3. Improper Time Management
Improper time management, which leads to the issue of running out of time to answer the papers, is also a factor that causes students to lose marks in Chinese papers. Proper time management would ensure students are able to answer the paper within the limited given time without spending too much time solving only one particular question. Sometimes, students spend a longer time answering the paper when they have no idea about the topic being tested without realizing time is getting less, and end up failing to answer all questions. To ensure sufficient time for answering, students should check on the number of questions and identify the difficulty level of the questions, followed by assigning time spent on each question. When students encounter uncertainty in answering questions, they should not to spend too much time struggling with them, instead move on to other questions and get back to that particular question afterwards. Always bear in mind to keep an eye on the clock to check if it’s behind schedule and that students need to spend the remaining time well answering the paper.