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How to study for exams: Tips

Exams are a terrible and stressful thing to study for, especially knowing that they can make or break your final mark. Being able to study in the proper manner will achieve the best results, so make use of these tips. But be aware that these tips may not work for other people hence are a guide, a little change to suit your environment and make you comfortable is allowed.

Rewriting. Rewriting your notes is great if you’re a kinesthetic learner. Also, when you re-write something, you will probably think about what you are writing, what it’s about, and why you wrote it down. Most importantly, it refreshes your memory. If you took notes a month ago and just found out that those notes will be relevant in your exam, rewriting them will remind you of them when you need it for your exam.

Find the right hours. Don’t study when you’re really tired. It’s better to study for two hours in one day than to try and cram in that daily hour of studying at two in the morning. You won’t remember much and you’re likely to stop before you have studied what you need.

Don’t cram. Cramming the night before is proven to be useless, because you’re taking in so much information at once that it’s impossible to memorize it at all — in fact, you’ll hardly retain anything. I know it’s been preached to you many times before, but it’s true: Studying before and going over it multiple times really is the best way to learn the material. This is especially true with things like history and subjects dealing with theory.

Subjects. If it’s math you’re studying for, work on the problems. Don’t just read over it like you would for a history class, because you can actually do math, but you can seldom do history. Working problems out will help burn them into your mind, and remember: if you can’t solve the problem before the exam, you won’t be able to solve it on the exam either. If you are studying for a more social subject, do your research! Make sure you know what you’re talking about!

Surroundings. How do you study best? In your PJ’s, or your favorite t-shirt? With music or without? In your room or outside? Regardless, you probably won’t be able to study while there are distractions like:
– Your darling little brother or sister is running screaming around the house. You are going to end up watching movies because they are far too distracting.
– Your older brother or sister is bothering you on purpose.
– Your music is not relaxing, or is a song you want to sing along to instead of studying.
– It’s too dark. Your eyes will strain in dim light.
– You’re in a mess. Clean your room, as the mess around you really can distract you from what you’re doing.

Correct lighting. For men, try studying with a dimmer light (though not overly dim). Statistics say that 75% of guys that do this will focus better. For girls, it’s indicated that 90% of the time, they study and focus better in a brighter room with little noise.

TV. Some people like to have the TV on quietly in the background. This can cut both ways in that it can distract you from time to time, but also can help you to continue studying. It’s a risky strategy to have the TV on: nobody really knows how much it takes away from your attention and may be distracting you more than you realize.

Take Breaks. You need some time to have fun and it is better to revise when you are feeling relaxed than to exhaust yourself studying all day! The only caveat is, you need to avoid procrastination.

Plan. Always create a plan before you start studying, not to mention that this plan has to be achievable. If out of 5 lessons 3 are easy and can be finished fast, finish them first, that way you can spend quality time on the difficult lessons without fretting. Small tricks like these will help you complete your portions quickly.

Review. When you are finished studying one page of your notes, before you move on to the next page, ask yourself questions relating to the material on that page to see if you have remembered what you just studied. It also helps to say the answers to your questions out loud as if you were trying to explain it to someone else.

Ask for help. If you need help, ask someone who is good at these subjects. Example: Friends, Family, Teachers, etc….


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Job alert

Recruitment of Officers and Executives in Officers and Executives :Posted: 19 Feb 2012 04:58 PM PST

Cent Bank Home Finance Limited (CBHFL) (Subsidiary of Central Bank of India) 9, Arera Hills, Bhopal-462011, Madhya Pradesh Applications  are invited for the following posts of Officers and Executives : Officer : 22 posts Sr. Officer : 15 posts Executive : 15 posts Sr. Executive : 13 posts Sr. Executive (IT – Specialist) : 01 […]Please visit the Headline of the Post for the detailed description of the Vacancies. http://www.SarkarJobs.Com

Bank Jobs-Bank of Baroda – Recruitment of Probationary OfficersPosted: 19 Feb 2012 04:57 PM PST

Bank of Baroda (BOB) Baroda Corporate Centre, Plot No. C-26, Block G, Bandra Kurla Complex, Bandra (East), Mumbai 400051 Bank of Baroda – Recruitment of Probationary Officers – Project 2012 Bank of Baroda (BoB), India’s International Bank, looking for eligible candidates for following posts of Probationary Officer from those candidates who have taken the CWE […]Please visit the Headline of the Post for the detailed description of the Vacancies. http://www.SarkarJobs.Com

ICWAI JobsPosted: 19 Feb 2012 04:56 PM PST

The Institute of Cost and Works ICWAIs of India (ICWAI) 12, Sudder Street, Kolkata – 700 016. / ICWAI Bhavan, 3 Institutional Area, Lodi Road, New Delhi-110003 The Institute of Cost and Works Accountant of India (ICWAI), a premier national Institute in the country, looking for experienced and dynamic human resources at Kolkata (Headquarters) and […]Please visit the Headline of the Post for the detailed description of the Vacancies. http://www.SarkarJobs.Com

Adminstrative jobs in National Textil CorporationPosted: 19 Feb 2012 04:54 PM PST

National Textil Corporation Ltd. (NTC) (A Government of India Undertaking) 5th Floor, Core IV, SCOPE Complex, 7, Lodi Road, New Delhi-110003 National Textile Corporation Ltd., is looking for qualified and experienced Professionals in relevant disciplines for recruitment on regular basis : Dy. Gen.Manager – Corporate Sales : 01 post Dy. Gen.Manager – Retail : 01 […]Please visit the Headline of the Post for the detailed description of the Vacancies. http://www.SarkarJobs.Com

