Introduction: Chemistry is one of the important subjects which plays a vital role in our lives. Some basic knowledge in chemistry is very essential for the students who want to pursue either Engineering or Medicine. That is why for intermediate or class XII science students it is mandatory to study physical sciences as one of the subjects. They can choose one subject from mathematics and Biological sciences in addition to the physical sciences.
But many students are not comfortable with chemistry. They say they don't like that subject as they are not able to understand the subject well. They think that studying chemistry is an uphill task. As per them, it is a big challenge to study the subject. There is a general feeling that scoring marks in chemistry is tough But it is not true. It is not that difficult if good methods of studying the subject are adopted. Various points that will help the student in facing the examination in chemistry well are discussed in the following few lines,
Points to follow: The following are some of the important points to follow to fare well in chemistry examinations-
Important points to be followed in the examination hall:The following are some important points which will help the student to best utilise his/her time in the examination hall-
Conclusion: Like any other subject, chemistry is also an interesting subject and one will enjoy the subject well if one is good at the basics. One should concentrate on the basics and understand them well. One should be confident and should not think that one can't do well. That positive feeling itself will make the student face the exam well.
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Chemistry is one of the main subjects in science stream but many students have a wrong notion about it and feel that it is not as important as Physics or Biology or Mathematics. Actually the concepts and fundamentals of Chemistry are used in so many industries and so many manufacturing processes that we cannot produce so many chemicals, fertilizers, cosmetics, industrial chemicals, sprays etc without a good understanding and knowledge of this subject. The students should consider Chemistry as the building block for the industries and manufacturing segment and take interest in learning it. They should try to understand the basic principles of this important subject and should not just cram the formulas and equations. We have to note that we cannot understand the scientific principles properly if we do not learn from the basics. Learning science is a long time strategy and requires a dedicated approach to it.
Chemistry is an interesting subject providing the aspirants deep understanding as to how the reactions are involved to get an ultimate product. It is not that much easy unlike Physics and Mathematics which are guided with some basics and that will hold good in all the conditions not violating the basic principles.
However, in chemistry, reactions would proceed in different ways considering the concentration of the reactants, the temperature, pressure and other variables. For example Zinc will react with diluted Sulphuric Acid to form Hydrogen and Zinc Sulphate but in case of reaction with concentrated Sulphuric Acid, Sulphur Dioxide will form on applying heat outside the flask. That is how the ultimate product will vary with the variation of concentration of Sulphuric Acid. The subject becomes more interesting with the concept of the underlying principles.
Aspirants would do better in this subject if they have passion for this subject and are curious enough.
You are correct Sheo Shankar Jha. One should have a passion for the subject to become good at the subject. But how that passion will develop in a student. That will come by understanding the basics of the subjects and learning the subject with a proper understanding. One should read to understand the subject and then any doubts the student is having should get clarified by the teachers. That will make the individual get a liking towards the subject.
Thank you Dr Rao for your valuable feed back. The subject can be made more interesting with the sustained interest of the mentor. This would definitely go a long way to arouse their passion. Some may be interested in the subject right from the beginning but to some of the aspirants, the association of their colleagues or some professor in the class would create their interest for this subject later on. The way you have represented this article is quite remarkable.
Here are some points from my side-
Analyzing real world applications of the chemistry: While studying chemistry if the student try to relate the stuff what they are studying to real world applications it would be interesting and more engaging and also they can know the relevance of what they study in real world applications.
Using Flashcards: Students can use flashcards in their studies of chemistry like they can have the question on one side of the card and the answer on the other side of the card. Also they can write the important formulae in chemistry in flashcards and try to see that often to memorize them.
Writing important terms and formulae multiple times: Student can write down the important terms and chemistry formulae multiple times as it would help to memorize them easily. Also whenever we write we are creating a pictorial representation of that and it in turn tend to make it easier to remember.