Onto September! Gear up for SA 1
Pavan Chauhan|Sep 6th, 2013 05:14pm
SA1 is in the air and all you students must be engrossed in your books & revision notes, juggling between reading the chapters and practicing those questions. Most of you by this time must have finished screening the syllabus, and might be well underway some serious revision sessions. However, if you are still feeling the nerves and are a little jittery about the upcoming exams, then do not fret, cos’ we at Meritnation are here to help you fix it.
Theis is a typical situation and most students appearing for exams face it during the last days of their preparation. Let’s analyze the situation and prepare a way deal with it head-on. Take a look at a few generic preparation tips to race up those grades for better results.
Preparation Tips for Mathematics
1. Make a sheet of important concepts/formulae.
2. If you are in CBSE Board and you want to score well in mathematics, it is very important to be completely in sync with your NCERT book.
3. On the day of the exam, write down what you are given and what you need to find on the rough corner of the answer sheet along with the formula to avoid in blanking out in between or losing track of the question
5. Show all your work, even if you know the final answer is wrong. Don’t erase your calculations because you may still get some marks for using the correct procedure (despite not getting the correct answer in the final step)
6. In Math, it is either wrong or right. So, always start with problems you can easily solve and then go on to those that appear slightly tricky or challenging.
Preparation Tips for Science
1. Create a complete list of derivations, formulae and experiments and keep the list handy.
2. Schedule your time table in such a manner that you get to practice and revise your diagrams, formulae, derivations & experiments in a time frame of 2-3 days .
3. Make a habit of writing the definitions in your own language without altering the meaning. Remember, definitions should not contain the word being asked to define.
4. On the day of the exam, make diagrams & process charts wherever possible, even if you don’t recall the answer completely. In science visual representation fetches you better scores.
5. Practice the previous year sample papers, ideally adhering to the prescribed time limit.
6. Learn to identify clue words in order to understand what the question demands and structure/organize your answer accordingly. Here are a few such words with their implicit meaning.
7. In true-false questions, be alert for qualifying words words such as all, none, always,never which generally make a statement false and words like most, some, usually, and seldom which tend to make a statement true.
We wish all our users all the best for their SA1 exams. If you liked what you read, than spare a moment to share your preparation tips in the comments below