As every year, thousands of students face the Baccalaureate Assessment for University Access (EBAU), the old one Selectivity. Since end of June to beginning of July students will experience a stage of nervousness, uncertainty and many hours of study and preparation. This summer By 2020, the difficulty of the challenge may have been increased, since the security measures that must be followed as a result of the pandemic of the coronavirus and the closing of the educational centers have been able to harm the students.
In addition, students residing in the autonomous communities who entered phase 2 of the de-escalated they have the advantage of having attended their institutes for face-to-face review sessions with the teachers. This has generated some controversy due to inequality when preparing the test.
But, given this fact, little or nothing can be done. Perhaps the most efficient is that each student prepare in the best possible way an exam that will determine in a certain way the future of many young people in Spain. And to contribute to this, in this article we aim some techniques and tips to face the Selectivity The best way possible.
Nerves, enemy number one
The EBAU is not just any test. Many students work hard to get the best results that will allow them to study the degree they want afterward. In fear of not obtaining the necessary grades, many students are blocked and do not respond in the best way.
Therefore, it is important to relativize. This is an important test, but nothing more. More than 95% of the students who appear manage to pass it. And the exam grade only corresponds to 40% of the University Access Qualification (CAU). Therefore, it is transcendental not to have the false feeling that our life depends on the examination.
The trust can play a key role, so you must have faith in yourself. And it is that, if you have come this far, you know perfectly how to take an exam. When the sheets are delivered, stop, take a deep breath, read carefully and stay calm.
Know the modifications of the contents
This year will not be the same as previous ones due to the health crisis. Therefore, it is not trivial to know the modifications that are made in the test model, which in general terms refer to the fact that instead of choosing between an option of examination A or B, you can choose the questions you want to answer both options.
Institutes and universities have been in charge of spreading the changes that each autonomous community has adopted. Therefore, it is important learn the test rules and modifications. You must know at all times how the test will be developed to gain security and not begin to hesitate.
Consult the hygienic-sanitary instructions
One of the handicaps this year will be compliance with the hygienic-sanitary regulations that must be respected by the thousands of students who will take the EBAU test. It is important that let’s be clear what the guidelines will be to follow, so as not to have doubts that will hurt our trust.
For example, if it is necessary to wear a mask and we forget it, we will be anxious to get it, we will have doubts about whether they can leave us one, etc. The best thing is to keep everything under control. So it is convenient to review what has to be carried.
We can access the guides to clarify doubts about the Selectivity that some have published universities. They explain in detail the logistical and sanitary measures that students must follow to avoid infections. We can also find advice ways to prepare the tests that can help us.
Planning as the key to success
It is highly recommended to plan what to study each day and organize the study to be as efficient as possible and meet the goals we assign ourselves. If we have everything under control and the deadlines are met, we will increase our confidence and move forward on firm ground. You can help yourself summaries and schemes to synthesize the information and review each subject. But, don’t forget to rest and disconnect from the studio. The mind needs to clear to continue working with performance.
Take past exams
It is a technique used in a large number of tests. And it is that, taking exams from past years will advance us a version similar to what we will find the day of the test. So, We will know the style of the exam and the selection criteria.
It is also possible that some questions are repeated or similar, so these drills can be helpful. It would be best to rehearse these old exams in a realistic way. In other words, on time, without external collaboration and on paper. Imitating the scenario we will meet on Selectivity day. Thus, when we do the real exam, we will notice that we are in a situation that is already known and it will provide us with that important security.
Share doubts with your colleagues
In addition to going to the teacher, it is also advisable organize small groups to review and prepare the test. Sharing possible problems helps to understand some things that we have not yet clarified. If it is not possible to meet face-to-face with our colleagues, we can choose the telematic route.