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Five secrets to success in pre-boards

The board examinations are an important milestone and govern a student’s lifelong career and pre-boards are a major precursor to this stepping stone to success.

education Updated: Dec 18, 2017 15:34 IST
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The board examinations are an important milestone and govern a student’s lifelong career and pre-boards are a major precursor to this stepping stone to success. (Ravi Choudhary/HT file)

The board examinations are an important milestone and govern a student’s lifelong career and pre-boards are a major precursor to this stepping stone to success.

With pre-boards on the horizon, we can witness the tension among students about how to cope with its preparation. It is a mock drill before you face the real challenge. Hence, it is essential that you treat it gravely and pay proper attention to the preparation and give it your best shot.

Let’s look at the five secrets that can unlock the door to success:

1. Effective study techniques

In the age of neck-to-neck competition, it is essential to equip yourself with effective study techniques that are fundamental to academic competence. Implementing techniques such as Method of Loci, Diffused and Focussed thinking, and Context-dependent memory is one secret that can help enrich your learning abilities and boost your overall performance. Such techniques stimulate interest and help the student retain information more effectively. You can also see for yourself which study technique works the best for you.

2. Focussed attitude

Relentlessly studying the whole day would not do any good if you are not focussed on the task. In the world of increasing distractions, the focus has come under more siege than ever before. The ability to focus is definitely one of the secret elements to success. A focused attitude helps achieve more and in less time, thereby leading to better productivity. If you want to pass your pre-boards with flying colours, focus on your preparation and keep your goals in mind.

3. Respect time

It is rightly said that time and tide wait for none. Those who respect time are said to achieve success at anything they aspire to do. Acknowledging the importance of time can help you smoothly sail through even the toughest exams. In order to make the most of the available time, start your preparation early. Making a study schedule can help manage time efficiently. It will not only keep procrastination at bay but also help you focus on your goals.

4. Bright outlook

We all have heard the popular saying that every cloud has a silver lining. Another secret to success is adopting a positive outlook towards studies. It helps you understand the importance of studies in life and how essential it is to prepare well to get that target score. Keeping a bright outlook also helps to cope with failure and prepare again with the same determination and persistence.

5. Full brain power

Last but not the least, utilising your brain’s full power is the fifth secret to success. If you are cramming and not learning by understanding, then you are not harnessing your brain’s full power. While studying try to comprehend it and make sense of what you study. You should use your imagination to form mental images, stories etc in your mind as images are processed faster, retained longer and retrieved quicker by the brain.

(Chaudhry is the director of Aakash Institute. Views expressed here are personal.)

First Published: Dec 18, 2017 15:34 IST