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Summer vacation is important for studying for entrance exams.
Today I will talk about taking high school exams in Japan.
Please note that I took the high school exam in the 1990s, so it may not be in line with recent trends.
I don’t think it’s too late to study for entrance exams even from the third year of junior high school, but it is assumed that your grades are above average and you have a habit of studying to some extent.
Even if your grades do not reach the average grade in the third year of junior high school, you can recover by making efforts.
However, in my personal sense, it is unlikely that the university entrance exam will be a big turnaround.
If you don’t have the habit of studying on your own, you can create an opportunity to study forcibly by attending a cram school, but the cram school fee is not cheap.
I think that the cram school is useful for getting information on how to study quickly and for exams.
However, compared to my student days when there was little information, now that I can easily access the Internet with my smartphone, I think it is possible to look up the examination information online for the time being.
What should you start with?
So what should you start with?
At first, I think it’s okay to consult with your school teacher.
It is unlikely that a teacher will consult with a student and refuse.
Of course, when the time comes, there will always be time for career counseling, but it’s okay to consult before that.
And if you decide to go on to high school, you will decide the purpose of going on to high school and decide the school you want to go to.
At this stage, I think it’s okay if you haven’t decided on your future dreams or jobs.
I think that the purpose of going on to high school is also to go on to university.
In order to go on to university, I think it is a prerequisite that at least the high school you go to is a high school that produces people who are going on to university.
For example, in a high school where 90% of graduates find employment even though they want to go on to university, it may be difficult to go on to university.
Once you have decided on your school of choice, I think you will focus on so-called “trends and countermeasures.”
The tendency to take the exam may differ between public and private schools, and even in public schools, it may differ from prefecture to prefecture.
Generally, in metropolitan areas, I think there are areas where private schools have an advantage over public schools.
Whether you go to a public or private high school, if your goal is to go on to university, it is a good idea to check the achievements of that high school.
Anyway, once you have decided on your school of choice, you should first collect the information to pass that school.
Of course, when taking the high school exam, the internal score also has an effect, so I think it is necessary to confirm with the teacher in charge of the school whether the internal score is okay.
Studying for the exam When should you start?
Then, when should you start studying for the exam?
I don’t think it’s too late in earnest even in the third year of junior high school.
However, it may be late from the third year of junior high school to suddenly aim for a top-class preparatory school in the region from below average grades.
First of all, let’s aim for above average grades by the third year of junior high school.
I think the time when there is a big difference in grades even in the third year of junior high school is after summer vacation.
You can study at a cram school or by yourself during the summer vacation, so I think that how much you can study other than your school homework will have a big impact.
However, the time of day is finite, and if you are self-study, you should continue for about 8 hours, so I think you need to improve memorization and output efficiently.
As for me, it’s an old story, so I don’t have such a vivid memory, but I don’t have much memory of studying specially during the summer vacation in the third year of junior high school, except for school homework.
At the beginning of the third year of junior high school, I was in the top 20% of the grades, but I gave up taking the entrance exam for the top school in the area.
However, if the environment was such that it was easy to look up examination information, we might have been aiming to become the top school in the region by thoroughly taking measures and trends.
Of particular importance is what is the ratio of the internal score to the score of the test result of the examination.
If the ratio of the internal score is low, it is possible to reverse the examination, and if the ratio of the internal score is high, it is necessary to constantly improve the school grades.
It seems that the ratio of internal points will change depending on the prefecture.
And it is also important when the internal points are reflected.
If the internal score is reflected for all three years of junior high school, it is unlikely that it will be reversed in one examination, but if the time when it is reflected is in the second year of junior high school or after the third year of junior high school, it can be reversed by taking the examination. I think there are possibilities.
Based on that point, I think you will decide which school you want to study.
Also, from the summer vacation until the exam, I think that it will be a preparation for the exam.
However, it is not recommended to study until you cut your sleep time.
This is because lack of sleep can significantly reduce brain performance.
I think it is necessary to secure enough sleep before studying.
School study and exams may be sufficient to prepare for the exam.
If it is difficult to pass the school of your choice, you may need to attend a cram school or buy a collection of questions on your own.
If you have already reached the passing line for both the internal score and the result of the mock exam, you do not need to forcibly increase your study time.
If the result of the mock exam is below the passing line, I think that there is no choice but to increase the score by increasing the study time and streamlining the study.
Finally, I think it is necessary to be in good physical condition for the exam date.
It’s also a good idea to rehearse for the day.
The content may be a little lacking in specificity, but I hope it will be helpful to the examinees.
Thank you !
Nice midnight !