For every student, staying strong before exam day is important as same as being prudent in exam preparation. Whereas, some students get confused a day before the final exam and start to overthink about fetching good marks. Here are some beneficial tips to be confident and be sure about the performance next following day. These steps shall be followed as a routine to get great grades. Let’s go!
Making a list of important topics
The first step for a student is to make a list of all the main concepts and formulae. This is for their quick revision during a day before the examination. By listing all the concepts they think it as vital would actually help them to revise well and recall by just looking at them. The student needs to practice and revise the topics daily also at the last moment of their preparation.
Piling up doubts will certainly create trouble in the examination hall. The student needs to clear their queries as soon as possible.
Solving all the questions in more of a quality book like NCERT will greatly help the students to be strong in their concepts. It is important to solve questions and examples from NCERT books. Syllabus from NCERT books should not be missed at any cost. This provides important and latest solved examples.
Secondly, referring to books like RS Aggarwal will make the students understand in depth. For example, RS Aggarwal Class 8 Maths Chapter 10 Ex 10.1 Q&A is organized in such a way that the student will understand core concepts very well. Moreover, RS Aggarwal’s solutions provide the students comprehensive preparation for their final exams.
Previous Year Question papers
It is important to note that, the relevance of concepts can be achieved by preparing with the previous year’s question papers. For students, who get to know about the repetition of questions previously, before the exam day, they will have the required idea about the length of the answer it should be. Also, by solving question papers, students will get an idea about how many ways the questions have already appeared and what are the various ways to answer the particular question.
Moreover, solving more sample papers will help the students in building a strong grip on their subject.
There is a proven truth that writing helps a lot than only reading. This not only makes the student remember the concept for a long duration, but also it actually frames the answer (the art of writing answers). This helps the student to know about their speed of writing that makes them adjust according to the duration of the exam.
Furthermore, writing habits will help the student to attempt more questions from science and Maths subjects.
Having a schedule
Students should have their own study schedule to improve their relevance. The reason behind schedule is that it makes the student to be disciplined and to know a deeper understanding of their capacity. By the continuous practice of preparing and executing scheduling will drastically improve their preparation.
Proper time management and discipline will help the student to finish their exam paper on time. This greatly reduces last-minute stress and anxiousness. Therefore, students will have to prepare a schedule and give proper duration for every subject.
Preparing based on subject understanding
It is known that every student is different from one another. Every person needs different kinds of preparation. For example, Mathematics will be needed more preparation than Zoology. Hence, every student needs to know their positives and negatives. I.E. where he\she needs more time to cover. Hence, understanding the concept and practicing accordingly will make the student less anxious about their exam day.
When it comes to Maths, the student should involve themselves in plot Graphs, solve linear equations, Geometry concepts, and formulae.
For Science, diagrams, concepts, theories, formulae should be given much importance.
For Social Science, there are various streams include History, Geography, Civics, and Economics. Making sure the student should be in touch with major concepts to avoid time wastage.
English requires the student to solve as many paragraphs as possible. In this way, it makes the student fetch good marks without even memorizing any of the answers. It is important to improve grammar and writing skills for every student.
By following these tips and guidance given above will help the student to do exceptionally well in exams.
Now let us look at the syllabus of Class 8 Maths
- Properties of Rational Numbers
- Representation of Rational Numbers (Number Line)
- Rational numbers between Two Rational Numbers.
Linear Equations in One variable
- Solving Equations that have Linear Expressions on one side and Numbers on another side
- Solving equations having variables on both sides
- Reducing Equations to simple forms
- Reducing Equations to linear forms
- Polygons sum of Measures of Ex-Angles of Polygon
- Kinds of Quadrilaterals
- Constructing a Quadrilateral
- Some practicing cases
- Organizing Data
- Grouping data
- Circle Graph (pie chart)
- Chance and Probability
Squares and Square roots
- Properties of Square Numbers
- Finding Square for Numbers
- Square roots of Decimals
- Square root (estimation)
Cubes and Cube roots
- Cube Roots
- Recalling Percentages and Ratios
- Increase and Decreasing percentages
- Finding discounts
- Buying and Selling (Profit & Loss)
- Sales Tax\VAT
- Compound Interests
- The formula for Compound Interest
- Compounded Annually (Semi-Annually),
- Applications – Compound Interest formula.
Algebraic Expressions and Identities
- What are expressions
- Terms and Factors, Coefficients
- Monomials, Binomials, Polynomials
- Like & Unlike terms
- Addition and subtraction, Multiplication of Algebraic Expressions
- What is an identity
- Standard and Applying Identities
Visualizing Solid Shapes
- Views of 3D-Shapes
- Mapping space (Around us)
- Faces, Vertices, and Edges
- Recalling session
- Areas of Trapezium
- Area of General Quadrilateral
- Area of a Polygon
- The surface area of Cube
- Solid Shapes
- Cuboid and Cylinder
- Volume and Capacity
Class 8 is the serious stage of building a strong foundation, strong commanding over the basics. It is essential to pay more attention to every topic to realize interlinking between topics.
Moreover, Maths needs more attention. This needs more analytical thinking than other theoretical subjects. But, it is should not be categorized as a tough one. Good Luck!