Best 8 Reading Styles That Pays In Any Nigerian Polytechnic

If you are a student in any Nigerian Polytechnic, then the word ‘ Jarking‘ should not be new to you. In fact, Jarking is currently the second most used term in Ede Poly and many other Nigerian Polytechnic (after who you help).

Jarking is simply means reading to pass. Those who jark are refered to as jarkophytes. The truth is that you must
jark to survive in any Nigerian Polytechnic. Nobody cares whether you understand the course, what matters is that you are able to answer the test and exam questions correctly.

In my last post, I expressly analysed the stupid mistakes Ede Poly students make in their first year. There have been several reactions. In this article, I will try as much as possible to explain the top 8 jarking styles that will help you pass in any Nigerian Polytechnic .

Ever wondered why students study for hours yet, you see 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 ?

Reading is beyond just opening your book. There are so many jarking styles to adopt in any Nigerian Polytechnic, but “na these ones dey pay pass”. Check them out below…

Reading Styles That Pay In Nigerian Polytechnic

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 books 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 Polytechnic. 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 Polytechnic if you are not good at cramming. Begin to improve your cramming skills. 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 remember) 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.

8. Sincere Analysis:
This is where telling yourself the truth comes in. As a Nigerian Polytechnic 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:


1. Akwa-ibom State Library: Plot 43 IBB way, Uyo Akwa-ibom state
2. Badagry Divisional Library, Marine Road, Badagry, 01-2161189
3. Beautiful Minds Children’s Library, Plot 474 Jerome Hwande Street, Behind Bem hotel, (Before Shepherd Heritage Academy), Ankpa quarters ext , Makurdi, Benue State
4. Borno House Library, Block 130, Jakande Estate, Amuwo Odofin, Mile 2, 01-2161218
5. Central Medical Library, Murtala Muhammed Way, Yaba, Lagos Mainland, Lagos, Nigeria
6. Dr olusola saraki library, agbo oba , ilorin, Michael ihimodu labour studies library, offa garage road,ilorin.
7. E-Learning Center, Odunlami Street, Lagos Island (former Central Library)
8. Edo State Public Library, Benin City.
9. Enugu State Library. Market Road, Opposite Mgbemena Park, Enugu.
10. Epe Divisional Library, Recreation Field, Epe
11. Ezekiah Oluwasanmi Library,Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife,Nigeria.
12. Fawehinmi memorial public library . Lane road ondo
13. Federal Library, Jos Beside Plateau State Polytechnic Holshe
14. Fola Sasegbon Memorial Law , No 46 Akinsoji Street, Fadeyi – Igbobi Lagos.
15. Henry Carr Public Library, Behind Conoil Petrol Station, Cement B/Stop, Agege, 01-2168210
16. Herbert Macaulay Library 338, Herbert Macaulay Road, Yaba, 01-2168002
17. Ikeja Secretariat Library Oba Akinjobi Road, Old Secretariat, Ikeja, 01-2167392
18. Ikorodu Divisional Library T.O.S. Benson Road, Ikorodu, 01-2161903
19. Illupeju Public Library, Opposite LSDPC, Illupeju, Lagos State.
20. Imo state library located at okigwe roundabout close to imo state government house.
21. Isolo Public Library, Holy Saviour College Road, Off Osolo Way, Isolo, 01-2161896
22. Ipaja Public Library, 24, Akinogun Street, Shagari Estate, Pako B/Stop, Ipaja, 01-2167839
23. Kaduna State Library No 3 Bida road, opposite NBTE, Kaduna
24. Kwara State Library No 16, Sulu Gambari way, opposite NIPOST Office, Ilorin Kwara State
25. National Library of Nigeria, Abuja, Sanusi Dantata House,Behind Nicon Plaza,Central Business District, Garki, Abuja, Nigeria
26. National Library Enugu, NTA road, beside ESBS junction, Enugu.
27. National Library of Nigeria, Ondo, Oda Road (Opposite Ondo State Law Commision), Akure, Ondo State.
28. National Library, Kaduna, No 1 Bida road, opposite CBN, Kaduna
29. National Library of Nigeria, Lagos 227,Herbert Macaulay Way, Yaba, Lagos State.
30. National Library of Nigeria, Oda Road (Opposite Ondo State Law Commision), Akure, Ondo State.
31. National library Port Harcourt, central bank, along port-harcourt road, owerri.
32. Ondo State Public Library, St Peters Bus Stop, Oyemekun Road, Akure, Ondo State.
33. Onitsha Divisional Library Enugu Road, Onitsha North, Anambra, Nigeri,
34. State Library, Jos Tafa Belewa, Opp Plateau Riders Jos-North
35. 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.

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