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Exam Preparation Tips: 15 best ideas and techniques for getting high grades/score in an examination

RAJEEV RANJAN

Believe in yourself. You have inborn ability and capacity to learn.  Nobody is superior and nobody is inferior in this world. We are unique individuals. There is only a thin layer difference between success and failure. Successful people accepts challenges and work very hard to achieve them; failure people blames his failure on different other aspects. We are complete human beings.

Believe in yourself. You can perform well in the examination. Yes, I am not less than other. It may be possible that other’s has more facilities than ‘I’ but textbook is same, syllabus is same, curriculum is same, teacher is same and question paper is same for one and all therefore I have same opportunity than others to crack the illusion of an examination.

Believe in your gained knowledge of subjects during academic year. I will appear in the examination. I will write in the examination so I will prepare my complete prescribed syllabus during an academic session. A wise student studies well and studies continuously for covering prescribed syllabus. It does not matter that some had studies 5 hours in a week and 30 hours in a month but if a student studies 1-2 hours regularly, s/he will make a big difference in the examination.

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Take care of your health during examination. A wise student not only works very hard for an examination but takes care of his health before and during the examination. It is crucial time for proper study and rational revision. Falling ill for one day can have negative impact on our mind. So  wise students:

@ Drink Enough Water

@ Do Breakfast Regularly and on time

@ Take Healthy Diets

Practice according to your own capacity. We are unique in all most all aspects. If we rely on our own way of learning styles and practice adequately according to our need, we will surely be a good performer. It is always attractive to know other’s way of learning but I cannot copy and instill other’s personality traits into my own personality. It is always better to practice according to need and nature of an examination. Wise student ensure learning so that at the time of examination he can recall and write on the answer sheet. Proper practice and practice several times using different tools and techniques are best solution of many problems.

**Revise learnt topics as many times as you can** rather than worrying about what you do not know

Keep yourself engaged for a short while with your social or other recreational activities. Mind retains information for a long time only when we collect it in a peaceful mind. Learning is a complex phenomenon. Peaceful mind receives more information than information collected in a complex situation. Wise student takes a short time break during revising lessons or learning different topics. (***** Warning it must be for a short period***** otherwise ***)

Follow healthy habits and learn from each and every experience in life. Positive habit formation helps an individual to become an integrated personality. Good performers always form right habit for learning new things, at the beginning of a new academic session. We learn from our different experiences. We analyze different hurdles, complexities and difficulties during our learning. We modify our learning styles to rectify these difficulties for a better performance.

Fix a comfortable place for study i.e. chair, table or other things. We train our mind to study well and retain information for a long time. When we fix a place for doing study, it helps us in studying well. It avoids distraction and increases concentration of student. We know that “more concentration, more understanding”. Our place of study should have proper light and availability fresh air for peace of mind.

Proper light and fresh air ***

Prepare a time table suitable to your ability, capacity, persistent and consistent nature. Generally it is observed that student makes a compact time table which may be continue for a few days but it fails in long term learning. No need to follow other’s instructions, suggestions and styles while preparing our time table. We need to prepare a concrete and rational time table for study different subjects. We need to evaluate our own capacity i.e.

How much time I will be able to sit?

How much time I have for self study?

How much time I can give for revision while performing other life essential tasks?

How much time I need for prepare myself for next tasks?

Develop a habit for reading consistently for whole year; no matter even if only one hour in a day. I never find a miraculous person in my life who has achieved great result in an academic field by working hard at 11th hours of examination. Working very hard before an examination is completely destroying one’s self because magic happens with once and at once in millions of people, otherwise a person who studies consistently for whole academic year; s/he only creates wonder in life. A wise student studies rationally and practice well before an examination for a better result. What do you think?

Have all your materials ready before you begin study-pencils, pens, papers, books, notebooks, notes or other study related materials. A better concentrated mind works well during a tense situation.  We should keep all necessary study materials near our study table so that whenever we need it, we can access it on right time. It saves our time as well as makes us efficient learner. It does not make any extra pressure.

Do not depend on others; work at your own pace. A good learner does not depend on others notes and resource materials. A good learner does not think about other’s way of working. Learning is completely a personal phenomenon. He develops own rational ways, techniques and tools for concrete learning. Wise learner does not expect magical support from other in the examination hall.

Do not waste your time with friends for collecting new notes on untouched topics day before examination. Wise student takes wise decision for better performance in the examination. Suppose if a student has prepared 94 percent of syllabus before one day of examination so he will adopt practical approach. I think it is better to ensure complete learning of covered syllabus, proper revision and proper practice so that there is no place of a little confusion. It may not be wise to ask notes from friend and preparing it just before examination. It is completely wasting of time. We want to reach everywhere but time does not allow us therefore revision is best medicine rather wandering here and there.

Do not learn any new material the night before the examination. Whatever happened, it happened for good thing. Whatever you studied, you studied for good result. Now, it is time to fix your learning. It is time to ensure that you have learnt very well. Develop a sense of satisfaction, a sense of confidence and strong will power to rethink, reconsider and recapitulate for better performance in the examination. If we write quality answer only then examiner will evaluate our answer properly. It is not wise to waste most precious time on exploring new material before examination.

Restore, Refresh, Relax, Rejoice, & Rejuvenate Yourself before an Examination. Can we talk with our friend? Can we talk with our family members? Can we hear our favorite music? Can we draw a picture? Can we dance to release our stress? Wise students act on various ways and means for developing concentration level before an examination. It will be purely our own choice.

RAJEEV RANJAN

INDIAN EDUCATIONIST

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Weak Student: Teacher can make a big difference- real story of a naughty boy

Happy birthday ‘Beta’!  Thank you so much sir. A flash of confidence can be felt in his eyes. His body language was perfect. I met Arnav in principal office. He visited principal office to take blessing on his birthday. Usually I met him frequently in his classroom for short time. I asked him that would he perform better in this upcoming examination. He confidently accepted this question as challenged. Arnav replied me with a sweet smile.

I know Arnav for last 18 months. Arnav is 11 years old smart boy. Arnav studies in 4th class. My first meeting with Arnav was not so good. He was in 3rd class.    Teacher complained about his academic weak performance. He had habit of negligence, showing low confidence in the class and not completing class work and homework on time. He used to hide his notebooks so that he could not complete is home assignment. I came to know that he behaves smartly in all his work except in performing well in study. We thought to channelize his potentiality into positive direction. I inquired about him through my best available sources.

