Good Grades – A desire for almost every one of us! But fetching them has always been a headache. But the importance of the same goes wide, be it building your cumulative GPA, pursuing future studies or getting a hefty package placement. So here are some tips and tricks that will help you fetch marks easily.
1. Prepare the best you can!
Preparation is always the basic and fundamental part of any exam. Prepare well and your confidence will itself score for you. Be it a last night preparation or a continuous one, there has to be a plan as to how are you going to crack that particular subject. Plan it up and stick to it till the end, this will help you get more focus.
2. Use mnemonics and make your own abbreviations
This method is really awesome. It goes from my own experience of making weird short forms and summing up the points in a mnemonic. It will help you remember easily the large lists, categories and sub points of the topic that you are likely to forget in the exam hall. For e.g, i am picking a famous one, VIBGYOR to remember the order of colors of a rainbow(Violet, Indigo, Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange, Red).
3. Make your handwriting very neat and readable
Another good way to impress your paper checker is to use good handwriting. Make sure you write very clear. Good handwriting will attract the eyes of the checker and your answers won’t go unread and which inturn will fetch you marks. Along with possessing good handwriting, also be sure that the content you write is clearly visible and readable.
4. Inculcate the habit of writing in sub-sections
The most heard line of all times, I agree! But also the most ignored one. Writing an answer into sub-sections will make the content look well arranged and it will have the checker’s attention grabbed up. Nobody will be spending their valuable time reading your extra long paragraphs.
5. Use Diagrams to represent your answer
Diagrams are popular in student’s mind as a time consuming element. But the truth lies totally opposite. Diagrams represent your understanding about the particular topic. Many a times the scenario goes as only the diagram is considered and the succeeding theories are ignored based on how you made the diagram. It helps the checker to understand your viewpoint clearly. The more neat, clear and perfect your diagram is, the more marks fetched in your basket. Using pencil and scale is highly recommended.
6. Use Highlighters
Always make a habit of using pencil, black ink or highlighters to underline the important parts of your answer where you want the paper checker to focus. Underline the jargons or some special words that are typically related to the topic which will make your impression in checker’s mind as you have mastered the topic well.
7. Time Management
The key point in any field. Utilize your time effectively according to the number of questions and the content needed followed by the weightage of each portion. This will not only help you complete your paper on time but will also help you to rethink on the answers that are not attempted perfectly. Also you’ll be able to go through the whole paper again, helping you correct some silly mistakes done unintentionally.
Be Confident, Believe in Yourself! If you possess the attitude to do well, then you definitely will!