleep off”.

This may  not solve the problem, 

however, it is the beginning of the solution.

2. Watch Your Health Set

Having developed a positive 

mindset set, the next thing is to 

check whether your health is set.

By health set, I mean being physically and mentally sound to study at night.

There is nothing you can do to stay long at night if your health says no. Always ensure that youare fine. If otherwise, take the necessary medications. 

Malaria makes you feel sleepy 

all the time. Ensure to treat malaria when you feel the symptoms. One thing about malaria is that it can be in the body for long time. You 

sometimes don’t know it is Malaria.

The conclusion of the matter is 

that you should ensure to be healthy. If you pamper sickness,it will hammer you in turn.

3. Watch What You Eat

It is true that the kind of food you eat is an important factor that determines whether you can stay long at night to study. 

However, I cannot recommended any food for. Just follow what works for you.

If eating heavy diet before night 

studies makes you sleep, quit. 

On the other hand, if it makes you stay longer than taking light meat, stick to it. The bottom line is that you must tell yourself the truth. Telling 

Yourself the truth is honesty but telling others is integrity.
Read Also: Top 8 Secrets of Making Straight A’s in Any Course!

4. Take Time To Rest First

Like I said earlier, you are trapped everyday with series of engagements. This will make youcome back home tired. Such situation is understandable. At least blood runs in your vain.

Therefore, take at least two hours to rest or sleep before you begin night reading. This willmake you wake up stronger and healthier. Exercise your body for about 5 minutes and then begin your studies.

With this, you should be able to stay awake for longer time.

5. Be Active While Reading

Everywhere is quiet. The 

atmosphere at night tends to 

trigger sleep the more. Only 

active reading will make your eyes open to study long.

When I talk about active reading, 

I mean a reading habit whereby 

you are 100% involved. The

following are ways to be active 

while reading:

-Get a jotter and pen to put down 

important points.

-After every topic, write down 

what you can remember without looking at the book. This will initiate a serious mental and calculation process strong enough to keep you awake.

-Recite and explain the points to 

yourself.

-Be with a calculator to solve calculation problems when it applies.

-Move around a little when your 

brain is getting saturated or visit 

BAGIT when the field of

sleep is getting strong.
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-If sleep persist, play music while 

solving problems. You may want to get an ear piece todrive sleep 

once in a while. This will work like magic.

All these would help.

6. Sit Down While Studying At 

Night

The closer you are to the bed, the more the temptation to sleep. You need to sit on a chair while studying so that the signal to sleep will not continue to run in your brain.

When you begin to hear ministrations like, “just sleep for 5 

minutes and then wake up… “; understand that the power of your foam is at work. Quickly overcome it. 5 minutes sleep may become 5 hours sleeping and you will wake up the next day.

7. Good Light Condition

This is very important as well. 

Ensure to study under a bright light at night. Research shows that students tend to sleep off earlier when they study under a dull light. Dull lighteningcondition may also affect your eyes.

8. Group Reading

Interactive reading at night pays.

 When you study with one or two persons at night, it becomeseasier for you to study for long hours in the middle of the night without Sleeping. This is an advanced form of active reading.

9. Miscellaneous

There are minor activities that 

can help you  while away time. 

This includes chatting, updating

status, replying mails, doing your assignment and preparing your materials for the next class or exam.

10. Add Yours

What works for you? Let me know by commenting below. It will go 

along way to help other students.

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Top 8 Secrets of Making Straight A’s in Any Course! (Part 2)

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5. Master Your Lecturers

Every lecturer has a different personality and system of running their classes, it makes a lot of sense for students like YOU to master what the lecturer wants- and give it to him/her!
6. Use Time Wisely

Even if you don’t procrastinate (most people do!) and you are the most organized person in the world, time can be your biggest enemy in school. Good time management practices:

a. Tackle the harder work first. Once accomplished, this will motivate you and is more rewarding.
b. Take breaks as reward for work. Reward yourself for completing a major task.

c. Do not overwork yourself- learn to say NO. You don’t need to be involved in everything!

d. Work hard to play hard. That’s a good balance, just make sure you do the work first!
7. Become “Noteworthy”

Be an active listener in class. Don’t chat, gossip with friends or do other distracting things while lecture is on. Focus.

Take good notes in class. This gives you hint to where the lecturer wants you to focus on in test or exams.
8. Study, Study, Study! (But Be Smart at it!)

There’s no shortcut to making good grades, you still need to study.

Here are few tips:

a. Study early and often: breaking your studying into shorter periods of time will make less of a chore and give your mind time to absorb the materials before moving on.

b. Develop and practice good study habits. Know what works for you- and stick to it.

c. Study with friends to gain support, but don’t turn it into a social affair. Ensure you’re really studying, not playing or joking around.

d. Studying is critical to learning, which is critical to better grades, so do the work before heading out to have fun!

#TeamBAGIT wishes you academic success always!

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Top 8 Secrets of Making Straight A’s in Any Course! (Part 1)


It is the desire of every student to have good grades, but reverse is the case with many.

