One common practice that we all have followed all our lives is trying to get too much in too little time just right before our exams. This article mentions the top 10 mistakes that F.Sc students make and their solutions.
Just before our exams, we only have one question for ourselves “how do I score good grades in my F.Sc examination?” While you might think that F.Sc is the toughest of all times, let me remind you back in matric you probably thought that SSC examinations are tough and now you probably think that we’re just a piece of cake!
That is just how we think. It’s all in the mind. If you try and relax while avoiding the following mistakes, trust me you are good to go.
Now without wasting any more time, let’s just jump right onto the mistakes and their solutions.
The Common F.Sc Examination Mistakes
First, let’s have a look at what mistakes an F.Sc student might make before the examination.
1. Concepts And Not Rote Learning
What Big Mistake Students make?
One misconception that is long connected with board examinations is “Ratta lagao, houjayega”. But let me stop you right here. If you want to ace your F.Sc exams, I suggest you study by clearing your concepts and having accurate knowledge about what you have been taught the whole year rather than just rote learning the course.
Rote Learning is not a Solution
Now that you are in your F.Sc, you will be appearing for your university aptitude exams soon after your F.Sc examinations. Hence, it is important that you clear your concepts clearly and sensibly. The more you rote learn, the faster that knowledge vanishes from your mind. Since you have little to no time after your F.Sc exams to actually clear your concepts for aptitudes, it is better that you prepare beforehand.
2. F.Sc Is Not A Piece Of Cake
Big Mistake of Students Taking F.Sc Easy:
“Array matric mai 80% aagayi thi, F.Sc mai bhi aa he jayegi”
As you keep moving forward in your educational journey, the study tends to get a little more complicated (not impossible complicated, but a little difficult complicated). So if you think “oh I aced matric by 80% studying hours, I can ace F.Sc too)”, so no, thinking F.Sc is as easy as matric, you might reconsider your thinking.
F.Sc is your first path towards your future and success:
F.Sc and matric are two different levels of education with different natures of the exam. The course outline, the books, the responsibility of a matric student is much less than that of an F.Sc student. If a book in matric had 200 pages, the same subject book in F.Sc would contain around 500 pages. So good luck if you think you can start studying a month before your F.Sc and cover your whole syllabus!
F.Sc is your first path towards your future and success. The better you perform in F.Sc, the more are the chances of you getting into a better university.
Why Revision is important?
Revision is important be it your matric exams or your F.Sc exams. Not revising before your exams is like wasting at least 30% of what you have learned. Although students think that “the idea of revising will not help them gain any 11th knowledge”, but in reality, if you relax and revise, there are chances of you getting better at storing that knowledge. How? Well, if while revising you make a mistake, there are high chances that you will remember it when you see it in your paper. So, revise revise revise!
Revise whatever you have learned today!
There is a certain brain capacity that can store or memorize the given information. At times, it can not store all the information at once or information that it thinks is of secondary importance. That is why schools force students to “revise whatever you have learned today, today!” The reason is, our brain remembers certain information, and later it can fade away. However, a good thorough revision can help bring back the information and it can stay in your mind for the next day of your exam.
- Start revising early
- Make a revision timetable
- Don’t occupy half of your time making your notes look beautiful
- Study in a clean tidy place
- Keep your phone and other distractions away
4. Attempt Past Papers
Past papers are God’s blessing. They can help a student gain insight into what you can expect from your F.Sc examination. Many students do not attempt past papers before their final examinations and hence, they struggle on the examination day.
Get Past Papers Easily:
There are a number of local shop vendors and coaching centers that sell past papers. Just when you are confident in yourself that you have done your level best preparation, hop on and solve the past papers to know where you stand.
5. Attempt Papers Cleverly
Major Mistake of solving past papers:
“Oh, I have appeared in my matric exams, F.Sc bhi ho jayega”. No, you can not do F.Sc if you have zero knowledge about how to attempt the paper. You should know the art of attempting a paper so that the person who checks your paper is interested in knowing what’s next.
The Correct way to solve past papers:
To ace the F.Sc paper, you should know how it is done. That’s the first step. And no, past papers are not the solution here. Past papers should be solved when you are 110% confident in your preparation. There are a ton of practice papers available online that can help you know the nature of your F.Sc final examination. Moreover, there are different techniques and methods on youtube for solving an F.Sc examination efficiently.
To learn more, click here.
6. Smart Work > Hard Work
Work smarter, not harder!
Thinking of F.Sc, the first thing that comes to the student’s mind is “ab tou bohat hard work karna parega”. Well no, for your F.Sc you need to work smarter. You can certainly write 1000 notes but what is the use if those 1000 notes can get you nothing? So work smarter, not harder.
Learn the trick:
Even if you put in 2 hours and not 20 hours and are able to get even 50% of the know-how, you are good to go. Study smarter, not harder. It’s the concentration and effort you put in, not the hours. To learn the trick; concentrate, study and focus on one topic at a time and clear all the concepts.
7. Make A Time Table
Mistake of Scheduling:
One mistake that I made was mixing up the whole course. I would study 4 courses in a single day and it would only confuse me. The thought of making a schedule is considered childish, but it sure is effective.
Formula to cover the Whole Syllabus:
Start your preparation months before your F.Sc exams. For example, if you want to cover your course till December, your aim should be starting in June. Let’s have a look at the formula that can help you to start and get on board.
Number of books/number of days
8. Repeating Is Not An Option
Misconception of Repeating Again:
“Chalo fail hogaya tou repeat karlunga”. Well, I kid you not a lot of students do have this mindset. This is the beginning of failure, your mind keeps telling you to stop working hard because eventually “repeat karlena”.
Just when the thought of repeating enters your mind, there are high chances of you becoming demotivated and treating F.Sc examination easily. This way you don’t even try to make an effort to study because deep down you know you have the option of repeating the course. So it is better to keep this thought as far as possible and focus on achieving the maximum marks.
9. Tests Are IMPORTANT
A lot of students, even I, used to be scared of tests. The reason being that “tests are too important, I do not want to lose marks”.
Just tell yourself that missing a test is not an option. Tests are the best way to prepare yourselves for your F.Sc examination. You get a hold of what you can expect in the final F.Sc exams and can also know your weaknesses and where you stand. Also, students learn from their mistakes. Any mistake you make in the test will contribute towards better learning and will stay in your memory.
One very common question that students ask is “how do I memorize this?”. In the search for an answer, they waste a lot of their time and before they know it they have their F.Sc exams.
Few tips to help you memorize information:
Here are a few tips to help you memorize information:
- Always clear the concepts first. The better your concepts are, the better will you be able to memorize them.
- Create mnemonics
- Write and learn
- Use flashcards