If you want to score good marks in your Science exam, and you are reading this article, it shows that you are serious about your preparation. Students spend most of their time attending classes, tuition and having fun. To study wholeheartedly, they wait until the date sheet is provided to them. They don’t prepare rigorously from the start of the academic session. This is where they go wrong. A topper is a topper because they start their preparations well in advance. They have a rigid timetable to which they adhere and a strategy for the year. They are aware of how they are going to tackle each subject and each topic.
Science is one of those subjects where you can score 100% marks, given you have not compromised with the preparation. It explains various technical terms that you have to read and revise again and again. If not, you will find it difficult to recall them in the exam. It also explains the phenomenon that one experiences or comes across almost daily. It widens your knowledge and enables you to view and understand the world from a scientific viewpoint. Science taught in Class 6th and Class 7th provides you with the basics that you will need to understand the concepts in your higher classes. Hence, be familiar with the basics and develop a strong foundation. Questions from these classes are also asked in the prestigious competitive exams such as CSE and NEET.
If you want to score high marks in your Science exam, you must know the basic concepts and phenomena. The knowledge you need to score high marks is given in the textbook. You don’t have to refer to various reference books or join coaching institutes. The language of the book is such that you can easily understand each concept. The books also contain many examples to help you comprehend how a particular process or phenomenon works in the real world.
A strong foundation is laid with just a simple reading of your textbook. But to make sure that it stays with you for a longer time, you must read your books multiple times, or at least 5 or 6 times. The more, the better.
Given below are certain tips you can use to get the desired marks.
One can never go wrong with textbooks. Read your books with complete focus and concentration. Try to understand the concepts. Ask for help from a teacher or a parent, when doubt arises. Go through the books and the concepts thoroughly. The books contain all the topics from which a question could be asked in the exam.
Have a basic knowledge of the syllabus that you will be studying in the class. Ensure that the syllabus you refer to is the updated one.
- Be regular with your preparation
To make sure that you are regular with your classes and self-study, you can make a timetable that best suits you. Make a detailed strategy for the next few months. Plan your strategy in advance. Write down on a paper the chapters/topics that you will complete in the next week, the topics or chapters that you will study next month.
You must also include time slots in your schedule to revise what you have studied.
- Make your notes
Do not go on underlining every line in your textbook. Prepare notes in your language. Writing down something ensures that you remember it for a long time. Write down the terms you have learned, the way a phenomenon (such as respiration) works, what are the steps involved in the process of Fibre To Fabric, or the difference between Physical and Chemical changes. Include various examples. Try to write your notes in points-like format. They will come in handy when you want to revise before the exam.
- Practice different questions
There are different types of questions given in your textbooks at the end of the chapters. Write answers yourself, don’t look for them online unless you have tried. Writing stimulates creative thinking. Utilize different terms that you have learned. Draw diagrams in your exams, draw tables. Get creative.
- Previous years’ question papers
To get an idea about the pattern of the exam, download previous years’ papers. Go through them once or twice. You will realize that questions from some topics are asked more and are asked frequently. Focus more on these topics to fetch good marks. You can also try to formulate your questions while studying.
After you have read a particular topic, you can watch several videos related to the topic. Resorting to audio-visual resources will help you understand complex topics easily.
After you have practiced writing the answers, you can search for NCERT Science book Class 7th solutions pdf online to check your answers better. The topics you find difficult to understand, read about them online. The Internet facilitates your preparation, but it cannot substitute your textbooks. Be smart about how you use it.
Revise whatever you have studied daily, on a weekly and a monthly basis. Go through the textbooks and your notes multiple times. When you study a topic from different sources, you must also add in your notes simultaneously. Go through them again and again.
- Eat healthily
Include some brain food in your daily diet, such as lentils, dairy products, fruits and vegetables, a piece of dark chocolate daily. Do not forget to stay hydrated.
Exercising daily ensures that your brain gets a sufficient supply of blood and oxygen. Study for 30 minutes or an hour and then take a break of at least 10 minutes. Go for a walk on the terrace or a nearby park for refreshing your mind. Spend some time with friends and family. Have trust in your preparation.