The entire universe revolves around one single thing- i.e. “Time”. Be it the Sun, moon, stars, seasons, anything in our day to day life follow a specific period or duration or pattern. So, with the help of this basic fact, I would like to make you understand the importance of time and routine.
This being the peak time for the students appearing in Board Examination 2018, it’s high time for you to set a timetable or routine that will give you a concrete mind frame about what to study and when to study. As you can yourself realise that an unplanned and unstructured mind results in “time-loss”, which is not at all affordable at this point of time when the examinations are on the bend. The timetable will not be a problem as the majority of the schools give study leave after mid of December till February.
I don’t advocate private coaching, as I firmly believe that nothing can be better than self-study during this time period. Where individuals need to take the call to make the difference. Students it’s you who can make the difference and no one else can, for you.
Divide the 24 hrs of a day into various segments – 8 hours sleep segment, 12 hours study/preparation segment and 4 hours family and friends (or your – “me time”) segment. Some will be thinking why- not 6 hours of sleep or 2 hours of break/ refreshment time and why not utilizing more time to study and do magic. The only reason is that we humans are very sensitive beings – i.e. we get demotivated when deprived of socializing. Also, this aggravates a level of stress in the mind which is just not to be allowed under any circumstances. To concentrate and focus one need a fresh, relaxed and encouraged set of mind. Which is only possible with a healthy and positive conversation between family and friends.
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I would also, like to make an appeal to the parents to ensure a healthy, positive and motivating environment for their kids. As you are the major source of inspiration and motivation in their life. A support system is also required for helping the kids follow a pattern and adapt to it.
Coming back to the agenda, you can allocate 1 hr per subjects. The first hour should start with subjects involving brain work and problem-solving namely – Mathematics/Accounts/Geography based on your stream Science/Commerce/Arts (6.00 AM to 7.00 AM), followed by Physics/ Economic (7.00 AM to 8.00 AM). The practice should involve concept clearing. Break for 30 minutes have breakfast and family time over the table discussion. This time slot should be used for the subject that you feel is difficult and needs extra attention.
Refresh and again resume back to study (from 8.30 AM to 9.30 AM). You can take up subjects that need memorizing namely- Chemistry/History/Commerce and followed by Biology (from 9.30 AM to 10.30 AM). This time slot is for the subjects that needs to be registered in the mind. Get something to munch and hydrate yourself- for example, cake or juice or fruits. Break for 30 minutes and refresh yourself- hang around with your mom and siblings.
This segment is a lighter segment, from 11.00 AM to 12.00 PM read subject which needs to be read like EVS, English. From 12:00 PM to 1.00 PM Second language or any light subject. Break for lunch and take a nap if required. Start fresh all over again from 3.00 to 5.00 PM and solve past years questions based on the topics covered by you for the respective subjects. Also, check the time you are taking to solve the questions for each subject and topics. This will help will gain confidence and also train your mind to handle examination anxiety. Most importantly this practice will help you understand your subject and topics strengths and weaknesses.
Go out play, talk, and hang out with friends for one hour. Regenerate yourself and mind to complete the last segment.
From 6.00 to 7.00 PM study subjects which need concept and practice like computers/ economics and they carry on with subject(s) that you feel you require more time to understand and grasp better. Have dinner by 8.00 pm.The last two hours are the most important of all. Revise all the subjects and topics you have covered throughout the day in point format. Recall the formulae, steps, concepts, sub-topics and important points before going to bed.
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Whatever you register during your recall time before going to bed is feed into your brain which you will not forget.
These are minor and small tips that will help you perform well in your exams. But ultimately it all depends on you, how much you dedicate yourself, focus and train your mind to follow the time and stick to the time set.
You may change the time as per your comfort level. Also, you can change the subjects as per your perception of the subject. As for some, maths is easy whereas for some maths is another name of fear.
Lastly, we would like to conclude by saying just be focused and work persistently. Nothing can stop you. All the best!