We started regular monitoring of his overall academic and non academic behaviour. Teacher used to encourage him for bringing notebooks and books according to class time table. He started completing his exercises slowly but not always. One day, his classmate informed me that Arnav was driving bike very fast. It was shocking news for me. I met her mother and father separately. Mother had shown inability to control his bad behaviour. She told to me, “Arnav does not listen her/He does not follow her instruction etc.” I was shocked after listen all these things from his mother.  An 11 years old boy drives bike rashly. I was much worried about his safety. Now I enquired about Arnav’s family background. His father is a principal in Government Middle School. He is only child of his mother along with 5 steps brother and sister. His father never ever reminded his faults. He is a rigid boy.

We faced a big challenge; however I keep talking frequently with Arnav. Gradually a little improvement in Arnav behaviour has been felt by everyone i.e. class teacher, subject teacher, parent and principal. It gives a sense of achievement when we watch Arnav reciting a poem, and leading morning assembly. This is a positive sign of change. The change made by the educators.  We know Arnav when he felt pressure to complete class work on time. One day, he started crying for feeling heavy chest pain, but medical report was completely normal. I am always ready to talk with him. I try to open him. He is changing. It is a great change. He tries his best to do better in all academic works. Several times, I lost the hope to bring a noticeable change in him, but I keep trying. Concerned subject teachers have been supporting us for this great work. God creates unique individual with unique capability. Educator nurtures unique capability of learner. Our whole effort is to awaken individual’s learning sense.  I believe; HE CAN but I do believe myself, “ICAN”—-

Arnav is changing. It is great sense of satisfaction for all of us. It happened with the great effort of teachers.  We were hopeful even various hopeless moment in helping Arnav. Educator’s consistent effort can make magical changes in students’ life.

Rajeev Ranjan

Indian Educationist

 

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Student Misbehavior: Teachers Can Make a Difference

We always expect medicinal and magical effect to solve behavioral and attitudinal problems of students. Students are human being. Human beings possess millions of observable and non-observable traits. Generally, educator becomes judgmental rather than an alert and minute observer. Every single act of student will not come under misbehaviour. A wise educator perceives different human traits on different layers and find out the logical solutions of students’ misbehaviour. We need not worry to create Utopian Society. We deal with smart kids (technological smart if not academicals smart). We always need to handle these smart kids with care, love and affection. Never ever leave a space for a student to form a negative outlook for you. Always keep open interaction with students to form a positive attitude towards learning, academic, peers and school. We should always try to repeat and remind the essence of good behaviour. The desired changes in the students’ behaviour will be observed ——-time—-time —–time ———will be there —-keep patience –remind—-repeat——–keep doing proper effort—— —               

Rajeev Ranjan

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Creative Thinking: 10 Best Characteristic Features of a Creative Person

10 Best Characteristic Features of a Creative Person

Creative person possess a wide and large vision. His own attitude is his greatest wealth. He lives his own ideology. Creative person never worries for name and fame. Name and fame walk on their own feet and salute the noble creation of creative person.

  1. Creative thinker imagines, generate, develop and critically evaluate ideas.
  2. Creative thinker explores ideas, spaces and materials and technology.
  3. Creative thinker keeps himself open for other’s advice, ideas and opinion.
  4. Creative thinker generates and evaluates knowledge, ideas and possibilities.
  5. Creative thinker explores existing knowledge and information and designs appropriate strategies.
  6. Creative thinker develops innovative solutions for complex and difficult challenges.
  7. Creative thinker views a problem from multiple perspectives generate many ideas and possible solutions, improvise, play, literate, and use metaphor to gain new insight. (Fred Leichter)
  8. Creative thinker executes his ideas and experiences into his tasks.
  9. Creative thinker possesses high intrinsic motivation and persistence.
  10. Creative thinker believes that yes, “I can do it”.

Do you believe so?

Rajeev Ranjan

Indian Educationist

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Sex Education: Challenge for 21st Century Globalized World-Its Importance and Benefits

Sex Education 

We think ! so we want to know each and everything in our life. We wish to explore our knowledge in different directions. We face different difficulties at different stages in our life. If there is a difficult situation; certainly there is a solution. Living in a globalized world, thinking in a globalized way and changing life styles put different challenges before us. Our life essence is actively involved, engaged and incorporated in a new world (World Wide Web). Life style has been changing. There is no full stop. We do understand it but sometime and somewhere we stuck in a dilemma. We could not make a final way to get solution. We stuck with personal values, religious values, social as well as national cultural ethics.

Sex education is a crucial issue before us. We have initiated to impart sex education right from childhood but we have a long way to go for preparing, planning and execution at right time and at right age. Sex education is demand of time without making a difference among several cultural and national issues. I firmly believe that a child remains a child in all four corner of the world. Their instinct and passion to learn new things, investigate new things and explore new things are almost same. It does not matter that a child belongs to Washington, Paris, London as well as remote part of developing nations. Their parent may be well educated and may be illiterate but they are using more or less same technology. Integration of technology in our life fills the gap among different culture, caste and creeds.

When it comes to provide “sex education”, we have different views, concepts and perspectives. The word “sex” becomes a big headache for parent and society. No doubt at all, almost all of us may have faced same dilemma but we have to accept this challenge to educate our kids, to aware our kids and sensitize our kids about the value of word “sex” in a wider perspective. It is essence of life. We can cover, conceal and hide about “sex”  but cannot ignore and avoid it in our life; therefore global citizen needs to develop global perspective and global acceptance for providing “sex education” for the welfare of 21st century young generation.   

 

The word “sex” has magnetic effect.  It attracts every single living being. We can sensitize about the effect of a magnet. We can sensitize about nature of a magnet but we cannot stop the magnetic effect when iron comes near to a magnet. The word “sex” itself is very attractive and attention seeker from the time of our origin. To educate globalized children about “sex’ is the sole solution of various problems. Education leads all of us from dark side of life to bright side of life.

Mrs. Sharma was talking to her 9 years old son Mr. Ashu about school tour. Ashu was talking very excitedly and describing each and every moments in details.  He was confused. He was baffled after watching a movie just before 20 minutes. Leading lady character of movie gave a birth to a new baby. Ashu was only one child of his parent and requested his mother to give him a sister. Ashu was confused and wanted to ask his mother about how a baby comes on the earth. Mrs. Sharma faced doubled dilemma to give a rational answer. Simply she said, “God sends the baby on the earth”. She was not satisfied with answer but thought that he will forget it. Ashu was a brilliant child. He searched on Google about born of a new baby. He watched so many videos and shared it with his mother and father. Parent has no answer to give but to avoid eyes contact with his son.

