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SSC students get last-minute tips

Bhavya Dore, Hindustan Times  Mumbai, February 23, 2011
First Published: 01:57 IST(23/2/2011) | Last Updated: 01:58 IST(23/2/2011)

In the run-up to the board exams this past month, Class 10 students of Bombay Cambridge School at Andheri (west) have been getting last minute lessons on time management, handwriting and ways to score easy marks.


These handy hints have been passed down directly from the SSC board's moderators, making such sessions immensely useful.

"We got to understand things from the moderator's point of view," said Dimple Maru, a Class 10 student of Bombay Cambridge School.

"We understood the importance of diagrams, of good presentation and of underlining the main points in our answers."

Across the city, schools have been conducting last-minute guidance sessions for students to apprise them of examination-related dos and don'ts.

With most students on study leave for the past month or so, schools have been conducting extra classes for weaker students or those with doubts, but also passing on more generalised tips.

"After the prelims, we briefed them about their shortcomings and held a session to tell them about time management, to take breaks at regular intervals and to move away from technology," said Paul Machado, principal of Campion School at Cooperage.
At the Kandivli Gundecha Education Academy, students have been assembled into 'mentoring groups' with teachers working with small groups of students in school to systematically help them prepare for the final stretch.

They have also sent parents of their students a circular on how to de-stress the children during the exams.

"We've said they shouldn't compare their children to other students, to avoid passing on their own anxieties to them and to avoid nagging them," said Seema Buch, principal.

Some schools such as HVB Academy at Marine Lines have held combined last-minute sessions for parents and students.

"We do this every year because it is our duty to let the parents know where their children stand and to help them accordingly at home," said CR Pathak, the principal.

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