How does one get 95 percent in exams? Are students who get them prodigies or is 95% an chievable target? The answer is yes, it is quite gettable provided one follows certain simple steps. As the exams approach ( be they board or UG level exams), students start to work hard studying and revising their lessons. In the age of mobile phones and social media, what one lacks is solitude in the true sense of the term. The main objective is to remain focused. How does one remain focused on his/her studies in the age of smart phones. Here are ten tips that will help one to do so.
First, change your perception of exams ! For many of us exams instill fear and nervousness. They are like a burden or a hurdle that one has to cross. In other words exams are the price to achieve worldly success. WRONG! Quite the contrary, exams actually enrich our life experiences. One should approach examinations with a sense of thrill, like the exciting final match of tournament. View exams positively. See them as an exciting challenge.
Second, you have to be careful with your diet. Avoid rich spicy or fatty food. These foods make you sluggish and lazy. Your mind becomes dull and you only wish to lie down on your bed, half asleep when you should be studying hard.
Third, limit your phone and social media interactions. Much of it is vain talk – something which you can do without end during exam time. Or better still – fivert your social media interaction content into exam issues. That way studies become fun. And phones make even dull things interesting so youo remember them.
Fourth, try to study in groups, at least once a week if not more.. Often you learn and retain more by discussing with your fellow students than by memorizing yourself. Also, a weekly session with your friend help you to assess your progress – whether you are lagging behind or not.
Fifth, wake up early. Some people belief in burning the night lamp. That’s good for senior level scholars and researchers. At your age you should be focusing more on sound sleep at night so that you are up and about early. Early morning studies add greater clarity and understanding.
Sixth, don’t study continuously at a stretch. This is a common mistake which most students commit. They rely on last minute preparations which basically mean mugging your lesson day in and day out two months before the exams. It is useful to take intervals every three hours and take a stroll or sip a cup of tea or coffee before you go back to your study desk.
Seventh, dissociate yourself from the nitty gritties of family life. Things like family events like marriages or family outings can make you lose your focus in a short time. Attending a family party for the evening does can be distracting not so much due to the time lost – an evening’s gap from studies does not really do much harm. What is more worrying is the fact that it results in a break of concentration as you keep on thinking of the old friends and relatives you met at the party.
Eight, adopt a proper study plan instead of randomly picking up a subject for revision. Subjects like Mathematics need daily practice. Keep an hour or two daily for maths and science.
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Nine, Do not think much of the consequences of poor performance. Remember it is not th end of the world if your board exam results do not match your expectations. The world is a big place with opportunities galore and life is too long to be hampered by a single board exam.
And try to maintain a positive frame of mind while keep your expectations grounded. Make a realistic assessment of your abilities and interest levels in a particular subject and do not be burdened by the pressure imposed on your from outside. It’s your life and you alone know best what you are best suited for!