While many students try so hard, do extra night classes and yet could not have good grades, few ones who knows these secrets I’m about to share makes straight A’s effortlessly!

Yes!, the best students in your class are not necessarily reading as hard as you do. Yet they get good grades. What did they know? These secrets I’m about to share with you!

Okay, Let’s go!

Top 8 Secrets of Making Straight A’s in Any Course!

1. Attend All Your Classes

This looks too obvious right? Yet many students seeking good grades miss classes for one reason or another. It is important for you to attend classes so that you can:

a. Absorb classroom lectures

b. Earn attendance points (this might be just 5marks…but it counts!)

c. Always sit down NEAR to the FRONT in class (this is very important!)
2. Get to Know Your Classmates

Don’t be a lone ranger. Network well amongst your colleagues. This is because there will be times when you will inevitably be absent from class, at a time like that, your classmates are your best bet for you to get notes and answers to your questions. When the exams is approaching, you will have people to learn with.

3.Be Organized

You will agree with me that University is all about multitasking, and you can get overwhelmed with due dates, team meetings, and other demands on your time. This is why you need to organize yourself. Have a to-do list for the day. Reduce time spent playing around. This is very important especially if you have many extracurricular activities like organizations, social clubs etc.
4. Use the RecommendedTextbooks

Some lecturers recommend certain textbooks to complement their lecture notes. Always ensure you try to buy such textbooks or visit the library. Focus on points that are critical (not all aspect of the textbook matters). Often times, the lecturer would have given you hints on where to focus on, this is another reason why you need to be in class.

To be cont’d

Watch Out For Part 2
Over to you, what are YOUR OWN ‘A’ secrets? Use the comment box below.
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Money-Management Tips For Students

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I have spent all of my previous semesters as a student of Adekule Ajasin University Akungba Akoko living off campus, and witnessing both the awesomeness and horrors.

Life’s pretty harsh around here, I’ve seen people go an entire day on an empty stomach, whilst still chasing multiple lectures in multiple locations, and after it all, they return to their rooms to soak Gari with sugar or peanut some even without anything.

Pile all that on top of the misery of the current economic recession and growing inflation, resources dry up fast, and students end up drained, emaciated, in poor psychological state,
overall in very bad shape. It’s a hard life. But you should learn to afford yourself as much comfort as possible.

1- Manage your resources
All fingers are not equal. This saying is too popular to be forgotten, and yet many students have no value for it other than to recall it sometimes when they it helps them little. There’s always a lot you
want, but there’s only a portion of it that you NEED.

You need to use a scale of preference in every situation. Your friends and neighbours may be wearing cool shirts and nice shoes to every class, looking fresh and expensive. But that’s what you see, what you cannot immediately notice is the difference between what resources they have and what you have, and even what they themselves are going through beneath those cool faces.

So you have #3000, what are your needs? First, write down everything you wish you had at the moment, now pick out the ones that you cannot do without. You’re running low on foodstuffs, and it
may be a while till you get any more money. But you also want this really cool shoes, so ask yourself which one you cannot live without.

Also, do you know that those snacks and meals at canteens are sapping more of your resources than you can imagine? If you buy one “Gala” sausage roll for #50 and the plastic bottled 7up for #100, you’ve spent #150, and of that five hundred naira in your
hand you have #350 left. It still feels like a lot, till you buy #100 recharge card, Sugar and peanuts for #50, and then you have #200 left. You photocopy someone’s notebook for #40, bought banana chips for #50 amidst lectures, and a sachet of pure water
for #10. And now you have #100 left, in just half a day.

What could you have done, you could have bought vegetable for #100, cow skin (Ponmo) for #120, and #20 locust beans. Then you could have used the little palm oil left to cook it with some powdered pepper, and you have something to eat with for 3 days! You eat “Eba” or Rice with it, you’ll be fine, with about #260 left. You’ll eat before going to class and you won’t need the junk food! Manage your resources well.

2- Don’t suffer in silence
When you’re low on cash, or you’re down on foodstuffs, don’t hesitate to tell someone about it. Your Parents, your relatives, your friends… If you’re not frivolous with your spending don’t be shy to ask when you’re in need. Don’t just surmise that the economy is bad, look for those who can help you, and tell them about it. Suffering in silence is the worst thing that can happen to a student, just tell someone about it, someone who can help you.

3 – Don’t overdo anything
Don’t overspend, over-buy, overtly stress yourself, or trouble yourself with needless burdens. Don’t buy 3 things of which you need one. You probably do not need another pair of jeans. And you probably do not need an extra pair of shoes, and you probably
shouldn’t get it.
Don’t go out of your own way to buy a girl/guy anything! Your girlfriend or your boyfriend is not your wife/husband! And that girl who’s your crush is not going to fall in love with you because you
bought her #1000 recharge card, in fact, she may
be using your attraction to her as an advantage. Be wise.
And have fun. Carefully.

Source: Campus Punch