With the Board examinations round the corner, those appearing for the examinations are a bundle of nerves. But the key to overcome stress and tension in the crucial days before the examinations is to stay calm and manage time wisely, said principals.
"Students should consolidate whatever they have learnt and manage their time properly. I would advise students to make bullet points of whatever they have studied, so that they can revise the lessons quickly without having to go through the whole chapter," said Ameeta M Wattal, principal of Springdales School, Pusa Road.
Wattal also said that students should not start any new chapter. "Let go whatever you have not studied till now. There are lots of choices, so prepare the chapters that you have studied till now well," she said.
She also advised students to time themselves while answering questions. According to her, if they think they are running out of time, they should just answer the questions in points, and not whole sentences, which will fetch them some marks.
Studying with friends should be avoided now, she said. "This is just not recommended, as it ends up making the students tensed when they compare themselves with what their friends have studied," added Wattal.
Most principals also said taking break in between studies was very important. "Studying continuously for long hours does not help. Students should study for two hours and then take an hour-long break before resuming studies. This also helps them retain the lessons they learn better," said Madhulika Sen, principal of Tagore International School, Vasant Vihar.
"Relaxing is very important. Catching up on their favourite TV programmes, spending time with family or a brisk walk can relive them of stress," she said.