Various vacancies in Central Board of Secondary EducationPosted: 19 Feb 2012 04:52 PM PST

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Indian Coast Guard-recruitment to the post of YantriksPosted: 19 Feb 2012 04:50 PM PST

Indian Coast Guard Coast Guard Headquarters, National Stadium Complex, New Delhi – 110001 Applications are invited from male Indian Nationals possessing educational qualifications and age as prescribed below, for recruitment to the post of Yantriks in the Indian Coast Guard, an Armed Force of the Union for 02/2012 Batch : Yantrik in the Pay Scale […]Please visit the Headline of the Post for the detailed description of the Vacancies. http://www.SarkarJobs.Com

Appointment of Geospatial Associates/Assistants in GSDLPosted: 19 Feb 2012 04:49 PM PST

Geospatial Delhi Limited (GSDL) (A Government of Delhi Company) 3rd Floor, C-Wing, Vikas Bhawan II, New Delhi – 110054 Appointment of Geospatial Associates/Assistant Geospatial Delhi Limited invites suitable candidates for following posts for a Walk-In-Interview : Geospatial Associates/Assistant : 20 posts on consolidated emoluments of Rs.25000/ Rs.20000 per month, Age : 40 years….Please visit the Headline of the Post for the detailed description of the Vacancies. http://www.SarkarJobs.Com

Vacancies in Bihar Kshetriya Gramin BankPosted: 19 Feb 2012 04:47 PM PST

Bihar Kshetriya Gramin Bank (BKGB) Head Office :  Bhagat Singh Chowk, Munger, Bihar – 811201 Bihar Kshetriya Gramin Bank invites applications from Indian citizens, for the post of Officer in Middle Management Grade (Scale III), Officer in Middle Management Grade (Scale II), Officer in Junior Management (Scale I) Officer MMG Scale -III : 01 post, […]Please visit the Headline of the Post for the detailed description of the Vacancies. http://www.SarkarJobs.Com

Data Entry Operators and Program Assistant JobsPosted: 19 Feb 2012 04:46 PM PST

National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology (NIELIT)  (formerly DOEACC Society) Branch Office New Delhi, 2nd Floor, Parsvnath Metro Mall, Inderlok Metro Station, Delhi-35 Walk-in-Interview for Empanelment of Data Entry Operators (Hindi) and Program Assistant A on contract Basis Programm Assistant ‘A’  : Pay : Rs. 14000/- per month Data Entry Operator (DEO) : Pay […]Please visit the Headline of the Post for the detailed description of the Vacancies. http://www.SarkarJobs.Com

NIELIT-Walk-in-Interview of 101 Quality AnalystsPosted: 19 Feb 2012 04:45 PM PST

National Institute of Electronics and Information Technology (NIELIT)  (formerly DOEACC Society) Branch Office New Delhi, 2nd Floor, Parsvnath Metro Mall, Inderlok Metro Station, Delhi-35 Walk-in-Interview for Preparing a Panel of Quality Analysts Candidates are invited for Walk-in-Interview for Preparing a Panel of Quality Analysts for National Demographic Data Digitisation for NPR Project  on…Please visit the Headline of the Post for the detailed description of the Vacancies. http://www.SarkarJobs.Com

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Building chord progression of a song

First, find the scale of the song. For that hum the tune of the song a couple of times and try to find the particular note which brings the whole thing to a pleasing, satisfying conclusion. The tune of the song is built on the scale related to this note.

Next, find whether the scale is a major or a minor. For this strike the chord of the note that you located while humming the tune. For example, if ‘C’ is your note, first try humming the song to C major chord. If it sounds odd, try C minor. If you have a sharp ear then you can easily see which one fits.

Once you have located the note and the scale, start adding chords as you hum the song. This is not difficult if you know all about chords families . Apply the ‘Three chord trick’. For example, if the song is in C major scale, then you should be able to play the song reasonably well using ‘C’, ‘F’ & ‘G7’ chords. Remember that chord progression most often depends on some key notes appearing in the tune. So if you are able to play the song on an instrument, locating the related chords would be much easier.

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Book review: Artemis Fowl and the eternity code

Name of the book: Artemis Fowl and the eternity code
Pages: 329
Summary of the book:
This is Eoin Colfer’s third book featuring the young genius teenager Artemis Fowl. This time his parents have came back to him and both are thinking about leading an absolute crime free life. This is too much for Artemis and his brilliant adventure-planning of new money-making ways. So he goes for one last try and of making a supercomputer that can sense almost anything, anywhere in the world, which is neverthless by using fairy technology (a civilisation which lives under the surface). The invention could jeopardise the normal life of the fairy civilsation, hence the fairy protagonist LEPrecon officer Holly Short is used to find a way to take back the computer. And Artemis loses his Friend-Father-bodyguard ‘Butler’ with a bullet hole below his heart. Artemis tries to bring him back to life and take the C-Cube from an IT billionaire. A completly gripping novel.
Book review by: Aravind P.G., Class X A

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Top 10 bestseller books for children in India

1. Scholastic Yearbook 2011: Complete Reference Guide to India and the World
2. 9 Clues Bonus Book – Black Book Of Buried Secrets by Mallory Kass
3. Awakened – House of the Night 8 by PC Cast and Kristin Cast
4. Best of Indian Wit and Wisdom Pack by Amar Chitra Katha
5. Big Nite Strikes Again by Lincoln Peirce
6. Disney Little Einsteins Series by Sheila Sweeny Higginson
7. 39 Clues – 10 In To The Gaunlet by Margret Peterson Haddix
8. Secret 3 This Isnt What It Looks Like
9. Curse Of the Broken Step by Anjali Raghbeer
10.Dora Gift Pack


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