Similar to the midterm exam,
it would be best if you mark the date of the exam in both your private and work calendars (even if it’s only an estimate). Make a few reminders for yourself a few months beforehand so you can keep an eye on how much time that you have left to learn for the exam.
- Study using previous years’ final exams from the Chamber of Commerce. This will help you get used to the wording and formulations that the Chamber of Commerce expects from you.
- Know which topics you’re good at and which ones you aren’t. In both the first and second part of the final exam, you will receive 5 questions, of which you can choose to leave out one question from each. Knowing your own strengths and weaknesses will help you decide which questions to omit.
- Get ready for the day of the final exam a few days in advance. Pack a bag or write a packing list. Have you already bought a set square? Do you have an eraser? These are all little things that can induce stress and be avoided easily by preparing the evening before. One of my trainee colleagues with a long commute even booked a hotel room near the exam location so that he could walk there on the day of the exam.
- Don’t work on any new questions on the evening before the exam. At this stage, it's too late anyway. Instead, you could look at a few questions that you have already done and found easy. Don’t spend the evening before watching TV. Do some sport instead. This will help you calm any nerves so you can get a good night’s sleep. :)
PS: This picture was taken directly after the final exam at the exam location. We left the building feeling good about what we had handed in and the results proved that feeling to be spot on.