A Very common phenomenon observed while studying is that you are learning but you are not able to remember what you learned. For example- not remembering the theorems of maths, concepts of physics, and reactions of chemistry, many such examples can be there.
There are various ways to deal with this problem:
- Developing Self confidence: Confidence is believing in yourself, feeling comfortable in your true-self, knowing you have worth. If you are confident, people believe you, confidence is attractive, brings success, helps to connect well with others and you generally feel happier.
- Focus on your achievements: If you take out time to think you will realize that you have achieved a lot in life. It does not matter what these achievements are, what really matters is that they are really important for you. Think about these achievements and see what they are meant for you. Prepare a list and add all the things that you are proud of. The fact that you are focusing on positives will also help you to increase your level of self-confidence.
- Rewards and support: Give yourself rewards as you practice building your self-esteem. It doesn’t really matter what the reward is as long as it is something that you really value.
- Start making notes: Whatever you read and study, keep on writing it in short points, that you can refer to later on. Whether you are doing maths from NCERT, R.D Sharma, or Chemistry or Physics, keep on writing all the important things.
- Solve mock tests: Solving past year’s question papers and mock tests helps you strengthen your strong areas and improve your weaknesses. It also gives you ample practice and helps you acquaint yourself with different questions that can be asked in the real exam. While writing your mock test always make sure you take it seriously as the real test. Try to attempt that exam between 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (the actual board exam time) to get used to the timings and environment. Take no/very few breaks and avoid any distractions like phone, music, tv, etc. So, whichever exam you are preparing for practice mock tests or previous year question papers, for example- JEE mains, NEET, AIIMS question papers and you can do the same for CBSE, ICSE Board exams. Sign up to get a personalized study plan, video sessions, and practice papers.
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