Hi Benson, There are other billions of students who are also seeking the answers you need and each of one them describe 'pass' in different ways.
According to your question, it's clear to me that your academic goals or aims which is of course a desire to perform well in your exams but every other person thinks the same way and has the same aims the difference is the amount of desire each one of us is ready to apply in order to achieve the desired goals. If then you want to be extraordinary, do the following;
1. Aims and goals are nothing without Objectives
This is how we fail everyday, we all have goals and aims but we never state our objectives. When you backup your aims with figures, they sound more realistic and achievable. If for example your goal is to pass, then specify the type of pass you want with figures i.e a B+ of 68 points or something like that, being analytical in your approach will help you divide one major task into small divisions that can be worked with easily, effectively and consistently. In success, the numbers are the most important.
2. Are you psychologically prepared
Weakness of attitude becomes weakness of character. Albert Einstein
3. Create your own academic environment suitable for studies
4. What motivates you?
5. Do you have a strategy/plan?
- Write down your goals and objectives; keep reading them over and over again in order to memorize them.
- Set targets both short term and long term, clearly make a map on how you can achieve those targets and keep revisiting them frequently. If your goals are not achieved, don't change them, change the method. I mean, work differently to see different results. Never solve a problem with the same mentality that created it.
- Develop self-esteem and nurture it to become faith or a strong positive feeling towards yourself. Avoid the following negative words 'I can't', stop giving excuses why something cannot be done, stop blaming others for your own shortcomings and avoid all sources of negative mental attitude.
- Put your brain to work unless you are asleep. An idle brain may shift attention to the negative.
- Find a way of consulting a teacher everyday for assistance.
- Don't waste time gossiping and discussing things that cannot add value to your life; use that time in sports
- Often visit the library and explore as many books as your hands can reach. Reading a variety of books brings wisdom and knowledge and helps you understand how creating minds go about it.
- In your studies, use as many revision materials as you can handle. Most questions replicate from those revision resources.
- Stay focussed, follow your dreams. This means, live for something or die for nothing, conquer the fear of the unknown. A strong feeling [faith] and burning desire can help you achieve your dreams.
- Avoid procrastinating; most students are not aware how postponing tasks affect their academic prowess negatively. Live at present and get instant solutions to any uprising problem.
- Doing things differently with a
- Positive mental attitude