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How to manage school studies and special course for medical at the same time?

Date: 19 Feb 2016   Posted By: yuvashree     Group: Education    Category: Professional Courses   

I am a Bio Maths 11th student.I want to become a doctor. My biggest problem is that I am not able to score high marks in school as well as in the special courses tests. I tried few methods like learning the concept the same day when taught but for that I don't get enough time.
Experts: do advise me how to manage my time and studies.

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Author: Seema Shah    19 Feb 2016      Member Level: Gold     Points : 7  (Rs 7)    Voting Score: 0

A very common question indeed!
Here is my advice:
1. Jot down important points or diagrams on paper and put it up on a soft board which you can see through the day.
2. Manage your time well. Avoid time wasters.
3. Instead of studying after it is taught, read before the class.
4. Study the same topic before , which you are going to do in class.
5. Understand the topic and then do your assignments/ homework.
6. Take out sometime for studies: either early morning or late night. Depending on what you are comfortable with.
7. Avoid excessive phone/ internet/ TV usage.
8. Take out sometime for your relaxation, and take break in studies , when you cannot concentrate.
9. Be with people who motivate you, make you happy and you feel secure.
10. Have proper food, warm food stimulates the nerve cells
11. Have adequate sleep
I hope this helps.

Author: Kailash Kumar    19 Feb 2016      Member Level: Platinum     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

Special courses can be handled only when the normal / basic concepts become clear to the student. It has to be noted that merely joining courses is not enough. One has to clear the tough competitive examination also. Introspection should be carried out prior to continuing further. The results are declared on the basis of marks scored only. Rote learning is generally not effective in case of tough competitive examination. Instead basic concepts and fundamentals are required to be made clear. Once this is achieved then the problem faced by the author is likely to get subsided to a large or some extent.

Author: [Anonymous]    19 Feb 2016      Member Level: Diamond     Points : 8  (Rs 8)    Voting Score: 0

Hi Dear,
This is very common problem in your age.
You have no time, is not satisfactory reason for not scoring good marks because the one who is scoring higher than you is also having same 24 hours a day.
Try following tips-
1. If you facing some memory problem, like you forget things after sometime. Then you may include some meditation time in your schedule. You may find yourself younger for that, I am just asking you to sit silently in open fresh air in early morning hours for some time.
This fresh air re energize our nerves and brain.

2. Stop thinking about not required things or less prior things.

3. If you find lack of time, prepare to do list of tasks in their respective priority sequence. This way, you will be able to do the things which are essential like study.

4. Read lesson prior going for its lecture and revise it after coming back. This will give you another chance to get what you missed. In that way, you can ask the same to your teacher next day itself.

5. Prepare class notes. This habit keeps you active in class and you will be able to note little smart points which will be very useful for last minute preparations of exams.

6. Never hesitate to ask query during class and keep your concepts always clear.

7. Discuss what you have studied with your friends during breaks. It is again a revision.

8. Prepare smart slips to stick in front of your bed, on your cupboard, beside mirror. This way, you will notice them frequently and will have permanent memory for it.

9. Lastly, do not try to mug up the things. Rather try to have grip over the concepts.

Author: Sheo Shankar Jha    19 Feb 2016      Member Level: Gold     Points : 8  (Rs 8)    Voting Score: 0

First of all, wipe out the concept that you are not faring well in the tests. Your patience and persistence would enable to do well in the upcoming tests. A few tips would be helpful in this context-
1) Go through the your NCERT text book and entire chapters containing in the text - book has to be read and understood carefully. However, in case of coming across of doubt at any stage/ stages, the same may be noted down in a separate note- book and get your doubt clarified by your teachers.
2) Periodic revision of each and every chapter is essential so that you you may not forget the same. Frequent revision would take less time.
3) Time - management is an essential factor. While solving the problems relating to Physics, there are different formulaes to solve the problem but a particular formulae would solve your time.
4) Choose the answer wisely. Random answering would amount to deduction of marks. Answer those questions first for which you are fully confident.
5) Insist on achieving the basic clarity of the chapters prescribed in your syllabus.
6) Avoid stress at all levels. Take adequate rest and your diet should be a balanced one.
7) If you desire, you may join in a reputed coaching Institute including Akash for sound concepts of the subjects.
8) Your progress should be noted down in a separate note book so that any corrective step if required, may be taken up from your end.
Your cool brain, patience and determination will help you in cracking the medical - test.