We handle 21st century Android apps enabled generation. Kids love to spend more time on Electronic gadgets. They know intentionally and unintentionally so many existing facts. Parent tries to hide it but child tries to explore it. We are unique individuals. We have instinct of learning. Can we stop our child to investigate and explore the world of knowledge? Nowadays, 21st century apps enabled generation inquires first on internet than consult a parent.

Ms. Sobhna studies in class 7th. She was studying about Mammals. There was a context of breast feeding.  She typed breast feeding and the moment she entered the key words, so many links were before her eyes. She was sitting beside her classmate Rohan. She was completely shocked and could not make eye contact with her classmate. It was very disgusting and embarrassing situation for her.

Living in an era of globalization, we need to understand the changing trend across the world. Technology has become fundamental need for human society. In fact, technology is the best companion of today’s world. Earlier parent was the main source of knowledge  but integration of sophisticated technology in our life changes our life styles. Basic life concepts do not change at same speed as we get most updated version of apps in a short span. Parent, elder members of family, teacher, principal, and counselor still struggle to talk rationally and reply relevant answer, if a child from age 5 to 13-15 asks “sex” related questions. It may be related to child’s physical changes or it may be related to sex i.e. intercourse, sex, breast, bra, puberty, condom, period etc. Parent and teacher feel awkward, embarrassed, surprised, shocked and hatred. Parent and teacher do not give rational and relevant answer. We do not know; to whom we are trying to hide/ to whom we are trying to deviate from center. Technology opens the dark doors of life. Parent may be poor, illiterate, intellectual and educated but their child has access of high internet speed enabled smart phone. Several questions hunt in our mind. Do you think so?

What do we want to hide? Do we ignore the fact that child explores his doubt faster than us? Do we keep ourselves in an illusionary world? It may be possible that if you hide sex related facts from child, they may visit wrong sites on World Wide Web (WWW). Do we not wish that our child should safe and secure? Do we not wish proper health and hygiene for our child? What is wrong if we satisfy the quest of our child in a proper manner? Can we stop the hurricane?

Sexual world is like hurricane, typhoon and twister for a child. It is burring Volcano within  a child. Children are looking forward towards us to get rational and relevant answers and we assume that deviating from the topic will create forgetfulness. Volcano can be explode and may create a negative impact on physical and mental strain on child’s mind.

Children are very inquiring, inquisitive and curious to explore all the facts which their parent tries to hide. Wise parent develop a sense of trust to avoid major mental strain on child’s mind. We had have faced mental trauma, when we had faced pain and pangs of physical changes. We were unable to share with someone. We were innocent to feel the reason behind our pains. We used to share with our friend with loads of hesitation and we had not got rational and relevant answer. Sex and sexual life were a big charm for us; although we had not known so much. Our Friends were only source to share right/wrong information/issues related to sex and sexual life; either personal or others. 1990s decade child used to explore sex and sexual life related issues from a low cost magazine (cheap literature) and a special corner of newspaper which used to deal especially with sexual problems once in a week. We used to read it very carefully so that elder members in the family could not find us. We are 1980-90s born parents. We have our own kids. We belong to a generation who were not aware about a condom. We used to buy a condom (20 paisa each) from a Gupta General Store for using it as a balloon. We used to puff it or fill the water in the Ganaga River and playing like a ball. We enjoyed the essence of childhood. No one reminded us that what we were using; was basically a condom not a balloon. We should reflect on our own confused state of mind. We should develop our ways and means to impart sex education at personal level, because family is the best place for learning.   21st century kid watches sensuous advertisement of a condom, contraceptive pills, pregnancy test kits and effect of Viagra on different television programs. They watch different programmes and read different articles about sex. When they watch it on television or on internet, they want to ask a number of questions but could not get right person to question. Can we work like catalyst for our kids to impart “sex” education appropriate to their age? Nowadays child loves to see real fact and has less trust on fiction shared by parents and teacher. Could be avoid this situation for preparing  not a conflict personality but an integrated personality?

 

A child is child whether he was born in 90s or he was born in 2010 but life styles have been changing very fast since the evolvement of smart phone, 4G/5G internet Data Speed and other different sophisticated appliances.  Parent wants to hide What apps chat with smart lock but a smart kid knows how to unlock it. A class 3rd student watched a blue film accidentally in his parent mobile. He watched it several times and accidentally but unintentionally shared that blue film with 3-4 students of his classmates.  How can we handle this situation? Parent was feeling ashamed but for a child the game was over. That video could have probably created an interest to explore the world of sex very often. 1990s kids had less scope but 2020s kids have fathomless scope in his hand to explore the word “sex”. Life styles changes every moment. Our basic instincts and problems are same as 20-30 years back. A child’s mind grows in proportionate to his age.

How can be minimizing the stress, pain and pangs of a child?

  1. Do we think that sex education at right time will help to solve the individual’s problem?
  2. Do we think that rational and relevant sex education will help to solve the individual’s problems?
  3. Do we think that proper awareness about individual’s physical and mental status will solve our problems?
  4.  How can we help 21st century kids to become integrated personality rather than a conflict personality?
  5.  How can we aware people from different caste, creed and country to think for the welfare of 21st century globalized kids?
  6. How can we prepare parent to share right information related to sex and sexual life with his kids without hesitation?
  7. What can be the means and ways to provide proper sex education for 21st century globalized kids?
  8. Do we think that a child’s holistic development depends on proper knowledge about self?

When we talk about imparting sex education; we need to consider in a wide perspectives; we need to think; we need to think that how we are going to cater the need of 21st kids. A thousand of barriers may exist in reference to imparting sex education in globalized village. Imparting and inculcating proper sex education are demand of time. Sex education in school will help to develop integrated individual rather a conflict individual. We need to rethink and reshape our own way of thinking for the bright future of 21st generation.

I firmly believe in great educationist ‘Chan’ philosophy of learning. He quoted, “People can only know through learning and are not born with knowledge” and people should “have an insatiable desire to learn”. Desire for learning is a crucial factor. Interest to learn something is most important. Since learning is a complex phenomenon, I firmly believe that “any learning is good” if it caters the need of individual, family, society, state and nation positively. 

Rajeev Ranjan

Indian Educationist

 

 

 

 

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Lesson Plan : Importance and Benefits of an Effective Lesson Planning

Learning is a complex phenomenon. Educators’ subject knowledge and their skills of handling different kinds of learners at different pace, in different society, state and nation make them a facilitator, a guide and torch bearer of educational world. Educators’ well thought planning and execution of planning maximize learning in the classroom. 

