It is our mission to be successful in our board exams. The pattern of board exam in itself is stressful for students. During this time, we find every other subject tough to write. This might be a challenge for students too, so this step marking favors both the examiner and the students.
Even if you do not derive the answer properly, the step marks give better position to the student rather than deduction of the entire marks for the question. But these steps also show that you are aware of the working method and the answer to the question. Though the answer to the question has some mistakes, the steps provided correctly will ensure marks rather than negative marking and losing marks.
Even a point zero - zero one shows its importance
When total marks are counted for grading every single letter counts. It is good to give preference for step marking. Earlier, the final answer decided the marks, but each step must be checked and evaluated for better scoring in the board exams. In derivations for subjects like maths, physics, and chemistry the marks are divided equally for every step because each step is considered the equally important. As in student level, no detailed version of the equation is given, but as they move on the career the necessity is known.
Memory is power
When students are trained to write step wise, even the missed step will be remembered and included properly by the student, without making errors or forgetting important steps. When they learn this pattern at student age, similarly, in life too, it will help to become a perfect professional all through.
Practice makes perfect
Practice enhances the brain memory capacity and avoids certain neuro related diseases like memory loss. In certain streams of higher studies, the formulas and theories studied at this juncture in X and XII are useful so practicing them will make life easier for those aspiring for higher studies. We have to encourage students to work out problems without missing any steps, so that it makes them vary of their mistakes and they aim for full marks in Boards.
It always seems tougher initially
As learning and cognitive thinking becomes a habit, it automatically triggers the brain of the student towards logical thinking and leads to better a overall understanding. These are areas where students find difficulty in education and competition starts here right away, but once they acquire this ability they get good marks easily.
The derivations occupy 20 to 40 percent of the paper that takes less time to write as there is not much of writing part that needs to be done unlike general essay type question or long answers. As the CBSE syllabus requires more of cognitive thinking, it becomes easier to score better marks through step by step learning and answering.
The correcting staff finds it easier to do the correction. When the steps are perfect and at times the final answer does not match the answer key, some marks are lost. The concept of the exam is to know the student’s capability of understanding the subject. By giving step marks, it is easier recognize student’s IQ in the subject.
The graph and construction easily shows the conceptual understanding of the student as each question differs from the previous one. Thus, when the paper is made tougher such constructions are made tougher to take, the exam goes to the next stage of learning that will be combined with thinking. Such problems aid correction through step marking as each step counts in a graph.
Proven facts on cognitive thinking
The cognitive thinking works by tuning the student in to understanding the concepts These are all fact-based and experimentally proven. Whatever others have told are to be written as such without changing the words or steps. Nowadays, few theories are already reduced and written according to the brain growth of the children. So once children are clear with the concept, they have a basic idea of how to write the exam without losing the steps thereon.
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- Written by Nitin Rastogi at our Meerut Headquarter