All the 10th and 12th class students have their board exams after a few months. The level of competition one faces during board exams is irrelevant of the type of school education board. In the midst of this increasing rage due to high competition, many students start facing problems that might prevent them from coping up with the amount of self-induced pressure that they build up within themselves. It becomes highly significant for parents to understand the value of their support and guidance at such a stage of their children’s career.There are many considerations that students need to undertake while preparing for board exams, such as time management, confidence, and preparation in an effective manner. However, their parents, teachers, and elder siblings need to guide them throughout the entire time to ensure that they feel as good as they should while studying as preparing with a positive mindset would deliver the best output. They should ensure that these students practice the below shown guidelines.
This exercise would prevent them from facing the storm of elevated pressure at the end. Studying regularly for at least 6-7 hours a day with a highly organized time table in which the amount of time for each subject is dependent upon the complexity and the length of syllabus. This might remind you of that race between a tortoise and a rabbit.
Eating regularly, spending a good amount of time in practicing hobbies or playing outdoor games you like (not as much as you spend in preparing for exams), and taking a sleep session of at least 6-8 hours a day would keep these students physically and mentally fit. As a result, these considerations would ensure that students have a positive mindset before they start studying.
This would help you to understand the highly productive way of giving exams so that you happen to use all your knowledge in a time effective manner. In order to adapt yourself, it is must for you to keep on solving sample papers to enhance speed, efficiency, and productivity. Ensuring you have a thorough knowledge is not the only consideration, in fact ensuring you are able to give an exam paper with adequate maintenance of productivity for 3 hours is equally important.
Unfortunately, the number of distraction sources has increased due to various technological advancements. Earlier, students used to have T.V., video games, or their ‘offline’ friends who are free. However, sources of distraction like smart phones, laptops, and their ‘online’ friends on social networking websites have also started distracting children to a great extent these days. Therefore, it is must for them to avoid such electronic devices when you study as it leads to effective time utilization.
Analyzing ways of preparing that others adopt wouldn’t help you. In fact, it results in low confidence and expectations that have been designed on the basis of others’ different preparation levels. Instead, students should analyze their own weaknesses in each and every subject, in each and every realm of the way they prepare, for example speed or accuracy or efficiency, and study further accordingly.
Statements like, ‘Her/his child is doing better than you’, ‘don’t waste your time’, ‘preparing for board exams is a difficult task’, and things that create a chaotic image of board exams in their mind. Such statements induce external pressure, which disables you to deal with competition positively. Preparing for board exams requires good time management, which is not as difficult as it seems.
Keep on updating your preparation plan for each subject according to changes in the time table. Different notebooks should be made for different subjects so that you don’t find it hard to revise at the ending period. Students should develop a habit of understanding each and every subject conceptually. Subjects that need a little bit of cramming should have revision sessions so that students revise important notes (highlight them in bright colors, like yellow or make sticky notes).