 A well developed lesson plan is a road map of a wise educator. Educator’s expertise is reflected in his/her lesson plan. It is architecture of teacher’s expertise.

 A wise teacher prepares well his/her teaching topics. S/he evaluates his learners’ need well in advance. A wise educator always weighs each aspect of teaching learning process clearly before entering in the classroom/meeting students in the classroom. A wise educator asks him/herself following questions?

Lesson planning depends on the teacher interest and expertise. It is observed that on same lesson plan format, same subject teacher adopts different teaching techniques to teach a particular topic. Individual teacher of same subject may design different activity, adopt different teaching styles and use different teaching aids. Planning a lesson is solely depending on an individual.

Educator needs to create learning interest during teaching. Expert teacher not only create learners’ interest but sustain learners’ learning interest throughout the lesson.  A well thought and well planned lesson maximize learning in the class. Teacher adopts policy of flexibility during the teaching. Sometimes a good teacher modifies his lesson plan on the actual observation of students’ interest and understanding during teaching. Ideas of teaching can be included during teaching process; however learners’ interest is always on high priority for a wise educator.

When we closely monitor different teacher, different subject teacher, different school, state and nation’s lesson plan, we find same values, however writing style of lesson plan may differ from one culture to another culture and from one school to another school or from one group of schools to another group of schools. Effective learning is the soul nature of writing integrated lesson plan. Students’ learning is educator’s sole purpose. Students exist at the centre in pedagogical perspectives. Proper planning, relevant activities, relevant presentations, relevant questions, relevant illustrations, integration of life skills and integration of technology help wise educator to impart quality education and effective learning in the classroom. 

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Lesson Plan: Effective Lesson Planning-Effective Teaching

A well developed lesson plan is a road map of a wise educator. Educator’s expertise is reflected in his/her lesson plan. It is architecture of teacher’s expertise.

Below find the story —

A Coward

Guy de Maupassant

Society called him Handsome Signoles. His name was Viscount Gontran-Joseph de Signoles.

An orphan, and possessed of an adequate income, he cut a dash, as the saying is. He had a good figure and a good carriage, a sufficient flow of words to pass for wit, a certain natural grace, an air of nobility and pride, a gallant moustache and an eloquent eye, attributes which women like.

He was in demand in drawing-rooms, sought after for valses, and in men he inspired that smiling hostility which is reserved for vital and attractive rivals. He had been suspected of several love-affairs of a sort calculated to create a good opinion of a youngster. He lived a happy, care-free life, in the most complete well-being of body and mind. He was known to be a fine swordsman and a still finer shot with the pistol.

“When I come to fight a duel,” he would say, “I shall choose pistols. With that weapon, I’m sure of killing my man.”

One evening, he went to the theatre with two ladies, quite young, friends of his, whose husbands were also of the party, and after the performance he invited them to take ices at Tortoni’s.

They had been sitting there for a few minutes when he noticed a gentleman at a neighbouring table staring obstinately at one of the ladies of the party. She seemed embarrassed and ill at ease, and bent her head. At last she said to her husband:

“There’s a man staring at me. I don’t know him; do you?”

The husband, who had seen nothing, raised his eyes, but declared:

“No, not in the least.”

Half smiling, half in anger, she replied:

“It’s very annoying; the creature’s spoiling my ice.”

Her husband shrugged his shoulders.

“Deuce take him, don’t appear to notice it. If we had to deal with all the discourteous people one meets, we’d never have done with them.”

But the Viscount had risen abruptly. He could not permit this stranger to spoil an ice of his giving. It was to him that the insult was addressed, since it was at his invitation and on his account that his friends had come to the cafe. The affair was no business of anyone but himself.

He went up to the man and said:

“You have a way of looking at those ladies, sir, which I cannot stomach. Please be so good as to set a limit to your persistence.”

“You hold your tongue,” replied the other.

“Take care, sir,” retorted the Viscount, clenching his teeth;” you’ll force me to overstep the bounds of common politeness.”

The gentleman replied with a single word, a vile word which rang across the cafe from one end to the other, and, like the release of a spring, jerked every person present into an abrupt movement. All those with their backs towards him turned round, all the rest raised their heads; three waiters spun round on their heels like tops; the two ladies behind the counter started, then the whole upper half of their bodies twisted round, as though they were a couple of automata worked by the same handle.

There was a profound silence. Then suddenly a sharp noise resounded in the air. The Viscount had boxed his adversary’s ears. Every one rose to intervene. Cards were exchanged.

Back in his home, the Viscount walked for several minutes up and down his room with long quick strides. He was too excited to think. A solitary idea dominated his mind: “a duel”; but as yet the idea stirred in him no emotion of any kind. He had done what he was compelled to do; he had shown himself to be what he ought to be. People would talk of it, would approve of him, congratulate him. He repeated aloud, speaking as a man speaks in severe mental distress:

“What a hound the fellow is!”

Then he sat down and began to reflect. In the morning he must find seconds. Whom should he choose? He searched his mind for the most important and celebrated names of his acquaintance. At last he decided on the Marquis de la Tour-Noire and Colonel Bourdin, an aristocrat and a soldier; they would do excellently. Their names would look well in the papers. He realised that he was thirsty, and drank three glasses of water one after the other; then he began to walk up and down again. He felt full of energy. If he played the gallant, showed himself determined, insisted on the most strict and dangerous arrangements, demanded a serious duel, a thoroughly serious duel, a positively terrible duel, his adversary would probably retire an apologist.

He took up once more the card which he had taken from his pocket and thrown down upon the table, and read it again as he had read it before, in the cafe, at a glance, and in the cab, by the light of each gas-lamp, on his way home.

“Georges Lamil, 51 rue Moncey.” Nothing more.

He examined the grouped letters; they seemed to him mysterious, full of confused meaning. Georges Lamil? Who was this man? What did he do? Why had he looked at the woman in that way? Was it not revolting that a stranger, an unknown man, could thus disturb a man’s life, without warning, just because he chose to fix his insolent eyes upon a woman? Again the Viscount repeated aloud:

“What a hound!”

Then he remained standing stock-still, lost in thought, his eyes still fixed upon the card. A fury against this scrap of paper awoke in him, a fury of hatred in which was mingled a queer sensation of uneasiness. This sort of thing was so stupid! He took up an open knife which lay close at hand and thrust it through the middle of the printed name, as though he had stabbed a man.

