With only about 3 months to go for the various board exams, strategizing and planning is very important. The marks that you score in Class 12 will be crucial for taking admissions in colleges and for the rest of your life too.
Make sure that you follow the following 11 tips to pass out from school with flying colours!
#1 – Stick to your syllabus books
Do not try to study and solve questions from every possible book available in the market. This is not going to increase your marks. Rather, study from your syllabus books with full devotion because at this stage, quality matters and not the quantity.
#2 – Assess yourself and correct your mistakes
Notice your mistakes in your internal examinations and try to avoid them in future. Consider them as mocks for the final paper. This will help you spot your weak areas and improve upon them for the final exam.
#3 – Take the pre-boards seriously
Many students do not take the internal exams including the pre-boards seriously just because they will not be evaluated on the basis of the marks that they score in them. This practice is wrong! One should take each and every exam seriously no matter marks are attached to them or not.
#4 – Previous years’ papers – You cannot afford to miss them!
Solve previous years’ papers and time yourself too. This will give you ample practice before the final day and also you will get acquainted with the kind of questions asked in the exams. Quite often, a number of questions in the boards repeat from previous years. Thus, solving the past years’ papers will help you identify the pattern and level of the final exam.
#5 – Be pragmatic; set reasonable goals
While preparing, set realistic goals which are practical to achieve. For example, setting the target of learning 10 new chapters in a day is not at all feasible and when the student will fail to reach the target, he/she might get demoralised. Therefore, be practical in setting hourly, daily and monthly targets.
#6 – Stress less, focus more
Don’t pay an enormous amount of attention to not being distracted and stressing less because this will lead to wastage of time and diversion of your focus and energy towards trying ‘not to divert’. Rather, you should try to keep your mind focused towards studies only and avoid thinking about less important things.
#7 – Stay away from time stealers
There are certain people in every student’s life who are there to disturb him/her every time without giving a second thought. These might include relatives who show up in your house every other day, friends who do not study themselves and believe in destroying others’ time too, etc. Recognise such people and stay away from them till the boards!
#8 – Spend lesser time on social media
Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, Whatsapp, etc do not add to your productivity. They are meant to be used in free time but you cannot afford to do that now! Therefore, deactivate your respective accounts on these platforms and focus your mind on your goal.
#9 – Study at your favourite study time of the day
Conventionally, it is advised to study early in the morning. But I do not suggest the same. According to me, one should study whenever they are able to concentrate the maximum. But be careful to adjust your body clock when the exams are very near!
#10 – Switch off your phone while studying
Mobile phones are the biggest source of distraction for the students. So, switch them off or download study time apps which lock your phone for a pre-set time period so that you do not use it while studying.
#11 – Take out time to chillax too
Apart from all the studying and hard work, give yourself a break once in a while. Go for outings, take a good sleep and eat good food occasionally. Do not harass yourself too much!
Author: Amisha Gupta, MentorYes
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