If you are a student in any Nigerian University, the word ‘Jarking’ should not be new to you. In fact, Jarking is currently the second most used term in Uniben and many other Nigerian Univeraities; after “who you help”. Still confused? well, jarking is a synonym for reading. Those who jark are refered to as jarkophytes. The truth is that you must jark to survive in any Nigerian University.
In my last post, I expressly analyzed the stupid mistakes Uniben students make in their first year. There have been several reactions. Although it was copied by many bloggers, at least I was encouraged by the feed-backs. One of the comments that grabbed by attention was the one from Geofavor at Nairaland Uniben admission thread. I quote,
Oh God, I don’t think I’ve read a piece as nice as this from anyother Nigerian student blogger. I’m drooling.
This is snazzy and witty. In addition to the top-notch info the article contained, it was elegantly written with wit.
In this article, I will try as much as possible to explain the top 8 jarking styles that pays in any Nigerian University.
Ever wondered why students study for hours yet, you see standard Fs on the result sheet?. The rate at which people study during the day, even at night classes, makes you wonder, ‘where does these Fs come from?’. It can be concluded that, it is not by duration but by soft work.
Now, there are so many jarking styles to adopt in any Nigerian University, but “na these ones dey pay pass”. I will try as much as possible to make it short and simple. Check them out below…
Reading styles that pay in Nigerian University
1. Style of consistency
This style pays a lot. It is your ability to continue study till the exam day. Reading consistently makes the texts part of you. It makes you to answer exam questions without much stress. Another benefit of consistent reading is that, you never forget anything in the exam hall. By all means, avoid scattered reading style. Let your book know your study time-table so as to prepare on your behalf.
2. Alternating approach
This is the style of reading different materials simultaneously. Reading one text for long makes it boring. When the text is boring, your brain doesn’t retain much of the information anymore. If you plan to study for six hours, make sure it is not only one material you are studying. An exception to this is when it is exam period. Trust me, it pays.
3. Cramming style
No reading method pays more than cramming in any Nigerian University. How do you feel when people who don’t really understand the course pass more than you?. In as much as it is good to read and understand, there are courses that you don’t pass in Nigerian Universities if you are not good at cramming. Begin to improve your cramming skill. This is the bitter truth.
4. Using Shortcode
Still remember MR NIGER D? this is what I call shortcode. Break the texts down and create beautiful shortcodes to remember them. Also, you can use your own words (the ones you can rememer) to represent certain things you have read. Abbreviations make life easier. Remember, yesterday’s information cannot help you in today’s reality.
5. Effective use of Adrenaline
This is the good news about examinations. As the exam gets closer, your adrenaline boosts. This implies that, you can easily understand and remember much of what you read at that time. Take the advantage of that to revise all your courses. Trust me, you will not regret it.
6. Using past questions
I call past questions the prophecy of you exam questions. Try as much as possible to always study along with past questions. This will introduce or put you in the exam condition.
7. Using lecture as bet
You have heard or use words like “Mr Jude doesn’t set these kind of questions” or “this question can not come out in the exam”. This is where your ability to program lecturers come in. You have been attending the class therefore, you should be able to get revelation from every line of lecture he drops.
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8. Sincere Analysis
This is where telling yourself the truth comes in. As a Nigerian University student, you don’t need to study continuously without vision or revelation. Always analyze the course you are jarking. Check what you have learnt so far and what you still don’t understand.
If you love to jark in the library, see list of Nigerian Libraries around you below.
LIST OF LIBRARIES IN NIGERIA
- Akwa-ibom State Library: Plot 43 IBB way, Uyo Akwa-ibom state
- Badagry Divisional Library, Marine Road, Badagry, 01-2161189
- Beautiful Minds Children’s Library, Plot 474 Jerome Hwande Street, Behind Bem hotel, (Before Shepherd Heritage Academy), Ankpa quarters ext , Makurdi, Benue State
- Borno House Library, Block 130, Jakande Estate, Amuwo Odofin, Mile 2, 01-2161218
- Central Medical Library, Murtala Muhammed Way, Yaba, Lagos Mainland, Lagos, Nigeria
- Dr olusola saraki library, agbo oba , ilorin, Michael ihimodu labour studies library, offa garage road,ilorin.
- E-Learning Center, Odunlami Street, Lagos Island (former Central Library)
- Edo State Public Library, Benin City.
- Enugu State Library. Market Road, Opposite Mgbemena Park, Enugu.
- Epe Divisional Library, Recreation Field, Epe
- Ezekiah Oluwasanmi Library,Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife,Nigeria.
- Fawehinmi memorial public library . Lane road ondo
- Federal Library, Jos Beside Plateau State Polytechnic Holshe
- Fola Sasegbon Memorial Law , No 46 Akinsoji Street, Fadeyi – Igbobi Lagos.
- Henry Carr Public Library, Behind Conoil Petrol Station, Cement B/Stop, Agege, 01-2168210
- Herbert Macaulay Library 338, Herbert Macaulay Road, Yaba, 01-2168002
- Ikeja Secretariat Library Oba Akinjobi Road, Old Secretariat, Ikeja, 01-2167392
- Ikorodu Divisional Library T.O.S. Benson Road, Ikorodu, 01-2161903
- Illupeju Public Library, Opposite LSDPC, Illupeju, Lagos State.
- Imo state library located at okigwe roundabout close to imo state government house.
- Isolo Public Library, Holy Saviour College Road, Off Osolo Way, Isolo, 01-2161896
- Ipaja Public Library, 24, Akinogun Street, Shagari Estate, Pako B/Stop, Ipaja, 01-2167839
- Kaduna State Library No 3 Bida road, opposite NBTE, Kaduna
- Kwara State Library No 16, Sulu Gambari way, opposite NIPOST Office, Ilorin Kwara State
- National Library of Nigeria, Abuja, Sanusi Dantata House,Behind Nicon Plaza,Central Business District, Garki, Abuja, Nigeria
- National Library Enugu, NTA road, beside ESBS junction, Enugu.
- National Library of Nigeria, Ondo, Oda Road (Opposite Ondo State Law Commision), Akure, Ondo State.
- National Library, Kaduna, No 1 Bida road, opposite CBN, Kaduna
- National Library of Nigeria, Lagos 227,Herbert Macaulay Way, Yaba, Lagos State.
- National Library of Nigeria, Oda Road (Opposite Ondo State Law Commision), Akure, Ondo State.
- National library Port Harcourt, central bank, along port-harcourt road, owerri.
- Ondo State Public Library, St Peters Bus Stop, Oyemekun Road, Akure, Ondo State.
- Onitsha Divisional Library Enugu Road, Onitsha North, Anambra, Nigeri,
- State Library, Jos Tafa Belewa, Opp Plateau Riders Jos-North
- Tolu Public Library, Temidire Street, Tolu School Complex, Ajegunle, 01-2166661
You can as well Jark in your school or personal library.
Remember, in school, you must jark. Drop your views in the comment box below or start a discussion using the forum.
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