Author: Juana    21 Feb 2016      Member Level: Diamond     Points : 15  (Rs 15)    Voting Score: 0

Most students preparing for competitive exams often find it difficult to strike a balance between preparation for boards and the competitive exam, so you are not alone. However, it is not something that cannot be managed. There are three aspects that need your attention.

1. The first involves having a positive mind set and being determined. Brush off any negativity or thoughts of failure. Look at your past achievements and be inspired by them. Believe in yourself and know that you are capable of success.
2. The second requires creating an environment conducive for studying. This means no distraction at the time of studies, no stress, stimulating yourself both mentally and physically, keeping yourself healthy by supplementing your diet with lots of fresh fruits and vegetables, dry fruits, dairy products, fluids etc. Do some breathing exercise and practice some yoga too.
3. The third thing is studying in a way that you retain everything that you revise.

Since the first two aspects are easy to follow I'll discuss only the third here. Competitive exams do not test subjective knowledge, rather judge you for aptitude. You'll be tested for your ability to apply the concepts you have studied. I am suggesting an idea that can be applied to board as well as competitive exam preparations.

1. Learn the concepts and practice applying them to different problems.
2. Don't mug, instead understand what you are studying. Go through the same over in your mind, make notes and go through them after you've finished a chapter.
3. Once done, record the main points on your computer by making an audio visual recording. Use this recording to revise the concepts/lessons. Audio visual lessons are known to enhance learning. You'll remember the lessons better when you see and hear yourself speaking of important points. This mode of learning is less stressful than sitting at your desk going through printed/written material.
4. Don't ignore any topic/subject. Make it a point to study on a daily basis.

Lastly, divide your time such that you devote more time on stuff that you are unsure of. Since boards are conducted before entrance exams I suggest you devote a few hours more to studying that syllabus. This will help you strengthen your base and knowing that you know what is taught in school will boost confidence in you. Remember, you will have a few weeks before the entrance exams to brush up.

Make sure to go through previous years question papers to understand the pattern of questions. Invest in study material that has lots of practice exercises.

Create a study pattern that you're comfortable in. If you find studying different subjects in a single day too trying then study just one subject. Alternatively, you can devote a couple of hours to each subject, if you're fine with that. You can also study one subject/chapter thoroughly and use the rest of your time revising from notes/audio video recording of previous lessons. Follow a pattern that you find comfortable. The trick is to not get stressed out.

As far as not scoring good marks in exams I suggest you to read the question, understand it and then answer it. Go over your answer paper after you've attempted all questions. You'll be surprised at the number of mistakes you find in your answers.

Good luck!

Author: pankaj patidar    21 Feb 2016      Member Level: Silver     Points : 3  (Rs 3)    Voting Score: 0

Hi dear friend,

1) Yes, you can manage both school studies ans special courses for medical at the same time.

2) First of all pay proper attention in your school classes, So you can manage your time for special courses at a time.

3) After your schooling, You have enough time for your special courses.

4) You can join coaching classes for special medical courses. This coaching classes does not affect your school studies because they are only 1-2 hours classes.

5) In this way you can manage both school and special medical courses.

Thank you !!

Author: MANISH KUMAR    23 Feb 2016      Member Level: Silver     Points : 3  (Rs 2)    Voting Score: 0

You choose one at a time, either you concentrate more of getting good marks in secondary level or more concentration in competition exam. At the same time it become difficult unless you study school syllabus according the competition analysis.
There are also lots of example around us in which an IIT topper get 95 percent marks in 12th also so it totally depend on you.
If you sincere in medical field then concentrate more on preparation because the requirement is just 60 percent in secondary level so that you don't bear any pressure and give can also read some inspirational books to keep motivated constantly
Hope your query resolve.

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