As the academic/school year is nearing end, it only makes sense that students pull up their socks and get ready for the final battle of the year. Alright, that was a little too dramatic, what we meant was that exams are important and the grades you get decide your future (especially the kids up for board exams) so here are some tips to help students prepare for exams. The teachers we have added to our faculty from the top CBSE schools in Noida and Delhi have come up with these pointers to help students understand how they can improvise their prep strategy with so little time to go for the final exams.
1. Develop your routine/schedule
Developing a schedule or a routine is pertinent to becoming adept. Be it studies or a professional skill that you will learn later in life, routine and consistency are what hold the key to success. These will help you develop a suitable routine:
- Determine the number of hours you need to study
Check your level of proficiency in every subject and lesson and based on which ones need most practice, devise a routine comprising practice hours that you need to devote to them. Also, check the number of hours you can and should study everyday and devise a realistic plan to accommodate your everyday activities. Needless to say, you will have to make some sacrifices like playing video games shouldn’t exactly be a priority a month before exams. That time can be better used studying.
- Find the right time to concentrate
Based on how you have been studying previously, devise the time you are at your best and find it easy to concentrate and work hard on your lessons. Try to make it not too late at night as it will affect your sleep cycle too.
- Take breaks
Of course, you need to prepare for exams but this doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy yourself. Don’t over-indulge in anything, take brief breaks every one hour or so and look for non-toxic, holistic stress busters that help you release the pressure.
- Won’t hurt to be flexible
2) weeks into the schedule you might realize that a particular subject needs more practice. Be ready to adjust your schedule according to how preparation is going.
2. Work on subjects and problems that need more practice
If there is a subject or an academic problem keeping you at night, look for ways to resolve the issue. You can work on those subjects, seek friends’ guidance by building study groups, work on those particular problems a little extra to develop optimal understanding. The key to understanding a concept fully is by practicing it repeatedly. Try checking top CBSE schools in Noida mock test papers to get an idea of what the competition is doing.
3. Sample papers to the rescue
Speaking of practicing problems related to concepts that you don’t understand, you should definitely get sample papers and solve them as much as you can. A great tip shared by the prep- guides from top CBSE schools in Noida is that you practice previous years papers too (go back a decade if you have but dig out the papers; check archives).
4. Seek your teachers’ guidance
RK Modern School in Noida, counted among the top CBSE schools in Noida, has always worked hard to deliver world-class educational experience for the students and they do it through their highly experienced faculty that understand that every student is an individual with distinct learning needs. The teachers bring immense academic awareness which you should never be too afraid to tap into. Look for your teachers’ guidance every time you run into an issue with your studies. Keep asking questions, build study groups, talk to your teachers about your doubts.
5. Lastly, follow a holistic lifestyle
The most sought after teachers at the top CBSE schools in Noida and everywhere else will tell you to relax and live a healthy life instead of letting pressure get to your head. Eat a healthy meal, avoid eating fast food on a regular basis, limit your screen time, focus on one subject in one go, don’t multitask or try to cram too much information at once, exercise at least thrice a week and develop a regular sleep pattern. Most of all, try to wake up early in the morning and review what you studied the previous day so the information stays fresh in your mind when you pick up where you left.