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Things to keep in mind while preparing for Board Exams

Exam Preparation   |  23-Feb-2017

By Sunila Menon

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CBSE Board Exams are just a stone’s throw away.Every year lakhs of students write class 10 and 12 Board Exams. Other than the pressure to qualify in the exams, students are under immense stress to score high. The competition is tough and they often struggle hard to keep themselves cool during this time.

 

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During this time, students should have patience and refrain from going to the panic mode. For the sake of students who will write the Board Exams starting from March, here are a few important preparation tips that will help them stay ahead in the game.

1.Creating a study timetable in advance:

Set study goals for yourself and specify what you are planning to do each day for attaining those goals. One of the important strategies that have been proven to enhance learning is practice. This strategy includes spacing out the study sessions over a long period of time.

2.Find what works for you:

All of us are different from each other. Maybe your friends are comfortable with studying at night but it does not mean that you too have to study at night. Find out how you can study best. Remember, there are no such things like right or wrong ways of studying; it’s just ways that can produce effective results and ways that cannot. Narrate the story of the novel to your friend; memorize difficult theories by converting them to lyrics of a song.

3.Eat healthy foods:

While preparing for Board Exams make sure you eat foods that will help you to improve your ability to focus. Some of the top brain foods include fish containing omega 3 fats like salmon, vegetables like broccoli, whole grains etc. These food items are known for improving the brain power.

4.Get involved in some exercise:

Research has proved that regular aerobic for just 30 minutes can help in improving retention, recall and several other vital cognitive abilities. So, no matter how busy you exercise daily.

5.Get your hands on practice papers:

Once you complete your preparation, do not forget to gauge your preparation with model exams like dSAT Home. You can take this test from your home and get results on the spot. The results will help you to know the weak areas so that you can focus on them more and improve your scores in the exams.

6.Follow a specific method of reading:

Follow the 3 step while reading from textbooks.

  • Preview: Before you start reading, find the main ideas to better comprehend and recollect details you will come across later. Spend some time to familiarize yourself with the chapters, take the time to understand diagrams or charts included in every chapter.
  • Reading: Read the entire syllabus at least without making notes. Then, go through it again and make notes of the important points in your own words.
  • Review: Don’t forget to review the notes after finishing your studies and summarise your notes

7.Do not compromise on sleep:

Ensure that you get enough sleep, mainly the night before the exam. Remember, proper sleep increases alertness and also help reduce stress.  You should sleep for at least 8 hours every day.

8.Note down things:

Before the exam, jot down things you have studied. This will help you to keep the information fresh in your mind.

Exams play a vital role in one’s life and feeling nervous before it is normal. However, if you prepare for it in the right way, there is nothing to get tensed. Follow the above-mentioned tips and let us know how it helped you during your exam preparation.

Good Luck for the exams!


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