So he must fight. Should he choose swords or pistols?–for he regarded himself as the insulted party. With swords there would be less risk, but with pistols there was a chance that his adversary might withdraw. It is very rare that a duel with swords is fatal, for mutual prudence is apt to restrain combatants from engaging at sufficiently close quarters for a point to penetrate deeply. With pistols he ran a grave risk of death; but he might also extricate himself from the affair with all the honours of the situation and without actually coming to a meeting.

“I must be firm,” he said. “He will take fright.”

The sound of his voice set him trembling, and he looked round. He felt very nervous. He drank another glass of water, then began to undress for bed.

As soon as he was in bed, he blew out the light and closed his eyes.

“I’ve the whole of to-morrow,” he thought, “in which to set my affairs in order. I’d better sleep now, so that I shall be quite calm.”

He was very warm in the blankets, but he could not manage to compose himself to sleep. He turned this way and that, lay for five minutes upon his back, turned on to his left side, then rolled over on to his right.

He was still thirsty. He got up to get a drink. A feeling of uneasiness crept over him:

“Is it possible that I’m afraid?”

Why did his heart beat madly at each familiar sound in his room? When the clock was about to strike, the faint squeak of the rising spring made him start; so shaken he was that for several seconds afterwards he had to open his mouth to get his breath.

He began to reason with himself on the possibility of his being afraid.

“Shall I be afraid?”

No, of course he would not be afraid, since he was resolved to see the matter through, and had duly made up his mind to fight and not to tremble. But he felt so profoundly distressed that he wondered:

“Can a man be afraid in spite of himself?”

He was attacked by this doubt, this uneasiness, this terror; suppose a force more powerful than himself, masterful, irresistible, overcame him, what would happen? Yes, what might not happen? Assuredly he would go to the place of the meeting, since he was quite ready to go. But supposing he trembled? Supposing he fainted? He thought of the scene, of his reputation, his good name.

There came upon him a strange need to get up and look at himself in the mirror. He relit his candle. When he saw his face reflected in the polished glass, he scarcely recognised it, it seemed to him as though he had never yet seen himself. His eyes looked to him enormous; and he was pale; yes, without doubt he was pale, very pale.

He remained standing in front of the mirror. He put out his tongue, as though to ascertain the state of his health, and abruptly the thought struck him like a bullet:

“The day after to-morrow, at this very hour, I may be dead.”

His heart began again its furious beating.

“The day after to-morrow, at this very hour, I may be dead. This person facing me, this me I see in the mirror, will be no more. Why, here I am, I look at myself, I feel myself alive, and in twenty-four hours I shall be lying in that bed, dead, my eyes closed, cold, inanimate, vanished.”

He turned back towards the bed, and distinctly saw himself lying on his back in the very sheets he had just left. He had the hollow face of a corpse, his hands had the slackness of hands that will never make another movement.

At that he was afraid of his bed, and, to get rid of the sight of it, went into the smoking-room. Mechanically he picked up a cigar, lit it, and began to walk up and down again. He was cold; he went to the bell to wake his valet; but he stopped, even as he raised his hand to the rope.

“He will see that I am afraid.”

He did not ring; he lit the fire. His hands shook a little, with a nervous tremor, whenever they touched anything. His brain whirled, his troubled thoughts became elusive, transitory, and gloomy; his mind suffered all the effects of intoxication, as though he were actually drunk.

Over and over again he thought:

“What shall I do? What is to become of me?”

His whole body trembled, seized with a jerky shuddering; he got up and, going to the window, drew back the curtains.

Dawn was at hand, a summer dawn. The rosy sky touched the town, its roofs and walls, with its own hue. A broad descending ray, like the caress of the rising sun, enveloped the awakened world; and with the light, hope–a gay, swift, fierce hope–filled the Viscount’s heart! Was he mad, that he had allowed himself to be struck down by fear, before anything was settled even, before his seconds had seen those of this Georges Lamil, before he knew whether he was going to fight?

He washed, dressed, and walked out with a firm step.

He repeated to himself, as he walked:

“I must be energetic, very energetic. I must prove that I am not afraid.”

His seconds, the Marquis and the Colonel, placed themselves at his disposal, and after hearty handshakes discussed the conditions.

“You are anxious for a serious duel? ” asked the Colonel.

“Yes, a very serious one,” replied the Viscount.

“You still insist on pistols?” said the Marquis.

“Yes.”

“You will leave us free to arrange the rest?”

In a dry, jerky voice the Viscount stated:

“Twenty paces; at the signal, raising the arm, and not lowering it. Exchange of shots till one is seriously wounded.”

“They are excellent conditions,” declared the Colonel in a tone of satisfaction. “You shoot well, you have every chance.”

They departed. The Viscount went home to wait for them. His agitation, momentarily quietened, was now growing minute by minute. He felt a strange shivering, a ceaseless vibration, down his arms, down his legs, in his chest; he could not keep still in one place, neither seated nor standing. There was not the least moistening of saliva in his mouth, and at every instant he made a violent movement of his tongue, as though to prevent it sticking to his palate.

He was eager to have breakfast, but could not eat. Then the idea came to him to drink in order to give himself courage, and he sent for a decanter of rum, of which he swallowed six liqueur glasses full one after the other.

A burning warmth flooded through his body, followed immediately by a sudden dizziness of the mind and spirit.

“Now I know what to do,” he thought. “Now it is all right.”

But by the end of an hour he had emptied the decanter, and his state of agitation had once more become intolerable. He was conscious of a wild need to roll on the ground, to scream, to bite. Night was falling.

The ringing of a bell gave him such a shock that he had not strength to rise and welcome his seconds.

He did not even dare to speak to them, to say “Good evening” to them, to utter a single word, for fear they guessed the whole thing by the alteration in his voice.

“Everything is arranged in accordance with the conditions you fixed,” observed the Colonel. “At first your adversary claimed the privileges of the insulted party, but he yielded almost at once, and has accepted everything. His seconds are two military men.”

“Thank you,” said the Viscount.

“Pardon us,” interposed the Marquis, “if we merely come in and leave again immediately, but we have a thousand things to see to. We must have a good doctor, since the combat is not to end until a serious wound is inflicted, and you know that pistol bullets are no laughing-matter. We must appoint the ground, near a house to which we may carry the wounded man if necessary, etc. In fact, we shall be occupied for two or three hours arranging all that there is to arrange.”

“Thank you,” said the Viscount a second time.

“You are all right?” asked the Colonel. “You are calm?”

“Yes, quite calm, thank you.”

The two men retired.

