Study

It’s the middle of the academic session and we have two and a half months until the holidays. But before all that celebration begins, one major challenge awaits us – the ever glorious half-yearly examination!

Of course, we are all going to work hard and give it our best, but did you know that there are some habits you can cultivate in order to reap the most benefits from your efforts? These simple habits will significantly improve your half-yearly percentage which is worth so many points for the final aggregate. So let’s explore what they are.

Create Study Timetable

Create a study timetable
Timetable is key to getting a good grade in your half-yearly tests and for all exams, but it’s one of the tips for studying that we all often ignore. Start by checking your calendar for how many days you have prior to your half-yearly tests. Then, set aside about an hour each day, using the time you’d usually spend watching TV, playing outside or wandering around with your computer.

Make revision notes and start studying early
Good grades require you to put in time and effort but also work smartly. To help save time later, always prepare revision notes as you go about studying your chapters. These notes will summarize your topic for you and you can easily refer to them for a quick recap at any time. Additionally, there are external sources you can refer to for revision notes. Vidyanext web resources at content.vidyanext.com have a repository of important formulae, diagrams and comprehensive study material for CBSE and ICSE curricula. Do check it out.

Clean out your bookshelf

Clean out your bookshelf before your midterm 
You will probably have bundles of papers, books, notes, piling up in the bookshelf and cupboard at the end of 12 weeks of studies at school. Assignment and important notes get stuck at the bottom, homework is lost in between all books and notebooks. Arranging these subject wise, in neat folders and binders is the way to go. These are the things you would need to prepare for the half-yearly tests, so organizing this, really makes sense.

Eat healthy 

Studying is the time when you need maximum focus. You cannot afford lethargy. A common mistake most students make during this crucial period is to eat poorly and unhealthily. Junk food, lots of chocolate, energy drinks and crisps are often chosen in place of normal meals to “keep energy levels up”. However, this is not only harmful to your long-term health but can also negatively affect your exam performance. Here are some brain food suggestions to ensure you’re at your best on exam day: Whole grains such as wholemeal pasta, wholemeal bread, brown rice, Fish with healthy fats, such as salmon, Blueberries, Pumpkin Seeds, Broccoli,  Nuts,  Spinach and legumes.

Remember, when you sit down to study, be sure to choose a quiet place, maintain your focus, and stay positive. After all, a good start is a job half done.

So let’s get serious about those grades and get crackin’ for the half-yearly exams! Don’t forget to test what you’ve learnt at the upcoming Vidyanext Mid-Term Mock test. To register for the test, click https://vidyanext.com/mocktest/. You can also quiz yourself, and memorize concepts via our free Quiz app – Quiznext. Download it at http://bit.ly/2JW93Nv.

About the author:

Aradhana Mathur
Scrum Master, Food Enthusiast, Parent, EdTech blogger
Works at content.vidyanext.com