How to score maximum marks in tough subjects?
Every person is born with a particular potential which is unique to him. Different students adopt different practices to score marks, based on their individual skills. Many students work hard to get good marks, some don’t but yet they manage to score well in exams; and then, there are others who study hard but still don’t end up scoring high. The question is, how to prepare to score high in tough subjects?
Here are a few preparation tips to help students ace in tough subjects:
- Take a moment to visualize the chapter and reflect on the broad purpose of the lesson ahead. By doing this, you’re putting your brain in a receptive learning mode and giving it a structure to “hang” new concepts on.
- Let’s say your ‘physics’ chapter includes several sample problems with solutions shown. Now, focus on those problems in order to understand why each solution works the way it does, and what steps the problems have in common. In the process, you’re creating a procedure in your mind that you can later retrieve and use to solve other types of problems.
- Reflecting upon what you have read is very important. After you’ve read a page or solved a problem, close the book and pause to recall the main underlying ideas. Don’t rush on to the next question before you’ve given the concepts you’ve just learned time to sink in, and don’t confuse rereading with recalling.
- Build a concept you’ve learned as a simple comparison. Take the extra step of writing that comparison out by hand and it becomes even more deeply encoded in the brain. Moreover, writing by hand converts what you are learning into the memory.
- Your mind needs alternating periods of rest to store new thoughts and ideas. With tough subjects especially, you need to spread your studies out—studying some every day rather than cramming during a few marathon study sessions. When you cram, the knowledge may stick around sufficiently long to finish the present test, however it’s far less likely to be there when you need it to tackle tomorrow’s next tough topic.
All through the process, don’t let the objective of scoring good marks become an unhealthy obsession. After all, education is about much more than getting good grades. It’s about the pursuit of excellence. It’s about cultivating your strengths. And it’s about learning and growing, so you can contribute more effectively. There’s hard work involved, but I know you’re up to the challenge!