BECE and WASSCE: Do not learn for long hours – Memory Trainer
BECE and WASSCE: Godwin Adey-Afful, a lecturer and memory trainer, has offered advice to prospective candidates preparing for the Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) and the West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASCE), urging them to avoid prolonged study sessions.
He asserts that attempting to absorb a large amount of information in one sitting can hinder the brain’s ability to retain it effectively.
During an appearance on Joy Prime’s morning show, he emphasized the importance of breaking up study sessions rather than engaging in continuous learning.
Adey-Afful recommends a study technique called the 30/7/7 cycle, which involves studying for 30 minutes, taking a 7-minute break, reviewing the material covered, and then repeating the cycle.
He also advises students to enhance their exam preparation by practicing with past questions, which helps build confidence and familiarity with the exam format.
According to the lecturer, this approach is more effective than simply re-studying course material.
Moreover, Adey-Afful encourages students to identify their weaknesses as part of their learning process, as this can improve their overall learning abilities.
He emphasizes the significance of having a compelling reason to pass the exams and suggests writing down this motivation to maintain focus and increase the likelihood of success.