Examinations always tend to make students tensed and nervous and no matter how intelligent the learner might be, there will always be some suppressed feelings within the learner that will make him ponder upon the ways in which he can do well in his exams. As the ICSE, ISC & CBSC Boards Exams are round the corner for all the High School students (X, XI, XII) of India, here are some useful tips for students, teachers and parents that might prove beneficial for all and especially for the students.
1) For the Students:
a) Just remember that these Board Exams are just like the regular school exams. The only difference is that the answer sheets will be marked by teachers of another school. So just feel at ease.
b) Before preparing for the exam try to make a time plan and set your mind to follow the plan strictly. Avoid adding long stretches of studying and revising in your plan. Balance your time plan by including small breaks in between your revision time.
c) Try to revise those subjects first that are scheduled for the later dates of the exam. This is usually done to avoid last minute revision which actually might make the learner too conscious and nervous.
d) Try to concentrate on one subject at a time. Skim and scan through the lessons again and again and try to mark out the areas that require extra attention.
e) Adopt methods like testing where the learner sets himself a mock test covering the subjects that he needs to concentrate on, brainstorming where the learner jots down all the important points that he feels might be necessary for the exam and group tests where the learners revise in groups and check on the areas that requires practice.
f) Solve as many practice papers as far as possible as questions are tend to be repeated sometimes. Avoid loud reading or mugging up the answers. Just adopt the policy to write out the important points that are required to frame a correct answer. Try to revise the heavy subjects during the moring time while practice Math and English Language or any other subject that requires a lot of practice in the night time.
g) Eat well and drink a lot of liquid. Avoid eating a lot of junk food and unhealthy food items. Try to meditate by listening to some subliminal music that helps the body and the mind to relax. Try to go to bed early and wake up early to continue revision.
h) Indulge yourselves in some kind of activities like football, basketball, jogging, skipping, dancing or any other such form that will provide a good scope of energizing and refreshing your mind.
i) Revise and study only when you feel like. Do not force yourself to study when you are not feeling up to it. To get back the concentration level, you can flip through the pages of the lesson and just read them as a story-book. Sometimes casual reading also helps the student to remember well.
j) Avoid feeling nervous, tensed and depressed by shadowing all the negative energies with good thoughts. Always think positive and have confidence in yourself. Try to follow the saying that ‘Nothing is greater than Possible’. Hence try to leave the past behind and move ahead with your head held high.
k) Try conversing and interacting with family members, teachers and friends in whom you can confide your fears. Sometimes talking also helps to make the mind relax.
As always said exams are just a recall of the lessons already done by your teachers inside the classroom. So just maintain the calmness and the confidence level and work hard so that nothing can be impossible for you learners to achieve. All the Best Students!!