Another online semester is about to end and with the arrival of End Terms, the period of stress and tension has just begun. As you all have already received your End Term schedule, it’s time you start preparing for it by keeping few things in mind to excel in your exams. To be honest, offline subjective exams are a lot better than online objective exams as scoring is quite easier in the offline mode. The inclusion of negative marking is highly dilemmatic and creates confusion about whether you should take the risk and attempt the question you are doubtful of the answer or just leave it. Also, negative marking takes a toll on your CGPA as the weightage of ETE is 50 percent.
As you have a huge task ahead, there are some points you need to follow to avoid the stress of exams:
Divide syllabus according to the gap
As the schedule is designed with specific gaps in between two subjects, you need to divide your syllabus according to the time gap, difficulty level of the subject, and its credits. Before the onset of ETE, you get a preparation leave for nearly a week as the classes of the Spring-Term end today and ETE starts in the first week of May. Utilize this preparation leave properly and don’t waste time.
Understand the concepts and make notes
It is important to focus on the difficult topics, make proper notes and revise properly. Try to understand the concepts rather than trying to mug up the whole thing. Try not to focus only on the PPTs provided by your respective teacher, instead, try to read books, E-books, and notes suggested to you to clear your concepts.
Ask and clear your doubts with your teacher
As you know, doubt clearing sessions are conducted after the end of regular classes, try to study the topics and ask doubts if any. This will surely help you a lot at the time of examination. Having clear concepts will help you to score better. Don’t keep everything for the day before the exam as it might prove costly.
Do group studies for revision and preparation
There are no better teachers and doubt-clearers than your friends and it’s best if you try to study together as you can ask anything without hesitation which eventually boosts up your preparation. Late-night preparations are effective for revision but if you aren’t someone who burns the midnight oil, wake up early in the morning and study.
Unit wise preparation is a must
ETE comprises 45 questions with 5 questions each from Unit 1, 2, and 3 (before MTE) and 10 questions each from Unit 4, 5, and 6 (after MTE). So, focus more on the last three units and revise the first three units well as many of you tend to skip it. Note down the topics that are tough and need revision more than once. Prepare equally for all the subjects and don’t compromise with the syllabus of any subject just because it has lower credit.
Refer to YouTube videos and other sites to build your concepts
Many concepts are difficult to grasp and theoretical explanations in text do not always help to understand them. Here you can refer to YouTube videos on a specific topic and trust me, it helps a great deal to clear any doubt you have regarding that topic and form a concrete base. Don’t forget to make notes side by side.
Manage your stress!
At last, don’t stress yourself much. Eat well, sleep well and revise your syllabus uniformly to avoid any mix-up before or during the examination. All the best and score well!