How to pass an exam if you haven’t prepared at all

How to pass an exam if you haven’t prepared at all

Every student is anxious about exams. Many are tired of cramming at night and students often wonder, “How can I avoid studying and pass the exam?” If that’s the question you’re asking yourself, then our article is for you. 

Of course, the most honest way to pass a session is to study the material, go to lectures and do practical assignments. But what to do if something has gone wrong? Then the help of the students comes in the form of the life skills that have been helping students for centuries.

Lifehack #1. The most common option is to write cheat sheets

They are familiar to most of us from school and do not require an explanation. A cheat sheet is a pre-prepared answers written out in full on a normal piece of paper. It is taken out inconspicuously at the exam and presented as an answer which was allegedly written just now. The advantages of this option are the following:

  • copying off the cheat sheet is too long, and it takes you a few seconds to put the sheet in at the right moment;
  • while you are writing all the questions on the sheet, you memorize the material anyway, it is put off in your head and this helps you to answer additional questions.

Their only disadvantage is the time it takes to write them.

Lifehack #2. Acting

Yes, that’s exactly what you’ll need to pretend to be a sick student or even pregnant. Different tricks can be used: coughing, painted bruises under the eyes, a husky voice, and so on. Just remember that the teachers, who have worked at the university for years, will easily expose you. You’re not the first one they’ve had. 

Lifehack #3. Answer first or last

This is purely a human factor. It is usually the first person to answer that sets the standard for the rest of the students. Take a risk and try to answer the questions. As best you can. It is very likely that even with the worst answer you will get a “satisfactory”. Very rarely does the first answer get an “F”. Or goes last. The teacher may be tired and lenient, or on the contrary more annoyed.

Lifehack #4. Online help

We’re talking about assignment writing services which charge you in advance and when you need them, they’re ready to help you with your answers. Of course, you can google and cheat on your own, but such an answer might fail. And people who provide such services write academic papers and have experience. 

Lifehack #5. Help from senior students

Try to find out how the exam is taken by the given teacher. That way it’s easier to get yourself in the mood for the exam. You may also find out whether you need to be anxious or whether it is better to sit the exam for a couple of hours to avoid having to retake the exam. The information will be useful in any case.

If you decide to learn something

Lifehack #1. Learn at least half of the questions

Teachers usually spread the questions out in pairs, dividing them in half in chronological order. There’s a 50% chance of getting a good grade that way. Try to read the rest of the material several times at home or on your way to the exam. That way you’ll show you have some understanding and get an extra grade.

Lifecycle #2. Make sure you get enough sleep 

We understand that nerves can get a little frayed before X day. But if you get a good night’s sleep, you’ll think quicker and remember more. And a well-fed student looks a lot more confident.

Lifehack #3. Be confident in your knowledge and don’t worry

Take your exams easy. You don’t have to shake with fear and faint. Otherwise, your nervous system won’t make it to your final year, and there you have to defend your thesis. Moreover, a confident student inspires confidence, and this predisposes the teacher to a good grade. Remember that you can retake the exam and your lost health is gone forever.

Lifehack #4. Try to negotiate with your teacher

It’s not uncommon for a student to raise his or her grade by asking for more questions or some other trick. Why not try it? Maybe it will work.