Now that the summer vacations are over, it’s time to gear up for the rest of the academic session and start preparing for the final exams. Planning right from the beginning is the key to achieving good grades at the end of the academic year. The goal is to finish the curriculum well before the final exams. Do you have a plan ready for it? If not, you should get on to it immediately. Lay down a set of do’s and don’ts for the year. This will provide you with a pointed vision and will help you move on an unwavering track to achieve your targets.
Ace Up Your Sleeve – Prepare a scheduled chart detailing time-wise, how you plan to cover all the subjects. Set up a timetable with deadlines – monthly/bi-monthly/quarterly – and follow it religiously. Stay motivated. Break your goals into more achievable – short-term, mid-term and long-term goals. Reward yourself when you achieve your goal. Try out this hack and you will thank us later.
Turn Foe Into Friend – Though we love learning new things every year, there’s always that one dreadful subject that we just can’t get ourselves to like. It’s like an enemy which keeps pushing us back. So how do you overcome this problem? The best solution is – make peace with it. Try to innovate interesting methodologies to understand the underlying concepts of the particular subject. For instance, play number games and quizzes with your friends to understand Maths, read interesting books to get a better hold of the English language, help your parents install, fix and repair electronic appliances or minor car snags to understand the basic principles of Physics. Do what you can to change your approach towards the subject for good. And who knows, you might even start to like the subject!
Arrange Your Study Space – Your surroundings affect your mood and mind simultaneously. A constructive and positive environment will stir up your actions. Declutter your room, which will bring clarity and focus to the mind. Ensure that lighting in the room is good. Keep away things that can distract you, like video games, magazines, movie DVDs etc.
Fight Your Shortcomings – Half way into the academic year, it’s a good time to look back, introspect and detect your weaknesses. Keep a check on where you are making mistakes and rectify them before it’s too late. There’s still time to start afresh.
Were you not able to finish your lessons in time last year, and were sprinting through it at the last minute? What a nightmare! Don’t let it happen ever again. Learn better time management, set up a routine to spare ample study time every day, and remember to follow it through. If you feel you are not understanding a particular subject in the current syllabus, take the help of your teacher, parents or friends and clear your doubts. After all, you don’t want to sit in the class with a blank face for the rest of the year. Right?
Organise Study Groups – Collaborative learning always helps as you get insights into various perspectives for a single concept. Debates and discussions in a group bring in more clarity on the subject. You can get your doubts cleared instantly and get honest feedback on your performance.
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