JNTUH external exam: Having trouble cracking your exams? Difficulty in planning your preparation for exams? Don’t worry we are here to help you. YES, here are a few effective techniques to make your life easy during the exams.
ROAD TO SUCCESS IN EXAMS
Let’s not dwell on the past; it’s never too late to mend. Let’s walk the path to success together…..
“All roads that lead to success have to pass through hard work boulevard at some point” – Eric Thomas
“In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure” – Bill Cosby
Now that we have the much-needed motivation, thanks to some great quotes let’s get started….
JNTUH external exam- The Beginning
“Stress” is the first word to pop up when we talk of exams.You’ll never be stress-free from the examination process, but these small tips shall definitely help you limit it to some extent.
It’s always good to start the preparation well in advance. Making running notes and concentrating when in class will help to a great extent.
Syllabus for JNTUH external exam:
Get a sense of your syllabus. You need to see the big picture, trust me getting to know the topics covered in the subject/units is always helpful when there arises a question where you need to regroup different topics to make an answer.
Kick- Start for JNTUH external exam:
Start off with the units which interest you the most, by this you’ll be able to catch up with the rest of your syllabus easily with time.
ALL-IN-ONE or Textbook:
Where to read from??? Most of us are habituated to All-in-one’s but it’s always preferable to refer the textbook rather than follow the All-in-one blindly. Find it difficult in textbook??You can always co-relate the content from both to understand and once you do so things start to seep in easily.
Link Relevant Concepts:
DO NOT isolate the facts. Treat them as a puzzle and place them together. This shall help you fix everything in context rather than remembering the individual facts and also closely relate various topics.
Don’t just “LEARN” it, “UNDERSTAND” it:
Your aim is to understand the topics you are reading, rather than learning it by rote, so that you can reciprocate the same in the examination. It may require a little more time than usual and a bit of research, but the end result will surely payoff. By research, it’s about getting a clue for the better understanding of the subject but not waste too much time on the area that’s difficult to perfect. You need to know when to stop the fixation and start moving ahead. If you can develop the mindset to “understand” you’ll put yourself in a confident state of learning. Understanding will help you frame the answer in your own words (provided they are put in a sensible manner) as verbatim is difficult. Explain concepts to yourself until you understand them.
Stuck at a point, hold back refer the lectures to get an idea of what to focus on?
Don’t just read brief all the important points that you want to solidify. Try to discuss these with your classmates.
Put your creativity to use, try pictorial depiction in places where you would usually rely on words alone. It’s easy to understand and remember pictures than phrases or words. You can use flow charts for the topics pertaining to procedures or steps by step process.
Past Examination Papers:
Read and try to attempt the previous year papers, but DO NOT DEPEND on them entirely. This is just to help you analyze the examination layout, pattern of the questions and to look out for any topics which went uncovered. It is very important to know the exam pattern and how the marks are distributed among the sections of the exam paper.
JNTUH external exam Revision:
Many of us skip revision for lack of time, but revision is a crucial aspect in your exam preparation. Take a positive approach to your revision. Don’t rely on the single approach. Read notes made earlier, attempt practice question papers and so on. Find out what works for you and avoid all the other voices around. They’ll only serve you to put off the task in hand.
Focus more on what you don’t know rather than wasting time on what’s already firmly planted in your mind. The revision will make you feel confident but the revision of the perfected topics may leave you overconfident and kills time. Too much revision may lead to negative effects.
Make sure you pack all the stuff needed to take in advance Hall-ticket, ID card, pens, pencils and other stationary items. Don’t leave anything until the last minute.
Location and Time:
Check properly where and when is the exam. Figure out a location of the examination center and the timings.
Sleep, eat, relax, and enjoy….ITS YOUR LIFE, LIVE IT LARGE.Make sure you take proper and short breaks while studying and revising.
A good night sleep before the exam is very important. Pulling an all-nighter is a bad practice.
“If you’re going to do something tonight that you’ll be sorry for tomorrow morning, sleep late “-Henny Youngman
Hope you get my point!!!!
EXAMS- The DAY- are you game?
Make sure you get to the exam hall with time to spare, even if you are a minute walk away.
NO Last Minute Revisions:
DO NOT revise as you get to the exam center, if it’s not in now it won’t get in with seconds to spare.
Read the question paper and instructions properly. Don’t rush with the answers or get carried away by a keyword. Take a minute or two to analyze the questions and figure out what is to be answered and up to what extent and how do you intend to present it. Be absolutely sure you are happy to answer that question.
First, go for the answers you are most comfortable and confident with. Mention and explain each point as clearly as possible. It’s no use rushing with the important stuff halfway through a paragraph. Markers are only human. If they don’t understand the point you’re making you’ll miss out on marks unnecessarily.
Present your work neatly. Do NOT rush with your writing. Put your handwriting skills to good use. There is no point in answering if the marker cannot understand what is written. If any corrections or additions make sure to clearly set out. Highlight the important and technical terms if any that will grab the markers attention.
Try to retain your focus on the bigger picture. Wasting time on less important points is pointless when you’re up against the clock. If stuck at a point, try not to panic ease off a little and try again. If you’re not taking them in, let go and carry forward. Do NOT break the flow. Do NOT beat around the bushes. Stick with the big issues. Mention minor detail in passing and move on. Remember answering the question properly will fetch you marks not filling the additional sheets.
After you have answered all the questions give a quick reading just to make sure all the sections of the questions are attended and adequate information has been provided in the answer script.
Order of Questions:
DO NOT worry about the order of answering the questions. Make sure you put the right question number. If you are still not sure to ask the examiner.
Spend the right amount of time for each question. If the questions are equally weighted spare them roughly equal amount of time, if not allot more time to the question with more weightage. DO NOT waste time, time is precious especially during the exam.
Show pictorial representations wherever required. Draw neat diagrams and label clearly. As it is said a picture says a thousand words, a well-drawn diagram will surely leave a positive impression to the marker. USE PENCIL ONLY.
Short on TIME:
Don’t mess up, there can be a word written every 5 seconds. Briefly, list out the points related to the question and try giving a few corresponding examples. Elaborate on it until the exam is over. You might not have given a full-fledged answer but this would certainly help you gain a few marks.
Short on CHOICES:
If you can only attempt few questions properly, look for questions with reasoning, case study, assumptions, Theories. These sorts of questions could be easily answered without much insight as some keywords can be mentioned in the question itself. Try to elaborate on them. DO NOT write movie stories.
You can also look for the problems, try to recall a formula or two related to it and write them down. List out all the variable values from the question and what do they represent in the formula and try some calculations. You might get some minimal marks for attempting. YOU MAY OR MAY NOT BE AWARDED MARKS FOR THESE TWO METHODS OF ATTEMPTING AS IT SOLELY DEPENDS ON THE PERSON CORRECTING THE PAPER.
If you followed the tips and tricks we shared, don’t worry you’ll not end up in these worst case scenario.
JNTUH external exam- The Conclusion
LEAVE IT ALL in the examination hall. Few students act like they’re still in the exam hall, thinking of all the points they could have penned down. But there’s no point in stressing further. You’re all the way through it, so breathe a sigh of relief. You did what you could and you have to draw a line under it. Look to the future, not the past.
DO NOT engage in COMPARISONS. Few students start discussing the exam and how they fared. This is irrelevant to you. You don’t have to join in, all it does is worries and makes you doubt your efforts.
Get back home RELAX take a BREAK and onto the next assignment. Even if you have back to back exams take a break. YOUR BRAIN NEEDS REST!!
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