With a large number of text books and high subjectivity, humanities subjects are usually not considered to be very scoring. Teachers from schools across the city, however, say that focus and understanding the importance of certain chapters are ways to score better marks.
Understanding the weightage given to different topics and preparing according to that is important in history. “Book two and three are more important than book one, especially the chapters on Gandhi, the struggle for independence and the framing of the Constitution. Also learning the speeches of Indian leaders is a good tip. Other important questions are location and identification on maps,” said Shalini Rastogi, history teacher, Ahlcon International School, Mayur Vihar.
Focussing on topics such as US dominance in world politics, South Asia in the post-Cold War era, regional aspirations and conflicts, rise of new social movements and recent developments in Indian politics is very important as these topics carry the maximum marks. Time management is also of prime importance. The students should attempt those questions first, which carry more marks and require explanation. Revising the paper is very important.
Understanding, comparing and explaining are the key in a sociology examination. Keeping basic concepts in mind will also help students immensely in scoring well.