MKCL Mastering JEE
December 13, 2013 Leave a comment
You can read the ‘Part 1’ of this article here: https://mkclindia.wordpress.com/2013/12/12/mkcl-mastering-jee/
Preparing for JEE – Part 2
A. Plan Your Work, Work Your Plan
It’s rightly said so. Planning and organizing are the two most important things when it comes to studying with a definitive goal. Acing JEE is a mammoth task by no doubts and that calls for elaborate planning and deliberate execution.
Planning the studying schedule is highly subjective and depends on the capacity and learning style of an individual. But a common approach towards planning should be a one which can be easily measured. Some students plan as per the time they study while some plan on the basis of the subjects or chapters they study. Whichever way convenient, planning needs to be in place.
Another important thing is to prepare a timetable and stick to it. A timetable adds a direction to your efforts. It organizes your studying, makes it easy to see the results, and inculcates discipline.
B. Focus and Concentration
Now that you have prepared the timetable, it’s time to stick to it. A plan isn’t that good if it’s not executed well. And to execute the study plan and the timetable, you require a great deal of focus and concentration. Following are the few pointers which will help with the focus and concentration
- Choose the time of the study appropriately. Choose a time when it would be quiet and you could study undisturbed.
- Take breaks as and when needed. Ideally a break of 5-10 minutes after an hour of concentrated study is acceptable.
- Keep applying what you study instantaneously. For example if you learn a few concepts, then apply their formulae and solve a couple problems. That would instantly make you a master in that domain.
- Keep all the study material and required stationery handy.
- If comfortable, choose to study two subjects in a day. That would help reduce the saturation of knowledge and fatigue, and might even make things more interesting.
Keep the distractions away. Put the mobile phone on silent, switch off that television, and just focus on the subject at hand.
C. Stress on Basics and Concepts
Basics and Concepts are the actual rock-solid foundation to your knowledge. The application and the instances will be varying at different levels, but the concepts remain the same. Not just thinking from scoring in the JEE point of view, but the concepts will help you in the future as well.
A novel way to get the concepts imbibed in your mind is attentive listening during the lectures. Ask questions at the end of the concept, ask for examples, apply them, and be comfortable working with them. The deeper you go the clearer it shall be.
D. Stick to the syllabus
Now completely focusing on the goal that is JEE (Mains) 2014, while studying, stick to the syllabus. The concepts and applications are vast and important. But you need to crack the JEE. So efforts must be put in perfecting the prescribed syllabus.
E. Use the available resources:
What I mean by use the available resources is to completely utilize and exhaust the resources you have. Instead of running behind test series and notes and books, utilize wisely the stuff you already have collected.
The syllabus is vast, agreed, and even you study your best. But the more you study, there is a possibility that you might lose touch of the topics studied before. Hence, it’s very important for you to revise. Prepare your own revision schedule and stick to it. Make it a point to atleast go through and revise the syllabus you have learnt once in 15 days.
G. Time Management
The most important factor to any exam preparation is the Time Management. Here, Time Management amounts to two things,
- Managing the study timings, and
- Managing time while solving the exams
More on this subject in the coming articles. Watch out!
H. Update yourself
Keeping yourself up to date is very important. Knowledge and information needs to be shared for better planning and strategizing. Become a member at couple of JEE forums, go through the posts, contribute, and be active on that front. Subscribe to various blogs on the subject. Watch out for this blog for updates
I. Believe in yourself
Lastly, believe in yourself. “If you aspire to crack JEE, and if you believe that you can actually do it, there is nothing stopping you.”