When he realised that he was once more alone, he thought that he was going mad. His servant had lit the lamps, and he sat down at the table to write letters. After tracing, at the head of a sheet: “This is my will,” he rose shivering and walked away, feeling incapable of connecting two ideas, of taking a resolution, of making any decision whatever.

So he was going to fight! He could no longer avoid it. Then what was the matter with him? He wished to fight, he had absolutely decided upon this plan of action and taken his resolve, and he now felt clearly, in spite of every effort of mind and forcing of will, that he could not retain even the strength necessary to get him to the place of meeting. He tried to picture the duel, his own attitude and the bearing of his adversary.

From time to time his teeth chattered in his mouth with a slight clicking noise. He tried to read, and took down Chateauvillard’s code of duelling. Then he wondered:

“Does my adversary go to shooting-galleries? Is he well known? Is he classified anywhere? How can I find out?”

He bethought himself of Baron Vaux’s book on marksmen with the pistol, and ran through it from end to end. Georges Lamil was not mentioned in it. Yet if the man were not a good shot, he would surely not have promptly agreed to that dangerous weapon and those fatal conditions?

He opened, in passing, a case by Gastinne Renette standing on a small table, and took out one of the pistols, then placed himself as though to shoot and raised his arm. But he was trembling from head to foot and the barrel moved in every direction.

At that, he said to himself:

“It’s impossible. I cannot fight in this state.”

He looked at the end of the barrel, at the little, black, deep hole that spits death; he thought of the disgrace, of the whispers at the club, of the laughter in drawing-rooms, of the contempt of women, of the allusions in the papers, of the insults which cowards would fling at him.

He was still looking at the weapon, and, raising the hammer, caught a glimpse of a cap gleaming beneath it like a tiny red flame. By good fortune or forgetfulness, the pistol had been left loaded. At the knowledge, he was filled with a confused inexplicable sense of joy.

If, when face to face with the other man, he did not show a proper gallantry and calm, he would be lost for ever. He would be sullied, branded with a mark of infamy, hounded out of society. And he would not be able to achieve that calm, that swaggering poise; he knew it, he felt it. Yet he was brave, since he wanted to fight I … He was brave, since….

The thought which hovered in him did not even fulfil itself in his mind; but, opening his mouth wide, he thrust in the barrel of his pistol with savage gesture until it reached his throat, and pressed on the trigger.

When his valet ran in, at the sound of the report, he found him lying dead upon his back. A shower of blood had splashed the white paper on the table, and made a great red mark beneath these four words:

“This is my will.”

Educator needs to create learning interest during teaching. Expert teacher not only create learners’ interest but sustain learners’ learning interest throughout the lesson.  A well thought and well planned lesson maximize learning in the class. Teacher adopts policy of flexibility during the teaching. Sometimes a good teacher modifies his lesson plan on the actual observation of students’ interest and understanding during teaching. Ideas of teaching can be included during teaching process; however learners’ interest is always on high priority for a wise educator.

Rajeev Ranjan

Indian Educationist

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Examination Tips: Importance and Benefit of Learning Question Paper Pattern and Questions Language

Better understanding of Question Paper Pattern and Question’s Language -Guarantee of Better Result

Developing a fine tune with the nature of question paper helps us to prepare, plan and execute strategies timely. A question paper consists of several different types of question to evaluate students’ factual, conceptual and global understanding. We work day and night to go through our syllabus. We practice our prescribed syllabus adopting different means and methods. It is essential to understand the exact meaning of different questions. Generally, it is observed that we know question’s answer but since the language of question is different in a question paper so students could not able to evaluate the questions.

Developing ability to extract and interpret exact meaning

We are well about the fact that concept and theorem do not change from one place to another place but application may change i.e. Newton’s Law of Motion will be same in almost all books. Expert may design a question application based question on Law of Motion. If students know Law of Motion, they will certainly write correct answer. Developing ability to extract and interpret exact meaning of question help us to write concrete answer.

It is a known fact that some students read the questions on the test paper but fail to comprehend the exact meaning and therefore write wrong answers. Understanding the framework of question paper develops self confidence of students as well as increases their self esteem and then student says, “Yes I can do it”. 

What are the advantages of understanding question paper pattern?

  1. Academically weak students get at least passing marks working on strong points in a particular subject or in all most all subjects. He knows the distribution of marks for different question. He knows his own command on subject so he plans to have command on easiest portion of that question paper so that he will gain respectable marks for passing barrier of promotion to the next level.
  2. Academically mediocre students perform better in all most all subjects. He works on his weak as well as strong points of learning. He develops his study skills i.e. own way of preparing notes, own styles to practice and own styles for doing revision. They know the right point to hit.
  3. Academically intelligent students touch the highest marks working on each and every area in a particular subject or perform better in all most all subjects. He develops in depth knowledge of each and every thing. He polishes his skill for performing error free in the examination.  S/he exactly knows (a) how to study (b) what to study (c) Where to focus (d) How to retain memory for long time (e) How to cover key points/issues before the examination. A good student exactly knows the nerves of the question paper.

Before Examination: student evaluates syllabus, duration, examination systems and marking scheme well in advance

Our educational journey begins at 3 (Kindergarten) and reaches up Doctorate/Post Doctorate (many more). We appear in various academic, professional and competitive examinations in our life. We collect printed material, notes and various literatures to do proper study. We have to go through a certain syllabus in a pre-decided time schedule. A wise student evaluates syllabus, duration, examination systems and marking scheme well in advance.

 What is use of doing hard and fast preparation for an examination just before the final date? A wise student studies continuously for whole year. He enjoys doing study. He knows rules and regulation of an academic programme from day 1st of his new beginning. He deeply studies question pattern of previous years and make key notes (a) how he will achieve his target? He knows the ultimate objective. A wise student focuses on following key points to achieve high in academic, professional and competitive examination.

  1. Know your syllabus distribution thoroughly
  2. Check the question pattern from previous years question papers
  3. Know distribution of marks in the questions paper i.e.
  • Section or subsections in the question paper
  • Number of questions in the question paper
  • Nature of each question i.e. multiple choice , reasoning, short answer, very short answer, HOTS, essay types, analytical, logical, critical etc
  • Types of questions in the question paper and their distribution i.e. 
  1. Marks distribution  of each question
  2. Word limit of different types of questions
  3. Duration of examination and number of questions to be attempted in an examination

To cross a barrier of a grade, class, college and university ends with better understanding of a question paper as well as writing all the questions’ answer correctly and concretely. The evaluator does not know us with our unique name and number but s/he evaluates our complete personality with the words written on our answer sheet. He does not know our mental and physical phenomenon, but he knows the rational and relevant words used by us in the answer sheet. There is no limit of knowledge but rational expression of our knowledge determines our success in an examination.

