21 Cool Tips to achieve optimal result
1. Find the Real Me (your daily routine, interest, hobbies, habits, behavior, memories, strengths, skills, qualities, etc.) and try to optimally implement real you in your life in your studies and in all your activities.
2. Identify and practically practice according to your understanding (to make hard thing easy), learning (to increase your knowledge) and recalling (to implement your knowledge in your real life), the ULR styles i.e. hearing, reading, writing, seeing, speaking and doing.
Identify your study style (self/group study) and explore the best places, environment and group matching your style and your study style.
3. Surround yourself with supportive, confident people (find the best study group), be around things, which inspire you, your success stories, your past actions, your ideal, use your favorite colors, theme, designs, motivational quotes, inspiring stories, your achievements, your rewards, etc. Always boost yourself.
4. Understand the CBSE guidelines like Importance of Syllabus/Topic, Marking Scheme, Exam Pattern, Answer sheet expectations, Checking Guidelines, etc. and prepare and practice w.r.t. the above mentioned guidelines.
5. Importance of Syllabus/Topic – Explore past and future connections before, while and after you study a subject or a topic as you do before, while and after a movie, a game or things you purchase, connect with the Real world (try to Visualize things and do not restrict yourself to pen and paper or a study room).
6. When you study a topic, apply things that interest you, apply your style, relate to your daily routine to remember them easily, connect with real world application, and if possible try to demonstrate concepts yourself or with your friends, family, mentors, perform revere engineering, try to contradict statements and observe (analyse) the outcomes, learn after refining your understanding.
7. Marking Scheme and Exam Pattern - Practice last 10-year CBSE papers, 10 Sample papers to get a clue about the board examinations, question papers, chapter topic wise weightage, time limit you are allowed to attempt answers, number of questions and sub questions asked, repeated topics and questions, level of questions, verity of questions, optional questions, etc.
8. Generally, questions have three levels i.e. easy or direct/straightforward questions, secondly question based on good subject knowledge and tricky questions based on understanding of concepts.
9. In board exams, as per CBSE guidelines, questions asked are bound to be from NCERT only hence one must study and practice NCERT completely (back exercise questions, solved and unsolved questions, question and notes in between the chapters) as board exam questions may be exactly same or similar to the questions of NCERT. Also, double your energy on high weightage chapters and topics.
10. Do not just read solutions; solve them practically. Practice more questions from important topics. Try different sources to upscale and prepare for tricky questions.
11. Answer sheet expectations and Checking Guidelines – Answers must be according to the questions asked and within the word limit as per the questions weightage i.e. to the point answers. Never over run the questions, be patient, read and understand the questions completely. Visualize your answers before writing.
12. Pointers - Give an introduction and write answers in points wherever possible to catch the attention of the checker.
13. Focus on Keywords - Identify the difference between Definition and rich Definition.
14. Expressing in words – Optimize your writing Skills as while writing we may believe that we have written perfectly right, but many a time we mislead either the meaning or the answers.
15. Focus on the cleanliness i.e. answer sheet presentation must be neat and legible by checker.
16. Do not fool yourself that you have studied a topic ,if you have not actually understood it or not able to express or write about it as per CBSE guidelines.
17. Write down all formulae and key points in one place; break down things to make them small, easy and interesting for you. Make your own notes and attempt question, keeping in mind the weightage, the limit, word limit and all other CBSE guidelines.
18. Verify and validate your answers as a checker and prepare yourself for tough marking. Compare your answers (homework, notes, practice, and answer sheet) with the content of NCERT and CBSE Previous Years solved papers. Try to understand your mistake majorly check for the meanings of written content and refine your answers for strict checking and as per CBSE guidelines. Mark your attempts and repeat until you give yourself optimal marks as per your capabilities.
19. Study regularly and not leave it for last movement to avoid panic buttons. Study for your dream and not just for numbers i.e. identify and follow your career path and not just scores. Focus on being successful in real life and not just on mark sheets. Remember the minimum marks one is required is to get to open the next-door and maximum marks can be obtained as per your capabilities and upscaling with available resources utilization and timeframe.
20. Balance and set priorities to all your daily necessary activities like family time, your interest and hobbies, eating, sleeping, sports, studying, school, tuitions or coaching classes, entertainment, extra-curricular activities, etc. Be healthy, try to have self-control and not get distracted. Study and perform all activities to groom yourself, develop your personality, identify your best career path and live life as the real you.
21. Most importantly trust yourself, do not give up nor be disheartened, and never be overconfident. Challenge yourself, become tough and achieve optimal result as per your efforts and capabilities. Be happy and keep smiling, be cool and calm, I am sure you will rock the exam and all other life challenges. BEST OF LUCK for your future engagements.