The video at the end of this article is only to boost up confidence of average students. It has been successful for all my students. Although, remember that there are no short cuts to success, so those who are planning to go beyond 85-90% prepare extensively and thoroughly.
So here it goes for my readers and viewers :
1. Prepare only 60% of syllabus but prepare it perfectly
When it comes to preparing in short time period it is practically not viable to cover 100% syllabus unless you have extraordinary memory power and composed conditions to conceive all the topics. Firstly, open the syllabus and select the topics that would secure you passing grades. Now in second phase select the topics that carry good weightage which would get you atleast first division. If you are targeting for higher grades then you need to have a study plan way before then this stage and cover 100% syllabus.
2.Write your own notes.
Research suggests that human brain remembers more what has been written by hand. Also, one-time writing is equivalent to two times reading. My school teachers always insisted in written practice which laid a very strong foundation for me to be good in each and every subject till today.
3.Prepare early in the morning or late after midnight.
As anything which is read or written in utter silence stays in the brain for longer time.
“Join the 5am club.Your most valuable hours are from 5am to 8am.They have the least interruptions.” Robin Sharma
Do you agree?
4.Make word Mnemonic to remember important points
You may ask, what is this Mnemonic? It is making your own short cut formula by just putting first letter of any word or paragraph and making it easier to learn. For e.g.: In English the Seven Coordinating conjunctions are For, And, But, Or, Yet,So = FANBOYS. Taking just first letters of these conjunctions. Is it not interesting and easy?
5.Draw a mind map
Draw a chart or map of the things you have read and try to recall it. Since mind mapping works like the brain does it allows you to organize and understand information faster and better.A good mind map can save you many hours of study.
6.Take some tests or quizzes-its effective way of learning.
You can sit with your peer and have peer-checking or ask him/her to take a test. Quizzes can show where your strengths and weaknesses are.
7.Keep appropriate breaks-it keeps your mind fresh
It is advisable to take 5 minutes of break after every 1 hour of study. No video game or television during exam time.
It will wash away your hard work of many hours. Listen to soothing music and have Power nap.
Rock your exam!