“1. Attempt past exam questions and familiarise yourself with the format of the exam – double check with your lecturer first on the relevance of prior year course content.
“2. Organise a 2-4 hour session with a good friend – try and teach them a particular topic which will help you understand the concepts better. I used to use one of the tutorial rooms at the library and make use of the white board to summarise the topic using boxes/diagrams to explain key concepts.
“3. At the end of your study, read through the “objectives” stated in your lecture notes per topic and ensure you understand them.
“4. During your study, if you have any questions feel free to meet your lecturer. They are very approachable and can give some great clarity as well as approaches to what they are looking for in answers.”
Shefali Thompson is now an Assistant Manager for KPMG Singapore.