Published: 18th February 2019
Board exams 2019: Here are five important tips and tricks to ace your boards in style
Now that exams are around the corner, gear up for them in the best way possible by applying these tips to your timetable and adhering to them. They will surely be helpful along the way
With exam season knocking at the doors, the jitters are surely doing the rounds among the student community. However, there's no need to panic. We have five tips that you could follow in order to ace your board exams.
Practice with the help of friends
We need to emphasise on the word ‘help’ because we’re not referring to sneaky glances at your neighbour’s answer sheets. In the frantic run-up to an exam, it is always helpful to get some fresh perspective on the subjects you have learnt. It is never a bad idea to discuss and bounce important points off of your friends. This is the perfect method to brush up on subjects you may not excel in because a pointer or two from another person could be just the key to helping you store those important details in your head. Combined studying and impromptu tutoring sessions are good ways to make sure that your whole friend circle is on the top of their game.
Make sure to revise
Unless you were born with a photographic memory, you are sure to have experienced the terror of turning over your question paper in the exam hall and realising that you cannot remember the answer to a question that you could swear you already read about. Sometimes, the most important thing when it comes to preparing yourself for an exam is to brush up on what you already know and refresh your memory. It might also help to make notes of important points when you first skim through your lessons. These will surely work as little gifts to your future self if ever you find yourself in sweat and scrambling for help on the exam morning.
Once you enter the exam hall, everyone knows that you have to leave behind any help or clues from the outside world. So, why not help yourself by planning ahead for those common mistakes that you are sure to make? For instance, if you struggle with formulae, come up with your own secret code to help you remember them with ease. Pay attention to your own patterns and the steps that you usually struggle with and you can make sure to prepare yourself for an inevitable misstep. In fact, this method will ensure that you tackle challenges like an exam ninja!
Grab any helpful additional material you can find
A helpful tip that any exam-writing pro can give you is that additional material can save your grades. Gather all the previous years’ answer sheets you can get because it could be just the thing to help you gain the upper hand when the evaluation process looms ahead. The key is to understand the format behind the questions because if nothing else, you may at least know what the examiner has in store for you. It would also be a good idea to grab helpful tips from recommended guidebooks or papers to help you get the right picture.
Pay attention to your health
As frustrating as exam season can be, understand that the most important step is to make sure that your health is on track. Educators swear by the importance of getting a good night’s sleep and make sure that you are well-rested enough to take on a world of questions. Also, make sure that you eat nutritious meals which provide you with adequate energy to power through your exam and make it through without any major challenges. It’s more important to have a balanced and prepared head on your shoulders than an anxious one that will be of no help to you.