How to pass the exam? This question is especially relevant for all students and especially during the session, however, this issue is of interest to schoolchildren. We all probably understand what an oral exam is. The student comes into the audience, anxiously pulls out the ticket that attracted him. Then he takes his place, and after preparation he talks with the teacher.
However, oral examination is not only a test of the level of mastery of the material, but also a test of your ability to communicate with people. The second, by the way, is not much less important than the first. Suppose that the teacher is neutral with respect to you (that is, initially he has no purpose to fill you up, and also you are not his “pet”).
We will distinguish three components of the successful passing of the exam. The first component is your knowledge. The second is the ability to build communication with the teacher. And, finally, the third is your condition at the time of passing the exam.
Let us dwell on knowledge. Anyway, this is the main point, connecting you at the time of the exam with the teacher. It is preferable to go prepared for the exam in advance. If you are an entrant and feel that you are not able to organize your own preparation for the exam yourself, then find a tutor (it’s good if he works in the higher educational institution where you decided to do it, because he can tell you about the individual traits of the examiner’s character) . In general, in any case, try to master all the material by studying lectures, textbooks, recommended literature.
Now let’s analyze your internal state. Only to know is not enough. You need to be able to demonstrate your knowledge. Problem number one is your excitement. You unequivocally worry about the fact that:
– unschooled some tickets (the way out is the power of persuasion that you will get the ticket you have learned, or just finish up the rest);
– the examiner will be in a bad mood (the way out is the power of persuasion that you will succeed);
– you are not sure of your abilities. Even in the case when you seem to have learned everything that is required. The way out of this situation is that you should try to drop all negative thoughts. You can even make a cheat sheet for “moral support.” You do not need to use it.
– you are afraid that during the examination there will be even more difficulties. Exit: again a gift of persuasion. Think only of the good.
One of the most effective tips is that before the exam you need to devote enough time to sleep. It is not recommended to sit up all night, because in this case you risk going to the exam with a “heavy head”. And on such a head to think much harder. And yet, if you could not sleep (for example, because of the excitement you slept quite a bit), then in the morning you will not be disturbed by a cup of an invigorating drink. Undoubtedly, caffeine (not in excess) and dark chocolate will benefit your body.
Your mood on the day of the exam should be good and optimistic. If this is not available, then urgently create it! And finally, the most important component of your success in the exam is how you will build your communication with the teacher, as it is in it that the main feature of the exam lies in oral form. Establish contact with the examiner and find a common language with him – an important component of success in the exam. How can we achieve all this?
Pay attention to the individual characteristics of the teacher. Surely, you paid attention to them when you attended lectures and seminars. For example, you noted to yourself that the teacher is very annoying when students dress brightly. Come to the exam in strict dress. Otherwise, in all probability, the maximum that you can count on (even with an excellent knowledge of the subject) is a satisfactory estimate.
Treat the examiner kindly.If you show your true good attitude towards the teacher, then he will feel it, do not allow fussy politeness and respect. False can be seen right away.
Act on the situation. In the course of your answer, watch the mood of the teacher. If it’s good, then you can try to join the teacher in a conversation. After all, it’s not bad when the student and examiner have common views on any question. The result will not be long in coming. If the examiner’s good mood can not be called, then try to answer the question as quickly as possible and leave.
During the preparation for the answer, write down all your thoughts on the issues indicated in the ticket in detail. Respond with enthusiasm, from moderate gesticulation should also not be refused. Speak everything you know on this issue. So the teacher will understand that you have studied his subject well. Watch your speech: it should be clear, and your answer should not be interrupted by a painful silence.
And what if you are not ready for the exam? After all, it happens. And the teacher who took the exam, found the glory of “monster”, the undergraduates told you that he asked all the nuances and pass the exam is impossible. But everything is possible. And in this case, you may find useful tips below. Remember, you only need to have communication skills and be able to speak beautifully. And on the topic you say or not, that’s another question. So:
Your self-confidence should be absolute. Inspire yourself with a simple truth: “I know everything”, before you approach the examiner, say it a dozen times. Moreover, the examiner must read it in your eyes.
Take a quiet breath and exhale. You approach the teacher with the most tranquil gait, but for a better effect you can even smile at him.
During the exam, monitor yourself: watch your movements and posture, do not give out your excitement or, worse, fear. Do not crumple the sheet! Do not rotate the handle in a chaotic manner! Do not pull your collar! And the like … You all know, so do not betray yourself as a person unsure of their abilities. All of the above listed movements will not be in your favor. Take the following pose before the examiner: the head is raised, the back is straight, the legs stand on the floor firmly, hands on the table – that’s what the student should look like, so as to pass the exam as well as possible.
Look at the “teacher”, pay attention to his pose. Unobtrusively try to mirror it, so at least you will be something like your examiner. Psychology disposes of a person who is particularly sympathetic to someone who is at least somewhat similar to him.
Visual contact is also very important. Openly look into the eyes of the examiner and take the answer. What do you need? First, there is a lot to talk about. Secondly, it’s beautiful. Thirdly, almost on the topic. As for the latter, at least some information on the subject in your head is available. It can be lectures that you managed to read or phrases you heard in the corridor from those who already “exhausted”. Many teachers have “favorite questions”. Try (even before you confidently enter the audience) to learn from classmates which questions they were asked to, learn the answers to the most frequently used by the teacher. Here from such knowledge and proceed. Perhaps the examiner will have the desire to ask you a few questions. This is not a hopeless situation for you. On the contrary, you even have a choice!
First, you can continue your long speech almost on topic. In the end, you will wear them out of the teacher, and he will fill out your student’s record book. Most importantly, do not give up. Secondly, you can change the question posed to you in a narrative form. Add details. Proceed to long speeches. Third, repeat the question asked to you and pretend that you are thinking about it.You should give the teacher to understand that you can not express the answer with words, although it constantly turns in your language. Usually the examiner helps the examiner in such situations, he tells him words that he can not say at all. The main thing, said by the teacher words skillfully weave in your speech. Good luck with passing any exams!