Tips For Board Exams
By Jitendra Kumar Sharma
So you have decided to appear in Board Exams. Now, how to pass them? Here are a few tips for board exams.
To achieve an objective efficiently, one needs a technique.So does passing board exams.
- Haphazard study wastes time, most precious commodity for a candidate whose immediate goal is to pass board exams. Methodical study avoids unnecessary hard work and frayed nerves.
- Do not cram. Cramming can land you in sudden blank outs. Passing board exams is a test of your comprehension and writing speed; it is not a test for reproducing your ready made answer. Memory or power to recall should help you write answers to questions intelligently. Examiners have a way of detecting cramming and they dislike crammers. You must attempt each and every question; do not leave any answer unfinished. Cramming is time consuming also and a highly undependable tool.
Intersperse Topics while studying. Studying one topic too long and too hard is not advisable. When you study different topics, you increase your power of relating different aspects of knowledge and that is true learning. It readies you to write your answers to questions asked in board exams, more confidently and in your own distinctive style. This leaves a good impression on the examiner.
Explaining and relating. Explaining and connecting what you read is a most effective way of preparing for writing any exam, including the board exams. Question yourself on what you have read and connect ideas gained not only from your studies but also from other activities. You must know that all knowledge is one and academically it has been divided in different topics and subjects for easy and methodical learning within a given time. Relating ideas and phenomena that appear disparate only on the surface can make your study highly interesting, besides helping you come up with answers to board exam questions impressively in an original manner.
Perceiving Concretely. The books one studies for exams contain abstract concepts and knowledge but concrete examples cling to memory more easily. Try to find and associate with abstract concepts concrete examples from your own experiences. Discuss with others your illustrations of abstract ideas to see if they really work as effective illustrations of abstract notions as intended. This practice will impart confidence and authenticity to your learning, a most precious lifetime acquisition that remains with you much beyond your having written and forgotten board exams.
- Visual, other aids. Verbal learning is basic; visual materials reinforce verbal learning and help one retain facts and information gathered from reading/writing. Besides reading text books and taking down notes, adding visuals to notes or observing images, pictures, diagrams to understand their connection with the text is yet another tool for equipping yourself for board exams.
- Tuition/Review Centers or Self-review/Self Dependence? I never depended on tuition or paid reviewing by coaches or so-called review centers. In fact, the tips I have jotted down are for students who cannot afford paid Tutoring/ Coaching or by choice shun Coaching Centers. Board Exams ought cause No Extra Financial Burdens on students.
As student, teacher, examiner I am a believer in “God Helps Those Who Help Themselves”, whether in Board Exams or other Exams of Life!
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