In these highly competitive times levels of anxiety and stress among students are soaring. Board exams are around the corner and we know how stressful this time can be for students. Planning your exam will help you reduce your anxiety as well as pass your exam with flying colors. We’re here to lend a helping hand.
1. Organize Your Time:
Time management should be the first thing you focus on. The most organized, neat and efficient way to manage time is to identify and create a timeline that works for you. Arrange your timetable so that it aligns with your way of learning. Some people work well with huge chunks of learning over a shorter time and some people learn better with smaller amounts of learning over a longer period.
2. Conducive Environment:
Learning is like meditating, and it’s best done in an atmosphere that is suitable. Being around noise or an area that is noisy will most likely distract you and lead to wastage of time. Try to find an atmosphere that is suitable for studying. Libraries, study groups and the solitude of your own house are the most appropriate for preparing for your board exam.
3. Learn Right
Go through chapters in-depth and mark the important points, learn important dates, theorems, formulas, and patterns. Highlight the content that helps you recollect information and join the dots to receive the bigger picture from your brain. Understand the concept and then put it in use, instead of mugging up huge chunks of information. Read, mark and then write down the important points, writing helps you learn faster and in a more long-term way.
4. Work Smart
Solve model question papers from previous years and time yourself. Doing this gives you a fairly accurate idea of your position with respect to the time left in your actual board exams. The CBSE board exams are pattern based and have been known to maintain that pattern, only making changes gradually - if at all. Hence, previous years questions papers are very helpful to get an idea of the level of difficulty and what to expect. You can get your copy of the Mastermind CBSE Chapter-wise Question bank here
5. Ditch the Distractions
Pretend it’s 1995, lose the distractions. Whatsapp, Instagram, Facebook is not only the leading cause of anxiety and depression but are known to be major distractions for any kind of focussed and deep learning. We can not emphasize this point enough, you can only truly deeply learn something when your focus is unbroken. Even if for a few hours, switch your phones off and give them to your parents. Trust us, you will not regret it.
Board exams do not determine success or failure in terms of life. But to say that they are not important would be untrue. In this time of stress, learn to trust yourself. Set a goal for yourself and organize time in order for you to achieve your goals in a realistic way.
- written by Nitin Rastogii at our Meerut Headquarter