Board exams are closing in on us and we can’t help but get stressed; don’t worry, though, we are here with a few techniques to help you ace your exams and to help you sail through your Board Exams swiftly and smoothly.
Highlight the important formulae or theorems in order to minimize the amount you have to learn. As the highlighted part pops out at you as you’re skimming through the book, it has a higher chance of being retained in your memory. Warm colours such as red, yellow and orange refresh your memory better as compared to the cooler shades.
The night before the exam should only be kept for light revision. In this case, you wouldn’t have the time to go through entire chapters. Therefore, summarizing the data that you have and remember to use the keywords and phrases that usually end up in the marking scheme.
Mnemonics are a technique that helps you remember important formulae that you need to apply later. These are easier to remember that the formula itself. For example, Some Old Horses: Sine = Opposite/ Hypotenuse, Chew Apples Happily: Cos = Adjacent/ Hypotenuse.
Don’t make your time-table too much in advance
Plan not more than one week in advance. You can have a three-month timetable but your priorities will keep changing and you might not always be able to adhere to it. Make short-term but realistic goals so you’re not lagging behind and are able to complete your syllabus well in time and also have enough time for revision.
Focus harder on what you don’t know
In contrast to what you might have usually heard, focus more on what you don’t know so you can ace your exam. If you are comfortable with most sections of a subject focus on your weaker section more so you prevent losing marks from anywhere at all. This does not mean that you take the other sections for granted.
Just pretend it’s 1995. Keep away from your gadgets and you can be ensured an amazing final score. Nobody’s asking you to totally abandon them: use them when you take a break but that’s about it. The more you’re glued to them, the lesser time you have to focus on your academics.
But not too often. Make sure you’re not setting unrealistic goals and most importantly, don’t be too hard on yourself. Take a break and perhaps go for a walk to clear your mind or for a jog with music. Don’t take a break for too long or too many breaks or else it will interrupt your flow.
Avoid rote learning
Understand whatever it is that you’re learning. Even if you forget the exact answer to a certain question, you’ll know the answer and you can write it in your own words. Note that you don’t forget to include keywords and phrases for answers.
To get an edge in the upcoming 2019 Board Examinations.
- Written by Nitin Rastogi at our Meerut Headquarter