The last few months before the NEET test, a student’s caliber and determines the true worth of the student. Now, to be a part of this elite group that gets a seat in the coveted medical colleges of the country, it is not merely enough to study and solve the problems in Physics, Chemistry, and Biology.
Vitally, it is necessary to retain everything you’ve studied for the medical entrance exam. Thus, it is quite important to build a strong strategic plan for the preparation before appearing in NEET 2017. To ease yourjob, a little bit one can consider the following methods for a well-planned strategy to prepare for NEET 2017.
- Analyze your syllabus
The very first thing you should keep in mind is to go through the curriculum required for NEET preparation. Try to cover all the topics in time and focus on all three subjects viz. Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. Also, make use of good competitive books which consist of higher order questions.
- Formulate a study schedule
Prepare a schedule or ask a mentor to make one for you. Schedule all your breaks, sleep cycle and study hours in this timetable and make sure you stick to it. Set short term goals and include them as part of your schedule. The goals you set can be on a daily or weekly basis depending on your comfort zone for optimal productivity. It is advised to formulate a study plan which allows you to cover the entire syllabus and to take practice tests within the proper time limit. Also, make it a rule to prepare notes and mark the relevant topics which carry more weightage in the exam. Make short term goals, divide your syllabus into parts and make it an aim to finish off a particular subject in a time slot allotted to it. Plan in advance for the upcoming week and the topics you need to cover in it.
- Make Learning Interesting to overcome your fears
The best strategy to overcome your fear in a particular topic is to prepare it first before preparing anything else. It might sound hard but this way you will feel more confident after the topic is done. Or the second method is to divide your day in such a way that half of the time you study something which you think is easier for you and the other half must be dedicated to rather tough topics. Also, you could use the method of visualization or the technique of imagery in the topic you find yourself stuck in as visuals are easier to remember than texts. To learn a new concept and to retain it for an extended period, follow the 4’R.
4.Take quizzes and mock tests
Allocate a particular time of the day to practice random problems and previous years question papers. This will help you brush up your concepts. Do not forget to attempt sample mock tests. Undertaking these tests will help you manage time and pressure during the actual examination. Also, it is one of the best ways to gauge your skills and scope of improvement. Therefore, you should set conditions as close as possible to the actual situation with no distractions. After taking a test, you can analyze your areas of strength and weakness separately and work upon them for further improvement.
- Craft exquisite study techniques for yourself
Every human is unique and so are their methods of learning different things. You can use the method of mnemonics and acronyms to memorize a topic which you have been struggling with for a long time. Search for different ways in which you can learn and retain a piece of information for a long time.
- Take ample rest and maintain good health
Ignored frequently but it is crucial to be in the pink of your health. Do not stress yourself out during preparations. Make sure you take enough breaks (scheduled and not random) and maintain a regular sleep cycle. Since your brain is doing most of the hard work here, you should give it sufficient time to recuperate. Eat nutritious and healthy food. Sometimes you will notice that revisiting difficult questions after a break becomes less strenuous. Adequate rest also helps you stay confident and motivated.
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