One thing most candidates don’t really know is that, WAEC doesn’t really set new questions. About 90% of all WASSCE questions are all past questions. WAEC usually frame the question to make it new, but they are all past questions.
2023 WASSCE candidates should concentrate much on the last five WASSCE past questions; which are; 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019 and 2018. Also, candidates should take at a look at the 2015 WASSCE past questions.
Candidates should also study other past questions and other new topics which may not be included the years listed above.
Here Are Some Mistakes Candidates Need To Avoid During WASSCE
1. Not Answering The Question
There are two main reasons why students make such mistakes in the exams hall. First of all, many students are in a hury to start answering questions hence they fail to patiently read the question and to understand it. If you rush through reading a question and fail to understand it you are likely to deviate thus provide answers that never answered the question.
When you are not able to read properly and to comprehend, you can mess up your chances of passing. Sometimes, the allocated marks to a question should give you a clue as to the kind of answers required. A discussion question with 20 marks is not a one-paged essay and you know that.
A one-word answer for a 5-mark question is not going to be enough if you want to obtain a high score for that question.
Many students fail to check the marks available, no wonder in marking examination scripts some students write a full page for a 5 mark question and help page for a 15 mark question.
How ever, if you are good at condensing your answers into small spaces so that your two and a half-page answer can be put on a page and a half, then you can still earn the required mark. Some times people can also write many pages but with less relevant information.
But very often than note, if your answer is short, it is possible you have missed some important facts.
2. Total Dependence On Teachers And Tutors For Exams Preparation
If you think total dependence on your teacher will help you pass your exams, then you are wrong.
As a BECE 2023 WASSCE 2023 candidate, you have to do a lot more on your own. Constant reading, preparation and looking for additional materials on the subject matter will broaden your mind, understanding and make your answers richer d unique. Do not over depend on your tutor, do more for your self and increase your understanding. Today, almost everything you are learning is available on the internet.