I saw this article somewhere that I can’t remember, and I thought it would be helpful to share.
There is no short cut to success, this is the first thing you should remember. For this reason you have to study well first of all. But the preparations are different for different types of exams. Some competitive exams need long-term preparation while your school level exams may need preparation of one or two weeks.
The 1st tip : Never fear or hate exam and be confident.
Some students study well but still may be much afraid of exams and due to this reason they get distracted and won’t be able to score marks. So leave all your fears and free your mind before starting the study. You have to be confident and it is the most essential power you should have for attaining victory.
The 2nd tip: Prepare a good time-table.
Prepare a time-table before starting the study. This should include all the subjects but may not be with equal priority. Tough subjects can be given more time and easier ones less but most importantly some time shall be allotted for entertainment and there should be enough intervals between each subject.
The 3rd tip: Select a proper atmosphere for studying.
No need to explain this point. Study atmosphere has very important role. Can anyone study well while watching TV? So select a place where you feel comfortable. That is where you feel relaxed and can concentrate. And you have to make sure that while you are studying a subject you are concentrating on it only. So keep the books of other subjects away from your eyesight so that you won’t be upset about the things you have to learn. And importantly it is better to study early morning when all the surroundings will be in silence and you can concentrate more. Your concentration really counts. Never place a mirror in the room such that you will see your reflection while sitting to study. This will lead to lack of concentration. And one top secret Study facing east or more accurately North east. This will give you great positive energy and your marks will definitely increase.
The 4th tip : Sit straight
This is so important that you have to sit in proper way while studying. Don’t study on bed or lying on a chair instead sit straight. Keep your spinal cord straight. And try to place your legs parallel to ground, a bit raised from the ground. Otherwise placing the legs on the ground causes ionization and induces sleep. And be alert that legs are not above the head level. This will affect the blood flow direction and causes sleepiness. It is better to place the legs almost parallel to ground but a little lower.
The 5th tip : Make notes while studying.
This is a very important point. While studying make small notes and that should not be descriptive make it brief so that you can remember all points while doing revision with the help of that note. An ideal note shall include all important formulae and figures and other important points. It will be a lot worth if you use this not for the revision in last one or two hours than you skipping through pages of your text-book. It won’t take much time to go through this note and if you feel tough anywhere you can refer to that part in text-book.
The 6th tip: Sleep well and Eat well.
You have to sleep well. Sleep deprivation study shows that Optimum hours for sleeping is 6hrs. Especially on the night before exam you have to sleep well, at least 6 hours and not more than 8 hours. Remember this will have a great effect on your exam. And have your food as in your daily diet. Don’t fast on exam day. This will have reverse effect, so please have food properly. There are some food items you have to avoid and some other you have to include in your diet on exam day. And don’t forget to have a glass water before you go to bed, essential to keep your brain cells charged!!!
The 7th tip : Write and Present well.
The presentation is the major factor that affects your marks. Whatever you studied or prepared your marks will depend on how you present them in the answer sheet. The teachers may not be able to read all what you have written. Remember daily they are going through 30 to 40 papers.They will scan for points. So try to present answers in points. In essay questions don’t forget to underline the important points . Your hand writing also affects your marks. Try to write neatly. if it is not good enough, don’t worry, if you presented it in a good way you can score more marks. And another important factor to remember, As we all know ‘First impression is the best impression’. So, answer the questions you know well, first. This will create a good impression on the evaluator and though you couldn’t write some last answers well, that won’t deduct your mark much. And care shall be taken so that you manage time well and is able to attend all questions. If there is any question out of syllabus, you just attend it. Usually full marks are awarded for such questions.
The 8th tip: Never malpractice in exam hall.
Dear students never malpractice in exam hall as it may even affect your marks and sometimes you won’t be allowed to continue the exam. If you don’t know the answer don’t write. Keep in mind that you are writing exam for you, to prove yourself. There will be no problem if you have followed the above steps, For sure you can score good marks.
The 9th tip: Believe in God, Believe in yourself.
The last but not the least point pray well before the exam and your mind should be free at least 5 minutes before exam. Prayer can give immense energy and peace to your mind that will definitely do good for you.And it is much important that you are confident about what you can and you will always produce a pleasant result.
Also remember one thing please don’t discuss soon after exams.This won’t do good and may affect your coming exams.If your friends are discussing a question paper avoid them.
And above all you think about your parents their difficulties and sufferings and how they care you , you owe to them much, don’t you?. The best gift you can give them is your victory. So never disappoint your parents. Study is not for them they are compelling you to study for your future. And ultimately what I have to say is that You have a lot of opportunities now.If you are serious in your studies for a few years of your life then the remaining part of your life will be fruitful and you people shall never stop studying after getting a degree or a small job always look for higher studies and aim big hurdles.