 Rajeev Ranjan

Indian Educationist

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Peer Teaching –Importance and Benefits – Effective Technique for Promoting Joyful Learning

What a wonderful teaching skill! It was un-prepared and unplanned way to introduce peer teaching in the classroom. Main subject teacher was absent from school and substitution period had arranged for them. I got an idea to discuss the 2nd last chapter “The Environment” of class 10th student.  Science teacher has left 2 last chapters in Biology. It is high time for 10 class students because of board examination. Suddenly we decided to use substitution period for teaching learning activities through “Peer teaching”.

Student as a keen observer

Students are keen observer. They minutely watch their teacher’s teaching style and teaching techniques. When they get wonderful opportunity to teach their classmates; they use best possible ways to make each one understand his points.

Peer teaching: – a sense of freedom from controlled person to controlling a person

Sometimes students feel frustrated under same roof and learning from a single teacher. They have aggression that someone is controlling us. A sense of control increases aggression inside a person. Peer teaching is golden opportunity to make them feel a sense of freedom and a sense of accountability for learning. When a student becomes a teacher in the same class, s/he feels pride and tries his/her best to contribute and to share his/her knowledge with classmates.

Creating learner friendly environment and a sense of autonomy

Since it was unplanned way to introduce peer teaching, suddenly I shared my objective with them. We wanted to create a student learning friendly environment in the classroom through student teacher. We asked them to teach the lesson ‘The Environment’. We asked them to lead the teaching cum discussion as they want to lead it. We asked them to do following things:-

  1. Feel that “you are the ring master”, lead the class as you wish to lead
  2. Feel free to adopt any teaching techniques
  3. Feel free to conduct any activity
  4. Feel free to use any relevant examples to support your point
  5. Feel free to use the technique which  you think, “ you can”
  6. Feel free to use the digital board/green board for leading discussion and describing key points
  7. We will use the word “learn” so no student teacher will say “ I taught you instead the statement will be “ we have learnt this”
  8. We will not deviate from the topic instead we will support our classmate and lead the discussion to the next level. If student teacher trapped somewhere, we will help him saying like this, “ could be say like this/ this can be also interpretation of this statement”

Wonder to see the wonderful teaching by the student!

Student used “brainstorming techniques” to initiate the learning in the class. Student teacher used all teaching styles to make “learning” easy. When a student teacher touched the topic of “aquarium”, she asked her classmate (a) have you ever seen an aquarium. (b) Could you draw a diagram of an aquarium? (c) Could you describe your diagram?

Student teacher used “questioning technique” to make other classmates learning easy. She asked various questions related to key points in the lesson. Ms. Laxmi was very confident during teaching and asked her classmates (a) do you have any problems (b) can I give more examples to support it?

Learning is transmittable-learn by doing- learn by watching

Learning can be transfer from one person to another person; if a one person watches benefit in learning something then other person learns or at least tries to learn it from 1st person. Sense of benefits in doing something leads him to do so. We are human and we imitate others very fast. Only we need to create a learner’s learning friendly environment, where I can feel safe and secure even in an unfavorable situation and I can get mental support even if I commit a mistake. I will get moral support to correct it. This confidence leads a learner to explore and experiment with new ideas and concepts.

Student teacher focused on difficult words and he tried to share accurate meaning of several words. It was very happy to notice that he asked his classmates to read a paragraph individually. Mr. Rohan (name changed) stated at the end of the class that he was feeling confident during the lesson and he thought that even he can do self study very well. Mr. Rohan is a little bit lazy in performing other task in the class but he felt his inner desire for doing self study by watching his friend as a teacher. He was feeling that he can also teach like his friend if he gets opportunity.

Every student was feeling self confident in the class. Mr. Gupta wrote his experience, “earlier I am not used to sit and read a lesson but today I felt like a learner boy. I really enjoyed it. He mentioned his learning lesson.

Opportunity for learner to develop intrapersonal and interpersonal skill

Student teacher provides an opportunity for learner to ask question without any hesitation. Several times, student does not ask questions in the class for various reasons i.e. low confidence, low self-esteem, may be facing fear from teacher etc. Mr. Virat Gupta wrote in post teaching learning session (a) I felt very well after reading because we were friendly (b) So whatever I could not understand, I just asked to my friend and he clarified my concept (c) Since my friend taught me, it was delightful experience for me.

Passing through an unknown world to known world of knowledge

Student teacher is a classic example of developing learning desire among students. Learner’s desire to learn helps us to promote quality teaching learning in the classroom. When they have burning desire to learn and to explore; they completely involve themselves in the learning process. Ms. Tannu shared her experience in a piece of paper. She wrote that when I got offer to teach Science to my classmates, I became very happy and decided to give the best whatever knowledge I am having. I was feeling very confident standing as a teacher and holding Science book in my hand. I enjoyed my teaching. When class was over, I realized that it was very fruitful class and it also helped us to become a confident learner. She further shared a wonderful experience that when her other classmates were teaching after her; she was thinking that she was also doing the same activity just before 10 minutes and probably they were passing through same dilemma what I felt in my turn of teaching.

Since it was unprepared and unplanned student teacher teaching learning activity, student’s were not even read the chapter before this class but developing a sense of support to each other made this task not only easy but have a wonderful experience of learning.

Give best learning outcome

When first student teacher started teaching, she was little hesitant, however she shared her objective, “we will discuss together about ‘The Environment’ and will try to learn different key points and key concept”.  It was clear at 1st stage of teaching that there is no teacher and student in the class. We will learn together therefore student teacher neither felt superior complex nor felt inferior complex during teaching learning session.  They were supporting each other i.e. giving one more synonyms, one more supportive reply etc. They were listening the student teacher curiously.

Educator can initiate ‘student teacher’ according to time allowed to complete the syllabus. A wise teacher promotes peer teaching now and then to boost up student confidence. This technique helps teacher to maintain discipline in the classroom. When a student becomes a teacher; s/he feels the pain of a teacher.

 Sensitize inbuilt nature of teacher in each and every individual  

Teacher can introduce peer teaching in a planned manner to develop different skills in students. I firmly believe that we are unique individuals.  It may not be exaggerated to say that we are first teacher than a learner or vice-versa. Generally we observe when we get time to teach someone we grab this opportunity.   Whether we know something or not but we share our knowledge eagerly and enthusiastically.

