Top 5 PSLE Self-Study Hacks

  • 23 November 2022
  • 4  min read
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Every Primary 6 student in Singapore has to sit for a National Examination conducted by MOE – PSLE, also known as Primary School Leaving Examination.

According to a news article from Adelphi Psych Medicine Clinic, The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) conducted a recent study on students in Singapore, comparing them with students in other nations.

And it shows that Singapore students had higher levels of anxiety and stress, particularly about grades and tests.

With that being said, continue reading as we share with you the Top 5 PSLE Self-Study Hacks that can help your child achieve their desired grades for PSLE as the best studying techniques aren’t always based on just learning word-for-word or memorizing your class book, but rather intelligent study techniques that will motivate your child to study smarter, not harder.

Let’s look at the 5 Top Self Study Hacks for PSLE students!

#1 Listen Actively In Class & Take Active Notes Everyday

During class, you should listen attentively to what your teacher says so you don’t miss any important information such as exam techniques & requirements, which are often crucial details that are often overlooked.

It is essential that you understand how your teacher approaches a question & the logic he/she uses to explain the answer.

Make a note of any important points discussed in class so that you are more likely to recall them when you review the question in the future. A little goes a long way – by taking down important notes, even if it’s just a few pointers, they will definitely be helpful in the future.

Maintaining fresh knowledge can be achieved by spending at least 30 minutes to an hour reviewing what was taught in school that day. It also helps to improve efficiency & accuracy for your muscle memory in the long run.

#2 Don’t Be Afraid To Read Your Notes Aloud

According to a Psychology Researcher at University of Waterloo, “There have also been studies to show that reading aloud aids memory”.

The process of reading notes aloud helps enhance & retain your memory. When you read aloud a concept you wish to memorize, you learn better & more efficiently

Furthermore, reading aloud intuitively helps you to formulate your sentences & concepts in an analytical way, which is an excellent way to strengthen your memory & knowledge.

#3 Creating Your Own Flashcards

The use of flashcards, whether a soft/hard copy, is a great way to prepare yourself better & ahead for any upcoming exams/tests.

Utilize your flashcards wisely by prioritizing them into sections starting from your weaker topics, followed by topics you need to improve on & lastly, topics which you’re already familiar with, just to recap & keep them fresh in your memory.

Try to refrain from memorizing anything complex in your head, and by complex we mean details such as an equation or formula that is difficult to understand. Jot it down on your flashcards instead! You will be able to remember it more effectively this way.

#4 Mnemonic Technique

What is ‘Mnemonic Technique’? To put it in a layman term, mnemonic technique basically serves as a memory aid to help you memorize a string of words easily by utilizing a pattern of letters/numbers etc.

Here is an example of a commonly-used Mnemonic in Science, ‘My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nachos’ which stands for the 8 planets in the solar system ‘Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus & Neptune’.

Of course, you may create your own mnemonic if it helps you to remember & relate better. You can easily memorize & grasp any key concepts, sequences or a wide variety of other studying information by practicing this study hack.

#5 Engaging An Experienced Home Tutor

Engaging experienced & professional help from a tutor outside of class can help to keep you back on track & catch up in school if you’ve fallen behind.

It is the role of a tutor to support & guide students in their academic pursuits. Additional practices & learning can help reinforce the concepts & close up any knowledge gaps, both of which are necessary for the learning, growth & development of the student.

Here at Singapore Tuition Teachers, we have a database of experienced & professional tutors, trained to provide tuition effectively & efficiently. Contact us today to find out more!


Sometimes getting started with studying is the most challenging part. Do your best to set aside time to study during the week and begin doing so as soon as possible. Whether it’s your local coffee shop, library, or even at home, find a place you enjoy working in. Getting prepared for exams starts with setting up a study routine and finding the right study spot.

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