The date sheet for the daunting CBSE 2022 Term 2 examinations for class 10th has been announced, and if a genie appeared with three wishes, the children set to give these exams would only ask for good memory and boosted brainpower.
Fortunately, there are several ways aspirants can augment their brainpower and boost memory, and here is a compilation of some of them.
Keep Your Attention Focused!
Attention is significantly related to several major components of short-term memory.
It is crucial for information to travel effectively from the short-term memory to the long-term memory to turn into easily rememberable knowledge, which is not possible without giving sole attention and actively attending to what one is studying.
It is, therefore, crucial to study in a place devoid of distractions of all sorts, such as music, television, chatter, and other interruptions.
Although getting rid of such distractions is not always practical or possible, especially when a student lives in a dorm with chattering roommates, an area surrounding a construction site, or simply in a house with clamoring children.
In such cases, students can resort to libraries, a relatively isolated area of the house, or to a friend’s place where they can devote their undivided attention to their study material.
Learn, Do Not Cram
A large majority of children are in the habit of cramming without grasping the gist of a particular concept. This plays a major role in their inability to retain information aptly and reproduce unprocessed information.
To prevent this, it is advisable to go through the study materials a number of times with short intervals, instead of gulping everything down in one sitting.
Extensive research carried out in this domain depicts that students who study regularly are more likely to remember their learned material than those who study everything in one sitting.
Adopt the Habit Of Organizing and Structuring
The best way students can boost their brainpower and enhance their memory is by adopting different learning techniques, the most effective of which is using mnemonics.
Mnemonics help in structuring information into easily decipherable and organized sections, rendering its retention significantly easy.
For instance, the most popular mnemonic used by students to remember trigonometric ratios is “Some People Have Curly Brown Hair Through Proper Brushing.”
The best mnemonics are the ones that integrate humor, novelty, and positive imagery to help students remember things effectively.
Visualize Things Around You
Good students keep the information they gain in check by visualizing it or applying their previous knowledge to it.
Photographs, graphics, charts, and other diagrams that usually get overlooked are, in fact, a great source of remembering things.
Even if the visualizations do not work, students can create their own and draw figures by using different colored markers or pens for better retention.
They can also draw such diagrams or instructions in their margins, on textbooks, or notes by using distinct colors, as writing your own understanding of things helps significantly in remembering and reproducing things.
Students can use the tips mentioned above and tricks to enhance their learning skills and effectively boost their brainpower.
ALL THE BEST!