Peer teaching works like different types of sauce in fast food items or in readymade food. It makes teaching learning process interesting. Wise educator also feels happy sitting at the back bench of class and watching his/her student as teacher. So Let! Be the first to initiate the change!

Rajeev Ranjan

Indian Educationist

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Examination Hall: Excellent and Essential Tips for Performing well in an Examination

An examination system evaluates factual understanding, conceptual understanding and global understanding of prescribed syllabus and designed curriculum. Examination system assesses individual’s capability to interpret learning in his own language. It is not merely test of knowledge. Examination system evaluates persistent and consistent quality of an individual. It tests the attitude of an individual i.e. how does an individual perform better in extreme pressure. Examination examines individual’s overall personality. Examination systems examine individual’s desire to learn, desire to explore, desire to investigate and desire to apply learning in real life situation.

We get a systematic designed question paper in the examination hall. We solve question paper within a designed time schedule. Recalling is a tough task; it heavily depends on mental status of an individual. A good student plans very well, executes planning timely, analyzes situations and works on weak area to face the challenges of an examination. A good student reaches examination hall timely and secure his berth at right place in the examination hall. He carries all valuable items i.e. admit card, identity card, pen, pencil and other stationery items to avoid chaos in the examination hall. He occupies his seat in the examination hall. A good student studies very hard in whole academic year. Seating in the examination hall; if we perform well, we will be winner and if we neglect basics, we will be loser; we do not have other option and alternate. A good student performs following tasks in the examination hall.

 

Read the mentioned instructions of question paper thoroughly

He reads his question paper thoroughly to develop an understanding nature of questions. A question paper consists of different types of questions. A wise student reads each instruction carefully to avoid doing big mistake. He designs a plan for each and every question. Review of question paper gives an insight for designing a plan and making strategy to answer different questions in a different pace. Intensive reading of question paper helps us to decide the way of answering according to the nature of questions.

Over excitement is prohibited if you feel to attempt all questions

 A good student reads question paper properly. When he reads the question paper; it may be possible that he knows all questions’ answer or it may appear very easy but a critical thinker tries to understand the meaning of question. When he interprets properly, it will be easy to answer the given questions. He evaluates his own ability and command for given question.

Over stress is prohibited if you feel difficulty to attempt some of questions

Since, we are under pressure to perform well in the examination; it may be possible that at first instance a few questions appear too tough to be answered. It may be happened in mental pressure or it may be really difficult but in both the cases wise student keeps his shoulder high. It may be possible that during academic session, you had gone through the concept. If you feel that question’s language is difficult to understand; “give proper time to yourself, feel relax and once again read the question, it will help you to recall. Generally, language may be different or difficult but wise learner extracts right meaning for writing quality answer. Neither feels very happy nor feels very sad during reading questions; our task is to develop right understanding for given questions. No need to be hurry and feel sad in both the above cases.

Make sure your answer is relevant for the questions

A confident learner ensures that whatever he knows; he reproduces his factual and conceptual knowledge by using appropriate language while writing answer. We should take care of content and word limit in check for writing quality answer. Our answer should be precise and concrete because they will check our knowledge through the answer. Our answer should be relevant and rational. We use appropriate words and meaningful sentences for expressing our knowledge.

Easy to complex

We have to keep our confidence in check during examination. Move on to the next questions once you get stuck with a difficult question. Avoid wasting your precious time at trapped point. Return back to the difficult one or complex one question after sometimes, surely you will be able to write, since you have already read even difficult one in your textbooks. But never leave a question unanswered. Make sure that you have answered all questions.

Keep open eyes during selecting optional questions

Examination evaluates an individual’s attitude and aptitude.  Good students always keep themselves on alert mode because they read the question paper properly before starting writing answer. It has been analyzed that student has written all questions in an extremely mental pressure but on the other hand he has to write only one out of two questions. It is completely wastage of time and energy. Read instructions carefully to avoid big mistakes. Be an alert student!

Plan Time: Distribute judicious time to each and every question

A question paper consists of different types of question for checking students’ different ability within a time frame. A standard question paper is well designed by experienced and expert people. They distribute proper time to each and every question so that they keep word limit procedure. Question designer designs questions to check learners’ understanding through leading question pattern from easy to complex. We should not waste too much time on a single question which kills the time of other question.

Plan time in a systematic manner to do proper revision before final answer sheet submission

We should plan our time properly so that we have enough time to revise our written answers. Generally it is observed that we know the correct spelling of a word but could write wrongly on the paper later on which creates negative impression in teacher’s mind. We know the correct answer but in an extreme pressure, we could not write meaningful content. When we finish our paper within the time frame, we are able to revise our answer and correct or edit our mistakes.

Recheck your personal information before submitting your answer sheet

A student works hard in an academic session to reach next level in his academic life. We take so much pain so it is most important for us to check our personal information before submitting answer sheet because after then we will not get chance to correct it any more. A small mistake can become a big hurdle for us. So write you own code number/roll number/other identification prescribed by the authority for B/C answer sheets/supplementary answer sheet. Staple or tied them properly before final submission.

Review ourselves to become an alert learner:- Key points
  • Review the questions in the question paper
  • Check your command on the mentioned questions
  • Over excitement is prohibited if you feel to attempt all questions
  • Over stress is prohibited if you feel difficulty to attempt some of questions
  • Read the questions paper properly (No need to be  hurry & worry in both the above mentioned cases)
  • Read the questions carefully to understand what is expected answer
  • Make sure your answer is relevant for the questions
  • Move on to the next questions once you get stuck with a question. Avoid wasting your precious time at trapped point. Return back to the difficult one or complex one question after sometimes, surely you will be able to write, since you have already read even difficult one in your textbooks. But never leave a question unanswered. Make sure that you have answered all questions
  • Keep open eyes during selecting optional questions (Sometimes some students attempt to write both the questions or write both the questions. ***Avoid this situation***)
  • Planned your time in a systematic manner so that you have enough time to revise your written answers
  • Write you own code number/roll number/other identification prescribed by the authority for B/C answer sheets/supplementary answer sheet. Staple or tied them properly

 

We face several examinations in our life. We work hard to get good grade and mark in the examination. We should be an alert learner right from entering into examination hall, getting question paper & answer sheet, reading question paper, filling personal information , planning for writing, to submission of an answer sheet. Our alertness and wakefulness help us to become a smart learner. Let! Be the first to become a smart learner!

 Rajeev Ranjan

Indian Educationist

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