Adopt a positive attitude towards tests and exams

PUBLISHED : Monday, 24 April, 2006, 12:00am
UPDATED : Monday, 24 April, 2006, 12:00am

Thousands of students are now sitting the HKCEE. They have worked hard to get good results.

Many students think of the study period as a painful experience. But, 'No pain, no gain.'

I think that tests and examinations are wonderful. They force us to do revision, and allow us to assess how we are doing compared to our classmates. If you get high marks, work even harder next time. If you get low marks, find out what you've done wrong.

Tests have many advantages, so why are we afraid of them? We should change the way we look at examinations and work harder.


DMHC Siu Ming Catholic Secondary School

Thanks for your letter, Karen. You've got a very positive attitude towards exams, I'm sure it will serve you well.

Of course, nothing beats being well prepared for exams. If you haven't studied the material, then it will show in the exams.

But for an extra edge, confidence is king. Go into your exam believing that you will do well and seeing it as an opportunity to show off what you know.

If you want to chat about your exams - go to the new 'Exam Talk' spot on the YP forum at

I wish you all the best of luck with your exams.

Kate, Editor