Quick tips while preparing for exams
Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time. – Thomas Edison
To do everything in a systematic way always has a positive outcome. Same goes for exams, it happens many a times that people get confused and don’t know where to start or how to cover full syllabus and they get cold feet in half way through preparation of exams. To avoid such situations there are some quick tips for students:
- Start Preparing Early: Preparation for exams should never be done at end time. It should start early. The time that one starts preparing always depends upon their speed and the syllabus. It should end at least one or 2 weeks before exams to have ample time for revision. Revision is a very important part in Preparation for exams and one should always have time for it.
- Organize Everything: Being organized while preparing for exams about the course covered and what need to be covered is always beneficial as it helps one keeping track of their progress. The best way to do it is to prepare an agenda. For that it is crucial to make an outline of how many days one has in order to finish your studies and that you have enough time left to revise as well. After you finish a particular topic, always give a mini review of how much you remember out of it. This will help one understand which particular part needs to be revised again.
- Make Notes/Prepare Outline: This basically helps in last minute revision to have the pointers to remind one briefly about important parts. While attending lectures important points could be noted down in a way that a glance at them reminds one of the whole concepts. It can also be made while doing self-study by noting all the difficult points and read them once more to understand them better or take help from the tutor.
- Understand the Concept: Finish one thing at a time to grasp and understand the concept. If we try to study a lot at once it all gets mixed up and one can end with learning nothing. Don't try to cram things, understanding something leaves a long-lasting effect on our brain rather than to cram it.
- Take Help: In case one thinks that they are facing trouble in understanding a particular subject then please take help from a tutor or mentor to understand the concept before it gets too late. Do not waste time in trying to understand or cracking it. Getting help from experts always has proven fruitful.
- Solve Question Papers: Solving previous year question papers has always been advised to students to get familiar with pattern questions and to somewhat gain confidence by doing it. With the help of the internet past year papers can be easily found. Give yourself 2-3 hour per week to solve papers.
- Aditi Goyal