More you study more marks ?

Many have said, I used to keep studying all the time and score more marks. They might not know they are wrong. Not only studying all the time can fetch you marks. There are more strategies one have to know to score marks. I would like to write here, how I used to study in school and in college.

1) Many parents are over conscious about their child's education, so they don't even allow their child to play. They give a tight schedule to them, especially when they enter 6th std, where science is separated into physics, chemistry, biology etc. No matter how well the student studies, they keep tuition for them. The child wakes up, go to two tutions in the morning with each one hour, then attends the school for around 7 to 8 hours, then attends 3 tuition, one hour each, and then come back to home and do his home work and starts over again in the next day.

When I am studying 4th, I used to go for tuition to a tuition center where there are separate rooms for students of various classes or groups. It is more like a mini school. There many students used to learn by saying their answers with more volume. Then I decided, I should not attend the tuition from next year. And similarly I managed to get through School and college life without tuition.

What is there for you in tuition rather than in School. The same thing is repeated in tuition. So why spend the more amount for the same subject. Even if parents thought so, they could very well help him study by sitting alone with him. Remember by teaching your son/daughter you learn. Parents could instead put the money spend for tuition into his account. But it is really difficult for students whose both parents work as they wont be having much time to spend.

2) If a student takes it in the right spirit, there is no harm in comparing him with a person who is doing well. But if he takes the other way, it creates an inferiority complex in him which will not allow him to go beyond what he is now or it may even let him down. Students should have confidence in themsel

3) We would be able to concentrate on our work, only when our body is physically fit. Only when we have the energy to work. Everyday after returning home, parents should ask their son/daughter to play for atleast an hour. Outdoor games are preferred to indoor games. Indoor games like chess, carrom etc can be taught to them. Chess makes the student to think in different ways. And students can be encouraged to solve puzzles. Since parents themselves allow them to play, they will certainly hear what is said to be done by their parents. It will be good if the parents share time to play with them at their early ages. Speaking of playing, I used to play for an hour on the day before my board exams in 10th and 12th.

4) Next is about sleeping. I prefer to sleep for 7 hours a day atleast. 10 PM - 5 Am is sufficient. With sufficient sleep, students will be fresh for the next day in the school/college. If you are well prepared before days before the exams, there wont be any necessity for you to study till late nights or wake up early in the morning at 3 to study. If I want to study in night due to unusual circumstances, I prefer to get up early in the morning rather than studying late nights.

5) Listening in class will help you a lot to score more marks in the exams. We could study without help from others by reading the book alone. But you will take more time. That is why there is something called school, where we are taught. This makes it easy for us to understand things. So if you listen to the lectures, you gain more knowledge than just reading the books and also helps save your time reading a book that is greek and latin to you. If you are not able to understand what is taught, you could read what is going to taken before itself, though you may not understand fully while reading, you will appreciate what you studied when you listen what you studied the day before. And take notes of what is being taught. Though you may find them in book, it helps you remember some things and also helps you to get points that may not be in the book (if the staff has said something new).

6) For you to understand from what you listen, you should know about the basics regarding the subject being thought. If you are strong in basics, you don't have to sit for more time to study the later topics. During my final years of study, I used to study the first few lessons of the topics more than anything in a subject. It also helps to answer more twisted questions in the later chapters.

7) Do your homeworks properly, especially Maths. It helps you to practise more. If you don't know how to proceed, get the method from others and proceed in your own way.

8) Underline important points while studying. It helps you to have glance at those points, before the exams.

9) Having a time table to study helps you more to finish the task on time and it avoids last minute work.

10) If you want to score marks, and if you don't do your daily work properly, it will really make you feel for it on the day before your exams. So don't keep wasting your time as it is available now. You may not have it on the day when you require it.

11) Most important while studying, don't by heart topics. It won't help you to increase your knowledge, though it helps you to increase your memorising capability. I really feel now for having memorised many things in my school subjects. It made me not to understand some amazing concepts in my college subjects.

The above tips are all about how to study. The following tips are about how to write your exams.

12) Most people recommend not to study till the last minute before the exams. It is good to relax your mind for atleast 1 hour before the exam. Though I haven't tried it, I have seen many toppers doing that and being successful.

13) Presentation does matter in your papers. It helps to change the mood of the person being evaluating your paper. So neater you write, you score more. Try to improve your handwriting, and at the same time to write fast. Usage of two colored pens are recommended. Black for highlighting and blue for normal usage. It is not recommended to use more than 2. And strictly red and green colors should not be used. Underlining and giving headings for paragraphs are few more tips to present your paper in a better way.

14) Write the questions in the same order as in your question paper. If you start to write Part A, try to finish it. Don't make too many jumps between different Parts of the paper. It really irritates the evaluator.

15) Before starting to write your anwers, have a glance at the question paper. It helps you to allot time for different sections. In case some sections have questions which consumes more time than usual, you could make up in the other sections.

16) Try to finish the paper before 10 mins of schedule time. It helps you to have a glance at your answers (specially objectives) and make necessary corrections and also helps you to underline.

17) While answering objectives, if you don't know the answer, try to use your common sense on what will be answer. Eliminate answers which are irrelevant. Find out the possibility of one being an answer. Evaluators may judge you with 1 or 2 mark questions. So more you score in objectives, you have better chance of getting more marks in bigger answers.

18) Try to attend all questions as possible and fill your pages. Don't leave any questions. It helps you to get atleast few marks more which may be really helpful to you. Even if you don't know the answer, try to write something that is related to the question. Remember, you should be careful while doing this, as it also have chances of back firing on you. If you write some rubbish, you will get a black mark in evaluators mind, and the evaluators chance of putting more marks gets reduced.

19) Keep your answers short and simple. Don't keep writing the same thing over and over to fill your pages. Write answers for a length that is expected by the questions weightage.

20) Apart from these, I would like you to visit these two links, which will help you.
"Learn to teach" to "learn from teaching"
Objectives over Descriptive

And that is all. Now it is in your hands. All the best.


YI said...

a good blog, wif many points... n it helps us in our essay too. continue ur good job n all yhe best in your study...

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