Dr. Varun Gupta
There is no denying that the global Pandemic COVID-19 has affected every sector including education and absence of classrooms has given a lot of pressure and anxiety to those students who have to appear in Board Exams 2021. These examinations are observed as the elementary building blocks for students' futures. Also, the designing and assessment standard for board examinations are being converted regularly to develop students for an overall higher education. This time students who are going to appear for boards have taken online classes and this has increased stress in students. Considering all these factors here are some valuable suggestions to help them so that they can do their preparation without any tension and can score well in their examination drawing near.
First and foremost suggestion is to ensure a peaceful study environment. To create a stable study space is unquestionably important as it will support them to get self-control. The key is decreasing the intervention in the form of audio and visuals. Also, the students should ensure that the study area should not be near to TV or any audio visual background. One thing that the students must keep in mind that good wifi connectivity will help a lot while doing the study. Posters of motivation can also be pasted.
Executing fast learning plans will be beneficial while preparing. Nothing to do with how less the syllabus outline is, it always passes out fear and anxiety in the minds of maximum students to go through the full text. Hence, knowing and grasping things from the latest learning methods will support students in remembering quickly through keywords and acronyms.
One thing which is must for all board appearing students is to solve sample papers. Students should try to solve previous year sample papers on a daily basis within 3 hours. That time the study room should be quiet and peaceful as it feels like an examination hall.
It is advisable to pen down all the topics, questions and important information that a student won't be able to understand properly. The same can be clarified by discussing with the subject teacher and this will help them in getting rid of their doubts as well as regain the interest in studies.
If a board appearing student is preparing for the main subjects then he or she should make various files for each subject. To maintain different notes will be beneficial at the time of revision. Systematizing all test papers, essays, assignments related to a subject or topic in one folder will be easier to revise maximum numbers of topics in the limited time.
An advanced revision will help to ease stress-free study for the main examinations. Revising the notes on a regular basis will help to write the answers without any stress or anxiety before or during the exams.
Early to bed and early to rise should be the main motto of board appearing students. It is mandatory to be attentive and keep making the to do’s for the day. Proper sleep is also necessary. Here, health and exercise also play a vital role and staying away from social circles is emotionally exhausting.
Taking nutritious food is also important. Green vegetables, fruits, dried fruits and dairy products can help you too.
(The author is an Educationist, Indian Peace Ambassador, Entrepreneur, Social activist and Executive Vice President On Sky Global)