Board Exams are around the corner. The aspirants for Class 10 and Class 12 exams should pull up their socks now, as the Board exam date sheets are out, and not much time remains. We all know that examinations play a very significant role in our lives. While the board exams are a few months away, students can still utilise the remaining time to the hilt, work on their weaker areas and build upon their confidence levels. They not only review our knowledge but also help us realise where we stand in studies among our peers. Board exams act as a stepping stone for our professional future. They are a test of merit and successful accomplishment of the exam takes a student to another level.
Furthermore, marks obtained in an examination, act as a basis for selecting your preferred stream for specialisation and help you to decide what you want to study in college.
Therefore, chalk out a proper time-table that encompasses everything– from your sleep schedule to your study pattern– and stick to it.
Given below are few tips that can be incorporated in your study schedule to tackle those difficult areas prior to your board exams:
Now, as you know your weak areas, your agenda should be to give extra time to tackle those difficult lessons and transform them to strong ones. Prepare a timetable to prioritise and take care of the important and weaker sections first.
It helps you procrastinate less and gives you the freedom to plan your schedule the way you want. While you have allotted additional time to master those tricky subjects, do not ignore the other lessons.
Revising the whole syllabus from scratch may seem impossible in the limited time available. Therefore, prepare short notes and list out the main points or draw diagrams that can help you to recall all the answers quickly. The act of writing notes or drawing flow charts consolidates in your memory and is more effective than only reading or mugging up your lessons.
In this way, you will be able grasp the points better and remember everything you need to know during the exam.
This technique will boost ones confidence. A candidate will be able to understand the kind of questions to be expected in the exam and prepare accordingly. Especially, you can look at the weightage of marks allotted for those areas you find difficult and work upon it.
Solving past papers help you to get used to the format of the questions, and spend the right amount of time on each section. Solve questions of varying difficulty and try to finish them during the allotted time as mentioned on the question paper.
Some students mug up theories without understanding the concepts. In this way, they are unable to answer a question asked in a different format. Therefore, it is essential to understand the concepts related to reasoning, mechanism, application, etc., to perform better in the exam.
Studying in a group can help you to tackle those difficult areas and learn faster. You will find it easier to discuss the topic with your friends, who can help you to fix the problem areas and introduce you to better study techniques. Those areas that may seem confusing to you might be easier for your friends.
Do not assume that the final examination is not important enough as a summative assessment. A regular study always leads to good performance.
It is advisable that the candidates solve sample question papers and keep practicing till they get a hold of the pattern.
Stick to a schedule and solve at least one sample paper every day. The breaks should be pre-planned and short, with a definite end. Try using alarm clocks to mark time.
Since you will have to do a fair amount of writing during the examination, it is critical to ensure that there is a uniform speed of writing throughout the entire duration of the test to minimise the chances of not completing it.
Relaxing, doing deep breathing exercises, meditating etc. helps you stay completely free of stress. Eat home-cooked food and avoiding oily junk food which will make you lethargic. Staying healthy is the key to a fully functional brain and it will also reduce the chances of your falling sick at this critical stage.
With these few methods, you can make sure that you prepare correctly and confidently for your board exams.
Believe in yourself; there is still time to improve your performance and score better marks. Do not panic; push yourself harder and make sure that you are poised to face the final board examination.
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