FSc exams are near?
Time is short?
Haven't done proper preparation?
Feeling anxious, nervous and what not?
Well, if the abovementioned thoughts are poking you, and you know that you are not prepared for the FSc exam, and are getting distressed due to overthinking.
You need to STOP Thinking and START Working!
Because you can still ace your board exams with a 2-months rigorous and dedicated preparation. Want to know how? Well, read on!
Making a schedule and following it, is very important. Why? Because it keeps you organized and you can complete all of your tasks on daily basis without feeling guilty of slacking or procrastination. Above that, making your own rules and following them according to your own will. Who wouldn't love to be their boss?
Sounds nice! Right?
Now that colleges are closed for an indefinite time, thanks to COVID, this is a perfect opportunity for you to make your own study schedule. Wait, did you know you can make your own schedule through the platform provided by Nearpeer, and get your preparation done within three months? Well, now you know!
I know what you are thinking now,
"Ab yeh schedule k lia kon guide kry ga?" Relax!
We have a solution for that too (Wink Wink!)
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A lot of us make handwritten notes and GOD knows we make them on so many different notebooks (I used to make the same blunder, lol!).
Now is the time to go on a Mission Quite Possible: Notes Compilation and gather all your notes in one place. Doing so will reduce the hassle when at a later stage, you will be preparing for any particular subject.
And do not forget to collect it with the same zeal with which you wrote them on different notebooks. (Pun intended :p)
You all must have heard that practice makes a man perfect. I would say, rightly said so!
And you would second me when you will experience the change it would instill in your performance.
The more you practice, the better you get at any particular subject/topic. I know one does not feel like practicing at times, but just do it by reminding yourself that "these are the only days of hard work, bad mai chillings" (It's a trap, there are no chillings :p)
So, once you are done studying a concept, handwrite that same topic, and most importantly, with a timer on. This will not only make you better at retaining the concept but would also polish your time management skills. After all, these factors together help you achieve high scores in the board exams.
In addition to that, practice with the stationery that you will be using in the board exams.
I guess, I don't have to reiterate the importance of stationery here, as you all must be familiar with it already.
I cannot stress enough the importance of attempting full-length (mocks) papers for practicing purposes. Let me re-emphasize!
Practicing full-length papers (with timer on) will give you hands-on experience in attempting the questions within the time duration, acquainting you with the types of questions you can expect and last but not least, giving you the ability to handle the pressure and in managing your time effectively.
Unless you do not evaluate the paper you attempted or pay heed to the answers you got wrong, all this hard work will go to the drain.
So, make sure you are thoroughly assessing your performance, pay special attention to the wrong questions and figure out the reasons you got them wrong. Last but not least, attempt all those wrongly answered questions, again.
If you find it hard to figure out the reasons you attempted the questions wrongly and want possible solutions, Nearpeer provides you with a wonderful opportunity where you cannot only attempt a quiz with a timer on but can also figure out your weak areas and get all the solutions for wrongly attempted questions.
Isn't FSc made just so easy?
And doing so, will bring out a massive change in your results, DKH LENA! (Tried and Tested Experiment!)
On exam days, you do not get enough time to revise the entire syllabus. At that moment, you should be having everything at your fingertips, and a resource bank for quick revision.
You can do so by going back to your notes and books, where your teacher got the significant topics highlighted.
Don't tell me you haven't witnessed our instructors guiding about the important topics from an exam point of view. Why are you still living under a rock? Check it out now!
You do not have to do this all at once, develop your list gradually as you study each topic of each subject.
Add color sticky notes, use colored pens, add different symbols for MCQs, short questions and long questions to mark your book. In short, Bhar do Books ko apny Notes sy!
This will help you skim through everything essential at the eleventh hour.
We tend to forget the formulae be it of any subject. To cater to this situation, you can enlist down all the formulae in the order of being the most important to least important.
This will help you a GREAT deal in the last days and even an hour before the exam, as you'd have this recourse to quickly look at and recall your formulas.
Similarly, you can also list down important values, scientific symbols or anything that you find appropriate according to your own requirements.
Pro-tip: Make your own handwritten formula sheet
Start your preparation by making a schedule of those topics that you are struggling with and follow it diligently and give priority to those topics while practicing.
Collect all your notes and make a list of important objective type questions, you can make a list of physics formulas too. Solve as many quizzes and past papers as you can, obviously with the timer on. But only solving won't help, unless you evaluate your performance. So, make sure you are thoroughly assessing all your answers.
If you still feel confused and have questions in your mind, refer to your teacher anytime in the classroom groups.
Best of luck with your FSc exams!
What strategies do you follow if you have short time on your hands?
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