How to Prepare for JEE, Learning V/S Practice-2021 ?
Shweta KatheriaNov 3, 2020 . Must read
A personal story between two friends
There were two friends Kishor and Ravi. They both decided to participate in a swimming competition. To prepare for the competition they both went for coaching. Kishor learned everything about swimming by heart but he never jumped into the pool as he was scared of drowning. Ravi on the other hand learned the techniques of swimming and practiced for one hour every day in the pool.
On the day of the competition, Kishor entered the pool for the first time. As expected he made mistakes and was not able to complete the lap within time. He lost the competition. Ravi had practiced well before the competition and had improved upon his mistakes. He performed better and was able to come first. This story of Kishor and Ravi shows what happens when you learn without practice and how practice helps in progressive learning which helps to give your best on the final day. JEE is a tough competition. Every year many students sit for it. Some pass and others realize their mistakes after the exam just like Kishor.
In this article, we will see how you can learn and practice effectively for this exam.
How to learn effectively?
Learning is not effective if you are an inactive learner. Now, what is an active learner?
Without going into its definition, let’s see how to be an active learner. The topics that we are going to have a glance on are listed below:
1. Develop a Curious Mind
It is important to have a curious mind and to question the concepts that you are learning. When you dive into learning with a curious approach, you are equipped to solve twisted questions that would be otherwise impossible to solve if you went around just mugging things up. So start questioning things that you read and look for answers around.
2. Set Everyday targets
Learning is a long term process. Hence, it is important to stay consistent and regular. It is better to study for 4-5 hours every day rather than studying for 15 hours for one day and feeling exhausted for the next 4 days.
3. Make short study sessions
Your concentration starts dropping after 50 minutes or so, and if you keep powering your way through, you’ll be studying with lesser concentration, which is akin to wasting time. Therefore, taking a 5-10 minute break every 50-odd minutes is good to restore your focus. (Note that this period may vary for individuals. So, test what works for you. During the break, do anything but study: walk around, eat something, get some quick exercise, gaze outside, and so on.
And lastly, Do progressive learning – BY PRACTICING EVERYDAY!
4. STOP DELAYING START DOING: THE POWER OF
The practice is to put the learning into action. It is the best way for progressive learning. After you learn a new concept, try to apply it to solve problems. This will train your mind to remember the concept for a longer time and improve your learning.
Other Benefits of practicing more:
1. It Boosts Confidence
2. It Improves Focus
3. To identify Strong and Weak areas of preparation.
4. To get the feel of the exam at least 100 times before the
5. To analyze your performance and correct your mistakes
6. Time management and Effective Revision
5. How to Practice for JEE?
Solve Chapter wise Questions:
Once you are done learning all the concepts of a chapter, the next thing to do is to practice quality questions based on that chapter.
Rancho’s 200 Question Formula
gives you 200 quality questions on every chapter to complete them comprehensively and boost your confidence.
Solve Previous Year Questions (chapter wise)
If you can get your hands on previous year questions then it is no less than hitting the bull’s eye. It will help you to get into the minds of the paper setters and recognize focus areas that are asked frequently in the exam.
Solving Mock Tests (Full Length)
The importance of giving a mock test in a proper exam-like environment is that it helps you to understand your preparation level. However, An aspirant should understand that performance in a mock test is not his/her final result. Mock tests are meant to identify your weak areas and mistakes, develop techniques of problem-solving, and improve your speed. Start your free JEE mock tests here
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra has said
“The man who is prepared
has his battle half fought.”
In the end, you should know that results are not in your hands but efforts are. If you are prepared well, nobody can stop you from giving your best.